When we have visitors in our new construction home, they are always asking how and why we decided to incorporate the antique vintage style throughout. The magic lies in the ability to introduce elements of history, texture, and character into your new construction home. If you’re looking to ditch the cookie cutter style of the showroom, then these tips for how to embrace vintage character in your new construction home are for you! From understanding why vintage charm is worth considering to practical ways of achieving this style, you’ll get the inspiration you need to blend the best of both worlds in your new home.
In the realm of interior design, the term “vintage” has become remarkably popularity. While the concept of vintage contrasts with anything brand new, there is an art to infusing your new construction home with vintage charm. Finding pieces that are vintage to add to your home adds some texture, some uniqueness, and some character to your home.
From the very start of our decision to build a new home, we were certain that elements of old-world décor would find their place. All we had to do was speak with our builder about how to make our style work. A vintage touch brought that uniqueness which would set our home apart from the rest.
In a world where everything is conveniently accessible, there’s a risk of homes turning into replicas. It’s common to purchase an entire “look” from a showroom store and end up having almost the same home as your neighbor. We were determined to make our home reflect our style without any cookie cutter features.
Incorporating vintage charm into a modern home might seem like a challenge, but it’s entirely achievable. Our journey towards bringing an old-world vibe inside our new home was an adventure in creativity and style. Here are five ways for how we infused our new construction home with the essence of vintage character:
Adorning our walls and ceilings with weathered wood beams added a sense of history.
Swapping out mundane builder-grade doors for antique vintage ones breathed life into our spaces. These doors, adorned with intricate details, instantly became conversation starters. We purchased our antique doors for our home at a local shop, Antiques & Vintage Texas.
Ordinary walls received a transformative touch with the inclusion of vintage windows, mirrors, or doors. We went to the Round Top Antiques Fair for the windows featured on our walls.
We decided to replace the predictable builder-grade sinks with rugged rock or stone. This subtle nod to the past brought a touch of rustic elegance to our daily routines.
The centerpiece of our kitchen, the island, witnessed a dramatic change. We chose to trade the expected granite, quartz, or marble for wood sourced from a century-old barn. The history ingrained in this countertop is a conversation starter during gatherings.
The journey of discovering how to embrace vintage character in your new construction home is not just about design planning. All in all, it’s a celebration of personal style and the beauty of the past. From antique doors to weathered wood beams that bear witness to both old and new, each vintage touch adds personality. The result is a home that invites conversations, feels warmth, and stands as a testament to your creative style. In a world where trends come and go, your vintage-infused home will remain timeless. If you’re looking for more support on how to build your home from the ground up in the Dallas, Texas area, I’d love to share in your home-buying journey! Get in touch with me today for us to meet and get started in building your forever HOME to build your family legacy in.
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