Vintage rugs not only have classic appeal, but their timeworn quality means they were handcrafted to last for generations. "I love using vintage rugs in bathrooms, since they add great color and texture. They soften a space that can sometimes feel cold and sterile. Select a soft rug, something that feels good under your bare feet in the morning, for the vanity or common area of the bathroom," says Ashley Clark of sKout.
To put the finishing touches on this living room, Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines added contemporary details to make the space pop. A blue arabesque rug adorns the floor, bringing a cool splash of color to the design, while a vintage, glass coffee table, candlesticks and vase with live flowers give the room the classic details that make the home unique.
The white tub on a red stand is a versatile outdoor item that Beth Johnson of B Interiors found at a sample sale. Use it as a drink cooler, toy holder, planter or container for garden supplies, for just a few ideas. Also, Johnson says melamine plates, which come in various shapes and patterns, are a budget-conscious buy for a vibrant patio table. You can find 12-piece sets for about $50. This table setting also includes vintage juice glasses from a thrift shop.
A mix of patterns and bright colors on the comforter and rug decorate this bed from above and below. The bright turquoise bed frame showcases a beautiful color against the surrounding vivid hues with the added appeal of a distressed finish. A rusted antique panel displays a floral outline for added detail.
This eclectic living room has a little bit of everything, from the blue velvet tufted sofa, midcentury modern coffee tables and pink side chair, graphic coral and white print area rug, gold drapes, to the antique classical art work and mirrored wall treatment.
White lamps in front of the large scale painting above the vintage media cabinet balance out the lighter artwork on the opposing wall. The side tables and coffee table are round and allow for flow of movement against the strong right angles of the gray and red contemporary sofas and the media cabinet. Patterned throw pillows mesh the two sofa colors together and blend the red accent tone with the cool tones of the room.
Traditional wooden chairs and a contemporary game table coexist in this eclectic setting. Vintage artwork adds color and character to the walls, while the restored slot machine highlights the room's overall purpose. A muted red rug below softens the tile floor.