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5 Ways to Style Your Home with Vintage Art

It's easy to fall in love with vintage art. The pieces are often gorgeous, and they have a history that makes them feel personal and meaningful. Vintage art has a timeless quality that makes it an excellent addition to your home.

A Link to the Vintage Wall Art Poster “The Valley” by Morysetta for WWF International“The Valley” by Morysetta

Whether you're looking for something traditional or contemporary, there are endless options. Vintage art pieces are great for adding a personal touch to any space—from the kitchen to the bathroom, and from the living room to the bedroom.

If you're looking for a way to style your home with cool vintage art, here are five different ideas for displaying these beautiful works of art.

A Link to the Vintage Art Wall Art Poster “Sleepwalker” by Bernarda Conic for Animal Rescue

Sleepwalker” by Bernarda Conic

 

  • Use it as wall decor

Vintage prints make great wall decor because they add color and style without taking up too much room—and they can be displayed in any number of ways, from simple frames hung on the wall to more elaborate arrangements that require framing and hanging. If you want something extra-special, try creating an entire gallery wall of vintage prints! This can be done by simply arranging them on the wall however you'd like—just make sure they all have similar colors and styles, so they go together well.

A Link to the Vintage Art Wall Art Poster “Saturn Woman” by Roger Mattos for Greenpeace

“Saturn Woman” by Roger Mattos

 

  • Mix and match
Mix up your prints, styles, and sizes to create a cohesive look. Even if you have one large piece of artwork, you can pair it with smaller pieces that complement the larger piece. The key is to make sure that each piece complements the other and fits in with your overall design scheme. For example, if you have a vintage print of an old car, try pairing it with a few other vintage-inspired pieces like vintage travel posters or even some of your favorite paintings from when you were younger.

A Link to the Vintage Art Wall Art Poster “Roots” by Frank Moth for The Smile of the Child“Roots” by Frank Moth
  • Create a gallery wall using only vintage art

If you want to create an entire gallery wall made up of vintage art pieces, that's also possible! It will give your space a sense of history and make it feel more personal than a regular gallery wall would. This works especially well if you have multiple pieces from different periods or even places around the world — it gives each piece its own unique story!

A Link to the Vintage Art Wall Art Poster “Rodeo Drive” by Erie Wata for The Smile of the Child“Rodeo Drive” by Erie Wata
  • Place it above your fireplace or mantelpiece

If you have an open fireplace or mantelpiece, why not use it as an opportunity for some decorative flair? Vintage prints and etchings work especially well here because they add color and texture without taking up much room at all!

A Link to the Vintage Art Wall Art Poster “Reclaimed” by Seamless for PangeaSeed

“Reclaimed” by Seamless

 

  • Produce a little scene of artwork using the vignette format

One of the most popular ways to style your home with vintage art is to create a vignette—a small grouping of art that creates an overall image. This is perfect for those who want to add color and interest, but don't want to crowd their walls with too many pieces of art.

A Link to the Vintage Art Wall Art Poster “Possible Worlds” by Jessica Conwell for Rainforest Trust

“Possible Worlds” by Jessica Conwell 

 

Takeaway

Vintage artwork is a great way to add character to your home. It's also an affordable way to decorate, and the best part is that you can find vintage artwork for sale in just about any style you can imagine.

A Link to the Vintage Art Wall Art Poster “Is this the right way” by Taudalpoi for Rainforest Trust

“Is this the right way” by Taudalpoi 

 

Whether you're looking for a piece of art that will make your walls pop or something more subtle that will blend in with your space, vintage wall art is the solution.