Let’s say you are lucky enough to live in a Miami Beach building that has retained its Art Deco architectural style. In this case, it would make perfect sense for you to apply some Art Deco interior design to the living room, but you should not forget about the windows.
You can still find Art Deco furniture and decorations at specialty stores across South Florida. In addition, you can have them refreshed if they are antiques, but this rarely applies to window treatments because they invariably require new items to be installed. Instead of settling for modern blinds, you find them on the shelves of home improvement stores. You are better off with new window treatments that evoke a vintage look.
Interior designers choose vintage styles because they look great, but many homeowners go retro because doing so reminds them of better times. If you grew up in a home that featured 1980s decor, designing your home with angular styles that favor contrast along with contrasting primary colors will elicit pleasant memories of your younger years.
Some vintage decoration schemes never go out of style. A Victorian bedroom with a vanity section with decorative mirrors and stately dressers is the epitome of femininity, which many women appreciate even though they were born centuries later. When you have such a feature in your house, it makes perfect sense to choose drapes and curtains that evoke the Victorian style.
As previously mentioned, you do not want to forget about the windows when thinking about vintage decorations in select rooms. Vintage window treatments can hold up pretty well on their own, but you will want to include one more retroelement in the room; this can be artwork, furniture, or even a color scheme.
Window treatments are not hit or miss; few modern blinds, drapes, shades, and curtains are inspired by design schools from the past. You just do not want the window treatments to clash with other elements. If you are going for a mid-century American look, for example, you do not want to go heavy on prints and patterns for curtains.
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