Even though today’s dream kitchen is all about achieving the industrial and high-tech look, everyone knows that nothing could warm up such kitchens more than vintage collectibles. Homeowners nowadays enjoy having some of grandma’s kitchenware alongside their stainless steel appliances or on top of their granite countertops.
These vintage items can spice up your kitchen like no other. It’s widely known though that when it comes to accessorizing a kitchen, less is always more. The kitchen is one of those few spaces that could get messy in literally a second, so filling it up with accessories everywhere won’t help cleaning it up.
The best thing you can do in order to add a vintage touch to your kitchen is to opt for usable vintage items. Manufacturers nowadays are designing a lot of appliances in vintage look including microwaves, refrigerators, toasters, coffee makers, blenders and waffle makers. You can even find salt and pepper fillers, spice jars and tea pots in this charming antique look.
If you want to limit down the vintage items in your kitchen, you can simply add a vintage dining mat, cook books, vintage clock, and some vintage spice jars. All of these items can add incredible warmth and elegance to your modern kitchen. Search online for auction sites and kitchen stores and you’ll be surprised at how big the selection is. Shopping online can get you the best deals for some really great items.
The nicest thing about vintage items is that they have history and character. It’s like the room is finally speaking to you. Adding some of these items can really make your kitchen a lot more attractive and unique. However, you need to make sure that all the items are fitting perfectly in their place.
Pay attention to the color palette of your kitchen and choose items that would complement that color palette. If you have a black and white kitchen, you can look for vintage items in orange or yellow which can add a dash of color and coziness to the whole room. It’s also recommended that you keep the unusable items to a minimum so that your kitchen can still look neat and sleek at all times. Good luck choosing the best kitchen treasures of the past!