When it comes to vintage decorating, reclaimed objects are the name of the game, and the kitchen is no exception! However, most designers will agree that a delicate balance should be struck between flea market finds and brand new pieces. Case in point: canisters or other “airtight” containers. You want your tea, flour, and sugar to stay fresh as long as possible, so a secondhand set might not always be the best choice.
Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice your carefully-curated look in the name of something modern (and woefully out-of-place). A white canister set like the one below is redolent of jars from an old-fashioned dime candy shop. Featuring a milk-glazed finish and embossed scrolls, this ceramic canister set would look perfect lined up on a pine-plank countertop.
In the kitchen, you might evoke the stirrings of nostalgia through the roughhewn feel of a distressed table or the sight of sunlight streaming through lace curtains—but how about through smell? Imagine the fragrance of coffee rushing up to greet you as you lift the lid off of this old-time coffee canister. With its glass doorknob handle, this vintage kitchen decor only looks like a figment of the past.
Finally, if you’re partial to populating your home with vintage finds, it can be a bit of a struggle bringing a cohesive look to the room overall. After all, when you’ve got a light fixture from the ‘20s and an icebox from the ‘50s, finding some semblance of unity is sometimes a challenge. So, easily match your white tea, coffee, and sugar canisters to this charming utensil crock. Depicting the charming designs that detail the other items in the Circa Collection, this utensil organizer is the cherry on top of a stunning antique-inspired kitchen!
You might not be surrounded by Italian villa walls, but your kitchen can still have a taste of Tuscany. Olives were the inspiration for our latest kitchen decorating idea—plus stripes in sage and light cream.
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Here’s what we used to furnish this kitchen:
• A wooden counter height dining set finished in rich natural cherry
• Olive- and Tuscan-themed wall art (metal and canvas)
• Simple striped valances and tiers for the windows
• Chair cushions in a matching striped pattern
• Olive-patterned table linens and a decorative centerpiece bowl
• Olive oil-motif cushioned floor mats with memory foam fill
Stir up a charming new look in your kitchen with these freshly picked accessories. Give your kitchen windows, counters, and floor spaces plenty of delectable style and inviting appeal.
In the first kitchen setting, we gathered our prettiest fruit-themed decor to create a sweet ambience.
In the second kitchen setting, we made a few tweaks to give the room a vintage farmhouse flair. Simply swap out a few fruit items for rooster decor and select containers with an aged appearance.
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Here are a few decorating tips to create your dream kitchen:
- Cozy up kitchen chairs with plump cushions; then sit and converse as long as you like!
- Make prep less of a chore by placing a comfort mat or accent rug in front of the sink or counter.
- Get organized with kitchen essentials like paper towel holders, canister sets, and utensil holders.
- Turn even everyday meals into special occasions with cheery coordinating table linens.
Wine enthusiasts and those with a fondness for Italy will love these decorating ideas! Is your kitchen island or home bar lacking aesthetic flavor? With a few simple steps, you can turn that nondescript space into a charming serving nook bursting with Tuscan-inspired touches.
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Here’s how to create an Italian-influenced bar area:
- Invest in a sturdy wine storage cabinet with a butcher block top. Opt for a furnishing with a rustic finish to give it the provincial appearance of reclaimed wood.
- Add comfort to prep spaces with wine-themed cushioned mats. Look for a floor mat with skid-resistant backing and memory foam fill.
- Cultivate a warm Tuscan vibe with grape- and wine-themed wall art. An openwork metal wall art sign can be used to give a crowning accent to a pair of canvas panels.
- Don’t forget kitchen accessories! Play up your Italian theme with coordinating accessories like a napkin caddy and a paper towel holder.
Whether you’re sneaking into the kitchen for cookies and a peek outside to check the snowfall, or you’re sitting down to an elegant holiday meal, you want your kitchen and dining areas to look their festive best. Take a look at how we spruced up these rooms to create inviting seasonal spaces.
For the holiday kitchen, we used the following:
-plump cushions to cozy up the stools
-cute serving platters and cookie jars on the island
-a full, decorated tree with a smiling snowman topper
-matching holiday canvases displayed side by side
-a Christmas rug runner placed in front of the sink for comfort
-a cheery striped tier and valance set above the sink
-festive counter essentials like a paper towel holder and soap dispenser
To recreate the kitchen look, click here to view the holiday decor that we used.
For the holiday dining room, we used the following:
-golden candleholders with red LED candles for worry-free lighting
-a pre-lit poinsettia wreath as a centerpiece
-a sleigh-style holder filled with Christmas baubles
-beaded placemats beneath plates, napkins, and napkin holders
-garland, seasonal centerpieces, candleholders, and a charger atop the mantel
To recreate the dining room look, click here to view the holiday decor that we used.
Wake up to autumn in your bedroom, or bring some fall flair to your dining area! These nature-inspired home accents can be used all year long to infuse your decor with earthy elements, but they’ll be most appropriate during the autumn season. Dappled leaf designs mingle with warm hues and neutral shades for a gorgeous effect.
Click here to view a variety of elegant fall home decor, including the items featured below.
For your dining area:
The Amison Table Linens feature colorful foliage on the face and a checkered pattern on the reverse. Scalloped edges and quilted detailing enhance the table runner and placemats.
For the living room:
The Darent Stained Glass Table Lamp glows with amber and green tones, as well as gem embellishments. Brighten your favorite harvest decor with this pull-chain lamp.
For the bathroom:
The Sheffield Shower Curtain is a medley of block, scroll, and leaf designs, all in a pleasing palette. Coordinating shower hooks with handpainted leaf motifs will leave your bathroom autumn-ready.
For the bedroom:
Soft faux suede provides the cozy foundation for the Leafbrook Comforter Bedding. Appliqued and embroidered leafy vines wind across one side of the face, while channel quilting adorns the other half.
After you’ve had your morning cup of joe and opened your eyes to the world, have you noticed that your home coffee bar is looking a little drab? Put some caffeinated zing in that coffee station with these delightful home accents. Click here to view an assortment of coffee-themed home decor.
The Perfect Indulgence Coffee Wall Art will pop in your coffee nook. Made from metal, this wall art has cute embellishments, like rising steam tendrils and the word “coffee” on the two cups.
If your coffee station is serving double duty as a kitchen command center, you’ll love having extra wall hooks for lightweight mugs, aprons, oven mitts, or jackets. The But First Coffee Wall Hook Rack is hand-assembled in the USA from pine pallet wood and has four metal hooks for accessories.
While you stand at your home coffee bar fixing your morning beverage just the way you like it, enjoy comfort underfoot with the Barista’s Best Cushioned Mat. This machine-washable comfort mat has a colorful coffee design, memory foam cushioning, and skid-resistant backing.
If you prefer a scoop of vintage style, the Circa Sugar Bowl will be the sweetest addition to your coffee station. This darling ceramic sugar bowl has the embossed word “Sugar,” a milk-glazed finish, and a lid with a glass knob handle.