Vintage accessories can add characters to your house. Skillfully arranging vintage accessories throughout your home will give it a unique style and show off your personal hobbies, passions and collections. Vintage home accessories can be displayed in groups, individually or sorted by color, size or style. Gather old items, such as mirrors, vases and photos, to use in creating old-fashioned vignettes throughout your home. Old clothing and shoes can serve as vintage home accessories. A child’s outfit, vintage swimsuit or colorfully-embroidered woman’s handkerchief can be framed and hung on the wall. Old shoes, including pointy toed, button-up women’s shoes, ballerina slippers or tiny, white leather baby shoes can be displayed alone or in groups. Antique embroidered aprons can be displayed on hooks, and tatted or crocheted doilies can be placed on tables and chairs.
Rugs and tapestries are vintage accessories that can have a big impact on a room because of their size and color combinations. Depending on their size, rugs can be used on the floor, on a table or hung on a wall. Other vintage accessories for your house, such as mantle clocks, porcelain figurines and candelabras, can be strategically placed throughout your home to create an antique atmosphere.