As we approach 2022, there is always speculation about what the trends will be. Since I sell antique and vintage items, I thought you would like to hear my predictions for what vintage home decor items will be popular in 2022.
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Vintage and Antique Furniture
The photo above shows a settee that I reupholstered in a vintage French ticking. It sold earlier this year.
Vintage furniture is making a big comeback. Particularly those pieces that are midcentury modern, have been reupholstered or that have a natural wood finish. I have also noticed that vintage furniture that’s reupholstered with antique textiles is extremely popular. Vintage and antique furniture is usually extremely well made -particularly when compared to modern furniture. Additionally, the price points for vintage furniture is still reasonable and if it has been recently re-upholstered with an antique fabric (think hemp sheets, grain sacks or canvas) it makes the piece very appealing.
Furniture with a raw wood finish will also likely continue to grow in popularity in 2022. These finishes have the character from old age but have a bleached wood that is easier to use in decor. I have also found that people appreciate the character that vintage and antique pieces add to their homes. Further, these vintage and antique pieces are usually smaller in scale than more modern furniture which means if you live in an apartment or a home with limited space – that these pieces are a perfect solution.
Emily from Penny & Ivy is known for her custom upholstery on antique furniture. Check out her website to see more of her amazing work. This furniture trend will definitely continue into 2022.
English Advertising Containers
During the past year, I honestly could not keep English Advertising pieces in stock. As soon as I got a shipment from England, they would all be sold by the end of the week. These will definitely be a vintage home decor collectible in 2022. Many of these pieces are “hand dug” or recovered from old trash piles. Most of these pieces date from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s.
Dundee Marmalade, Burgess Anchovy Paste, and J. Sainsbury Jars are just some examples of English advertising pieces. There are also cherry toothpaste containers – if you find one of those, definitely snap it up. These containers have great character, don’t take up much space and can be used in a modern home. I use Dundee Marmalade jars to hold the forks, knives, and spoons in my kitchen. The black and white motif of English advertising jars goes with any decor.
I believe that in 2022 English Advertising containers will continue to be very collectible.
Architectural salvage pieces continue to be popular and will still be a vintage home decor item in 2022. Architectural pieces with their age, character and patina are in demand. Architectural salvage is immensely popular with other bloggers who use it for decor in their homes. Check out Robyn’s French Nest or Vintage Home Designs – these ladies use architectural salvage in their homes.
Finding architectural salvage in good condition can be a challenge and often times, the price reflects the condition of the piece. I use architectural salvage throughout my home for a variety of purposes. Portions of old porch pillars make great risers and candle holders. A pair of corbels makes a great shelf that has character and acts as a unique statement piece. Michele from Vintage Home Designs, used corbels around her fireplace.
I wrote a post HERE about how to take an architectural piece and paint it with milk paint to give it a quick makeover. Sometimes you can find some great wooden pieces with beautiful details but the color just isn’t right. Milk paint can fix that.
Architectural salvage will continue to be popular in 2022. They just add so much character to a space and can serve practical uses.
Rustic French Decor
I am also noticing a growing decor trend around French decor. It is also a vintage home decor item that will be popular in 2022. This french style is a country look that is rustic and vintage. There has been a growing popularity for French enamelware, cheese safes, ironstone, and primitive pieces that are made from wood.
French canister sets are also popular. French linens are also in demand and some vintage fabrics are used for upholstery. The key here is that the fabrics don’t have floral patters or bold designs. They tend to be home-spun hemp, cotton, or linen. People like these textiles for the quiet vibe and texture they bring into a room.
As I mentioned previously, vintage french fabrics, particularly linen sheets are used for making slipcovers for furniture. Pillow covers are often made out of vintage hemp fabrics or canvas material. People are drawn to the muted tones of natural flax and linen as well as the texture these fabrics impart.
This is a trend that will continue grow and evolve through 2022.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today. It’s always interesting to see how design trends change. It’s also interesting to see what come back into style.
Below, I rounded up some similar items from Etsy that I thought you would like. Wishing you all a Happy New Year. I am excited to see what 2022 brings!
I love your predictions! So interesting that those little English jars are so pretty and so indestructible. From the mid 1800’s and still going strong and performing jobs in modern homes. Amazing. Precious and sturdy! Love the cheese safe in your picks as well, lovely for pies, come holiday time.
Thank you Susan! I was so tempted to buy that cheese safe from France . . . it was such a good price. Ironically, I opened my Country Living Magazine today and the inside cover had photos for Old English Advertising containers.
You have a great eye for authentic vintage pieces Anna. I especially love vintage fabrics. I wish I could drum up the courage to cut into them and make beautiful things! Pinning!
Thank you Cindy! Once you start using vintage fabrics, it’s difficult to stop!
I can”t imagine vintage style ever getting “old” [pardon the pun]. The faster the world changes, the more we treasure quality and uniqueness.
I totally agree. That’s one of the reasons that I love vintage and antique items. Thank you for taking the time to comment!
These are all so beautiful, Anna!! Vintage decor…it just literally makes me giddy!!
Thanks for your comment. I can see you also love vintage stuff. It’s good to have a like minded friend.