Every year Pinterest puts out it’s predictions for the coming year. For 2023 “designers with find new ways to honor old stuff” with Hipstoric style…this is a eclectic vintage aesthetic that can be part of any design. It’s about creating an atmosphere that feels lived-in and inviting – a place where memories are made and cherished.
Other design predictions for 2023 by Pinterest
- Mush-room – funky fungi themed rooms for teen bedrooms and more
- Home Front – back yard BBQ goes to the wayside as homeowners focus on the front
- Beyond Blue and Pink – the next level gender neutral styling
- Chance of Showers – gone with the soaker tub and in with the luxury showers
- Rainscape – drought tolerant landscaping
Anyone who follows me knows that I love resale shopping and repurpose or redesigning vintage items. I am so excited to be in this retro-inspired era of home design and Pinterest was right! Incorporating some of the old with your room design with help it feel more like home by evoking nostalgia and capturing the essence of timeless elegance – whether it’s art deco, mid-century modern, or Victorian. By embracing the beauty of the past while infusing it with our own creative touch, we can create captivating designs that stand the test of time.
Vintage Inspired Designs
there is no shortage of inspiration when it comes to vintage interior design. It invites you on a journey through time, allowing you to mix and match styles from different eras for a truly eclectic look.
3 Best Places to Shop Vintage
1 – Flea Markets
Where artisans and collectors come together to showcase their one-of-a-kind creations. Whether you’re seeking a nostalgic piece from yesteryears or a quirky statement piece for your home, these markets have something for everyone.
Beyond the sheer joy of finding hidden treasures, shopping flea markets also offer an opportunity to support local businesses and artisans.
Remember: every item has its own story waiting to be discovered by someone who appreciates its beauty and history.
2 – Facebook Marketplace
This is my go to place to shop resale. You can search listings from anywhere and shop a vast array of items. You can find furniture pieces that are in desperate need of love or already refinished masterpieces at a fraction of the price of new.
The down side of shopping online like this is not being able to see the fullness of the piece before picking it up. But don’t be afraid to tell the seller you aren’t happy with the item while you are there. Bargain a better price or just walk away.
3 – Local Resale
I definitely have my favorite local resale shops. Sometimes I just like to spend an afternoon window shopping.
My favorite upscale vintage shop is Warehouse 55 in Aurora, IL
Thrift & Dollar in Aurora, IL has the biggest range of resale items from marble top vanities to dresser that needs to be rebuilt.
Then don’t forget your local Goodwill or Salvation Army.