Vintage wall art

2022 is about exploring the unexpected in the world of design. Rather than committing to a single style, try mixing a variety of contrasting trends. For example, don’t stick to an entirely traditional or trendy space. Combine chic, classic décor with modern details. You can easily create a contemporary space while adding vintage touches. Don’t feel pressure to commit to a single look. Our design experts have put together the ultimate guide to combining modern décor and vintage wall art in 2022. An old-meets-new interior is ideal for eclectic designers looking for a sophisticated way to mesh styles. Let’s get started!

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Organic & Natural

Mid-Century Modern

Indie & Industrial

Contemporary Astronomy

Floral & Fabulous

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Organic & Natural

Start with a boho-inspired, organic base. This free-spirited, bohemian style will serve as the contemporary component in your home. Add a vintage-inspired piece of wall art that uses the same, natural theme and neutral color scheme for a splash of the past. Wood furniture can look vintage or modern, because pure, natural wood will never go out of style. Antiques look inherently bohemian, as long as you are selective about your furniture for a sleek, contemporary appearance. Tie everything together with live greenery and potted plants. While indoor plants may have skyrocketed to popularity thanks to millennials and gen z, botanical details are not a new concept. Designers and homeowners have been decorating with live flora for centuries.

Vintage Botanical Prints

One of our top trending collections for 2022 is the “Vintage Botanical Pattern” collection. These vibrant prints are all about celebrating nature and classic prints and patterns. Curated by our art director, Tirzah Goodman, these stunning pieces of wall art will match a boho space while adding a vintage touch.

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Mid-Century Modern

While Mid-mod might not be a new trend, it isn’t going anywhere this year. Mid-century modern style is back and bolder than ever. While the last few years were all about embracing the simplicity of Mid-century modernism, 2022 is about highlighting the playful color palettes from the 1960s-1970s. While clean lines and soft curves remain, it’s all about pops of pink, orange, and pool blue this year. Think “Palm Springs” as your design inspo. Make it feel like summer all year long in your living space. You don’t need to do much to make 60s décor look modern, as this decade was practically the birth of contemporary interior design. Feel free to mix metals and add a few patterns through textiles and prints for a quirky touch.

Pro Tip: Try one of our “Americana Retro Road Trip” prints for a retro-radiant look that brings back memories of carefree days gone by.

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Indie & Industrial

While an industrial space might seem pretty far from vintage décor, you can easily add an antique touch! Start with a modern, industrial space complete with Edison bulbs and exposed brick. Maximize natural light, and stick to a primarily neutral color palette. For an old-timey twist, hang a piece of artwork with a vintage rendering or print. Focus on timeless materials like leather and suede. Vintage décor is all about quality first and foremost. Even if you can’t afford to furnish your entire space in high-end, vintage pieces, choose a few stand-out elements to splurge on, and embrace minimalism as a whole. Unfinished details and perfect imperfections are key for a typical industrial space.

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Contemporary Astronomy

The mysticism around the stars has always been a source of inspiration for creatives. An antique-style astronomy print is the perfect addition to any artsy space. Warm tones are huge for 2022, so contrast the night-sky-inspired print with a sunny color palette. Just because you’re using the stars and planets as décor inspo, doesn’t mean you should sacrifice a well-lit space! You can also add stylish, spiritual elements like crystals, sage, and candles. Velvet is the perfect fabric to match your magical atmosphere. In addition to astronomy-inspired prints, consider vintage star maps and posters as wall décor.

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Floral & Fabulous

2022 is taking traditionalism and flipping it on its head. For example, consider the 2022 version of feminine florals – dark & daring. Fresh flowers and floral prints are a typical vintage staple, and you should embrace them! Add an unexpected edge to delicate floral details by deepening your color palette. Paint an accent wall in a striking shade like navy, charcoal, or even black. Floral wall art will instantly soften your space, even if your color scheme is dark and modern. For a finishing touch, add fresh cut flowers like pink or pastel peonies.

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More Old-Meets-New Décor

For more vintage-meets-modern décor, visit our design inspiration blog. There are tons of trendy, antique-inspired décor ideas to explore. From vintage room décor ideas handpicked for 2022, to the ultimate guide to retro wall art, transform your interior with expert design tips.

PS Don’t forget to check out our article on eye-catching gothic wall décor ideas!

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