Interior design Rik 6 juni 2022

Decorate your new home with vintage design cabinets

You have finally found your dream house: it is a classic house from the thirties or forties, completely provided with beautiful leaded glass windows and especially a lot of character. Of course, the house is equipped with all modern conveniences, such as a new kitchen in vintage style, a beautiful bathroom, smoke detectorsgood insulation and of course plenty of space to decorate to your own taste. We are seeing more and more people wanting to furnish a vintage house in a vintage style to enhance the atmosphere of the house. And that is possible with, for example, well-maintained vintage design cabinets.

Vintage vs. Retro

If you really want vintage design cabinets in your home, don't be tempted by the word 'retro'. Vintage and retro are in fact two different things. With vintage, it's really about the age of the piece of furniture itself. Anything older than 20 years is considered vintage. Retro is often new, but made in the style of a time period. For example, you can buy retro chairs from the 1970s or 1950s that have been produced in a modern way. This can be very nice, but it does not reflect the craftsmanship, raw materials and design of the real thing. Do you want a design cabinet that really has the same character as your home? Then choose vintage.

Eye-catcher in your home

Do you like vintage, but you don't want to have the idea that you are living in an antique shop? With a real eye-catcher in your home, matching the period of your home, you will certainly attract the attention of your visitors. You should preferably place this vintage design cabinet in the living room and then make sure that the rest of the interior matches this pearl. For example, by choosing the colours and materials of your furniture in such a way that they are in service of the cupboard. And by choosing your accessories well. Because, of course, there are different types of vintage design cabinets to choose from. By the way, it's just as nice to dress one room entirely in vintage style. A home office lends itself very well to that. With a large vintage desk, a luxurious office chair, filing cabinet and then that vintage bookcase full of interesting books. Preferably bound in a matching cover, of course.

From bookcase to sideboard

Cupboards come in all shapes and sizes. From small wall cabinets to large wall cabinets, suitable for your entertainment system. And what about an elegant cabinet with glass panes in the doors, so that you can admire your coloured glassware to admire? Sideboards, bookcases, wardrobes, chests of drawers... If they are well cared for, they can be enjoyed for a long time. Cupboards are often static pieces of furniture that are put in one place and then decorated. Apart from that, cupboards don't do very much. Unless they have doors and drawers that are opened and closed. With a beautiful vintage design cabinet, you will see that there are traces of use, but it will not really be worn out. Those traces of use are allowed, by the way, because they tell stories about the previous owners that we can only guess at.

Vintage in all kinds of styles

If you're buying a 1930s house, you'll be looking for vintage design cupboards from the same period. But if you have a house built much later, there is also plenty of vintage to be found. As mentioned before, every piece of furniture can call itself vintage if it is more than 20 years old. Vintage can also be very modern, industrial or rustic. This is reflected in the diversity of the various cabinets. There are also various styles to choose from. The minimalism of Scandinavia, for example, or the slightly quirky Dutch Design of our own soil. Take a look at your home, at who you are and you'll easily find the most beautiful vintage design cabinets that fit that picture.

Finding gems

Vintage design cabinets are not available from stock. You will only find these cabinets at good webshops with second-hand furniture. The reason for this is simple; they have already been made and someone has to be willing to sell them at that moment. It can therefore be quite a quest to find that one gem for the living room, study or bedroom. So take the time to find that one bedside table, sideboard, drinks cabinet or display case with which you can complete your room. And in the meantime, fill that spot with a different design or a modern cabinet.

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