Tips and Guides

4 Ways to Achieve a Vintage Glam Style at Home

Create a unique retro vibe in your space with the help of these tips

Original Article: Coni Tejada Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions (Main Photo)

If you love collecting antique pieces with a sophisticated feel, you may want to consider a vintage glam style for your home. It celebrates the freedom of mixing various design styles in one room while maintaining an elegant and polished feel. Make it work with the help of these tips:

Create contrast

The beauty of having a vintage glam style is that it allows you to work with different elegant patterns and textures. You can create contrast using your furniture and accessories. Consider pairing an animal print rug with a printed pillow. Just make sure that both pieces have the same color scheme.

Experiment with layering

It’s always good to layer materials, shapes, and textures. Pair matte materials with shiny ones then tie the look together with a neutral color scheme. When styling a vignette, you can place tall items at the back so you can highlight the other decor pieces. You may stick to an odd number of items per table.

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

Practice restraint

Even if you’re mixing vintage finds and contemporary pieces together, you must remember to pick items that work together, to avoid a cluttered space. “Look for a particular connective element to anchor your space,” shares interior designer Katrina Recomite. 

Use your favorite pieces

Since your home is a reflection of your style, be sure that you decorate your space with items that you cherish. If you love old Hollywood films, you may liven up your walls using vintage posters then decorate your console table with elegant vases and ceramic busts.

Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

More on

RL Tips: Create a Glam Living Room

Modern Vintage Finds from Bungalow300

RL Picks: Modern Vintage Office Decor


Latest Stories

We Found The Smallest and Most Affordable Hydroponics Planter

Plus, it has a built-in aquarium, too! And it's available locally.

These Photos Will Make You Want A Golden Christmas This Year

Time to make your house sparkle for the holidays!

21 Awesome Budget Home Finds In Quiapo

We swear, the P50 dinnerware and P10 cleaning products are worth the trip!

Christmas Gift Ideas For Plant Lovers and Green Thumbs

A list of lovely plants and accessories from below P100, P500, and up!

5 Creative and Affordable Wrapping Ideas For Christmas

Are you excited for the holiday season, too?

6 Fantastic Small Space Makeovers

How can you deal with cramped cooking corners and tiny bedrooms? Let these transformations teach you a trick or two.

A Filipino Designed This Space-Savvy Modern House in Singapore

It even has its own lap pool!

Would You Try "Death Cleaning?"

We've got everything you need to know about this new Swedish decluttering trend

5 Secrets Of A Functional Kitchen

Are you dreaming of having the most efficient scullery? These tips might just do the trick.

11 Peg-Worthy Celebrity Christmas Trees

From showcasing dainty blooms to using quirky ornaments, these personalities have taken the decorating game to the next level

This Quiapo Day Tour Will Make You Love Old Manila Again

Go on a DIY Quiapo adventure and look beyond the vendors. Say a prayer, have your fortune told, take a peek at a mysterious pagoda, and visit beautiful ancestral houses from a more genteel past.

10 Ways To Make Your Shoes Last Forever

Show your favorite pairs some tender loving care with these tips
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!