Seven Ways to Add a Splash of Vintage Charm to Your Home

Vintage-inspired living room with retro furniture and decorative accents

From Victorian to retro style décor, these pieces will inspire you to include a touch of vintage style into your home.

Mid-century wooden bookshelf from West Elm photo

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Mid-Century Bookshelf

Additional shelving options are always a good idea; they beautifully display décor, fit into small spaces, and can give a room a cohesive feel. Our pick is this retro-inspired wooden design that will achieve all of the above, while also adding a touch of vintage charm. Instead of having a bulky frame like many other shelving units, this one features slim legs as well as a roomy bottom drawer, making it a stylish storage option, too. Adorn each tier with antique trinkets, greenery, and your favorite books to complete the look. ($599;

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English garden vintage style planter from Macy's photo

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Martha Stewart English Vintage Style Planter

Who doesn't love a pretty planter? This beautiful ceramic planter, from the English Garden Collection by Martha Stewart, can be used for everything from housing flowers and succulents to simply acting as a pleasing display on a decorative shelf. Once springtime rolls around this pot definitely deserves a spot on your porch or patio so you can stylishly adorn both the inside and outside of your home. ($19, usually $32;

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Cylinder wall sconce in black and bronze from West Elm photo

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Retro Light Fixture

Perfect for both bedrooms and living rooms, this retro-inspired light fixture will instantly elevate your space. Featuring a slim metal structure, this sconce effortlessly blends traditional and minimalist elements, making it a great fit for any home aesthetic. If you want to take this retro look a step further, we advise adding an accent chair or sofa with tapered legs. (from $150, usually from $199;

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Two gold victorian-inspired frames with floral patterned picture from Anthropologie photo

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Victorian Frames

If you're looking for a way to spruce up your living space, bring some personality to an otherwise bare wall with a collage made of frames, mirrors, and antique plates. To make the collage even more enticing, we suggest combining a variety of styles, as well as choosing a few vintage items like these fairytale-esque frames from Anthropologie. The empty frames lined with a floral print feel elegant, while a black and white family portrait would keep things from feeling too dated; either way, an unexpected collage will surely bring life to your home. (from $26;

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Ivory and chambray linen dining chair from One Kings Lane photo

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Vintage Dining Chair

Adding a few hero pieces to a room can truly transform a space, and we recommend this statement-making chair for your dining room table. These artisanal chairs feature a uniquely sculpted spindle frame in a gorgeous shade of ivory that we can guarantee you'll never get tired of looking at. Add an unexpected twist by mixing and matching this chair with other vintage finds, or create a cohesive look by furnishing your dining table with enough of these tasteful chairs for all your family members and friends. ($995 each;

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Mendosa arch wood mirror from Pottery Barn photo

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Artisanal Wood Mirror

A stylish mirror is not only visually appealing, it also can help to make spaces appear larger. Our pick: This romantic, hand-carved wood arch mirror. Not only will this head-turning accent piece allow you to get one final look at your outfit before heading out the door, it will also become one of your favorite features in the room for its one-of-a-kind design. We recommend placing it in your entryway or hallway to help give the illusion of a larger space; otherwise, add it to your fireplace mantel for an immediate update. ($499;

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Mid-century art display round coffee table from West Elm photo

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Classic Coffee Table

Both a smart storage solution and tasteful living room centerpiece, this mid-century style two-tier coffee table is a winner in our book. Featuring slightly tapered legs, open-shelving, and a glass top, it can only be summed up as—timelessly chic. Choose between a white or walnut finish for the bottom tier, and you'll have a practical yet sophisticated look. ($299, usually $399;

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