Thursday, October 26, 2017

Decorating With Vintage Portraits

Decorating With Vintage Portraits | Kayla Lynn
Photo: Studio McGee

If you pay attention to interior design trends at all, you've likely already noticed that vintage artwork has become a staple in any modern eclectic home. Portraits in particular are making themselves perfectly at home on mantles, shelves, walls, and credenzas everywhere, and while this trend isn't exactly new on the scene, it is one that continues to pick up steam and I for one am ready to jump on board! I have always loved homes that feel cozy and lived-in with a collection of new and old pieces. Whether you're looking to add a touch of quirk, humor, mystery, or an interesting pop of color to your space, you can bet that there is the perfect portrait out there for you. 

Vintage artwork can be either expensive or affordable depending on where you look. If price is less of a barrier for you, then the vintage online shop Chairish will be your best friend! It's a beautifully curated online store filled with the most amazing vintage finds, from artwork and furniture to barware and one-of-a-kind decorative trinkets. Etsy is the second-best place to search for vintage portraits, in my opinion. The prices tend to be much more affordable than the popular and on-trend Chairish marketplace, however the selection fluctuates and can be hit or miss. If you're feeling especially motivated, shopping at local flea markets and antique stores is probably the ultimate way to dig up something special. Some of the most stunning portraits I've seen have come from tiny little flea markets; all it takes is a bit of patience and perhaps even a little bit of luck.

The most important thing is to find a painting that speaks to you in some way. Does it make you smile? Does it make you laugh? Do you just love the colors or the composition? Are you intrigued by the person in the portrait and wonder what they're thinking? Does the person remind you of yourself or someone you know? Whatever it is, it's imperative that you find something that you like and which will work in your space. 

So if you're looking to add a bit of character to your home or office, vintage portraits just might be the way to go! Not to mention it's a really great conversation starter for when you have guests over. You can check out some well-designed examples below as well as shop some of my favorite recent finds at the end of the post! 

Decorating With Vintage Portraits | Kayla Lynn
Photo: Super Marché Shop
Decorating With Vintage Portraits | Kayla Lynn
Photo: Jojotastic 
Decorating With Vintage Portraits | Kayla Lynn
Photo: Domino
Decorating With Vintage Portraits | Kayla Lynn
Photo: Black Lacquer Design
Decorating With Vintage Portraits | Kayla Lynn
Photo: sfgirlbybay
Decorating With Vintage Portraits | Kayla Lynn
Photo: Timothy Godbold
Decorating With Vintage Portraits | Kayla Lynn
Photo: Brittany Makes
Decorating With Vintage Portraits | Kayla Lynn
Photo: Turbulences Deco
Decorating With Vintage Portraits | Kayla Lynn
Photo: sfgirlbybay
Decorating With Vintage Portraits | Kayla Lynn
Photo: Design*Sponge
Decorating With Vintage Portraits | Kayla Lynn
Photo: Country Style Magazine
Decorating With Vintage Portraits | Kayla Lynn
Photo: sfgirlbybay



Decorating With Vintage Portraits | Kayla Lynn

XOXO, Kayla

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