Dec 14, 2021 | Carpet One Floor & Home
The Grandmillennial style has ushered in an exciting new take on old-school décor. And, with that, brings about the idea to thrift some stunning antique holiday looks! Brass details, candles, and original light fixtures inspire vintage themes. But how can you get these designs in your own home? Thrift shopping of course! Whether you choose to shop antique stores or second-hand, you’ll be able to find a variety of antique holiday pieces that will help you create the perfect antique holiday look! Plus, you’ll be creating a more sustainable future by investing in reusable pieces from the past. There’s no better way to shop!
Here are a few ideas on what to look for when thrifting your design this year. Try them all or mix and match a few here and there and you’ll quickly be on your way to a gorgeous holiday style!
Holiday décor or not, brass light fixtures add a unique look to your space. Those specifically adorned with details around the top and bottom have a way of increasing the formality of a room and help to make it feel elevated and chic. Thankfully, thrifting these vintage fixtures is pretty simple! Look in antique stores and thrift shops to find old metal fixtures that likely still work. A little work and some cleaning will quickly brighten them up and bring a new feel to your home, especially during the holiday season. To blend these fixtures with other pieces in your home, choose a variety of other mixed metals, florals, and even wallpaper, or get creative and make a design that’s complete your own!
Trees complete with flameless holiday candles sparkle and shine and provide a one-a-kind vintage look to any holiday décor. Whether you find bronze candle clips or a newer style, these candles will ensure that you have just the right touch of antique décor on a tree, wreath, or mantle in your space! You can even use flameless candles that work on a timer and flicker just like genuine candles to get the most out of these unique pieces.
Creating a holiday look is all about the pieces you put together. When thrift shopping for special pieces, consider metal and wood candle stands and vintage glass vases. Not only do these items last for years to come, but they also provide a natural material look in your space. Plus, they can be used year-round! Fill the glass vase with your favorite winter florals or dried grasses and combine it with a few colorful candles to really spice up your holiday look this season. And, when the holidays are long gone, use these pieces on top of a fireplace, side table, or entryway table as heightened décor!
Beads are a top trend this season, especially when it comes to decorating for the holidays. Whether it’s wooden or glass beads, these pieces are an ideal addition to almost any tree, fireplace mantle, or centerpiece. When thrifting, you can find a variety of bead materials and sizes, so mix it up and have fun with it to bring a dimensional look to your home! Jewelry is another commonly found item that can be thrifted. Pearls and genuine gold jewelry hung on a candelabra will create a stunning centerpiece that is elegant and sophisticated. So get thrifting!
No matter what you’re on the search for this holiday season, thrifting is a great way to find what you’re looking for, especially if it’s vintage! Plus, it’s an excellent way to reuse materials and create a more sustainable future!