Get Ready for Romance by Buying Vintage Furniture Online

poufs-nest

We know that Valentine’s Day is a good ways away, but there is no reason not to get ready for romance now. One great way to do it is redecorate your personal space with vintage furniture found online that just exudes love and courtship. Of course all of us have our own version of which interior design schemes are the epitome of romance and that’s something that’s been true for centuries. … Read More →

Four Simple Ways to Incorporate Vintage Furniture Into Your Modern Lifestyle

foot-stools-rug

Almost everyone can remember a fabulous piece of furniture from their grandparent’s house.  We all had that favorite bench, couch, or side table that we have probably even spent a little time looking for in antique stores in the time since we were children.  The love of vintage furniture is something that we are obviously very passionate about here, and our goal is to help everyone share this with us! … Read More →

Win a knitted pouf from Direct Vintage!

Red Knitted Pouf

Win one of our lovely knitted pouf’s! It’s competition time people! We’re giving away a rather wonderful red knitted pouf – this is a great little piece, guaranteed to go nicely anywhere in your home! It measures 50 x 50 x 35 cm making it portable yet sturdy. We sell (plenty of) these for £70, so well worth a punt in the competition. To enter just click the blue button below and let … Read More →

Vintage Home Furnishings: For the Love of Chindi Rugs

multi-colour-chindi

Let’s face it. Hardwood, ceramic tile, stone and similar types of flooring look great but aren’t much fun to walk on once the cold winds start to howl. So we were more than delighted to see chindi rugs, aka rag rugs, show up this year on designers’ lists of the hottest, vintage home furnishings. Wondering how truly vintage chindis are? Surprisingly, the colorful, foot warming rugs’ ancestry spans the globe … Read More →

Retro Home Furnishings: Extreme Knitting Design Schemes the Easy Way

Knitted Footstool or Pouf

One of the retro home furnishing trends that aren’t showing any signs of losing steam is extreme knitting. And we can’t blame the millions of people that are embracing it for one simple reason; it’s an incredibly fun way to truly personalize a space. If you’ve been contemplating giving it a try but aren’t too handy with a pair of knitting needles, don’t despair. We’ve got a few tips for getting … Read More →

Our Highcross Shopping Centre Pop-Up Shop!

3-drawer-dresser

This past weekend we set up our pop-up shop at Highcross Shopping Centre! We had a great weekend there – thanks to everyone who stopped by; feedback was great – and we’ll definitely be doing it again. If you’d like to see us pop up a shop near you, drop us a line! Thanks to everyone who picked themselves up a bargain – and for the many more who took … Read More →

How to blend vintage furniture with modern furniture in your home

Retro Acrylic Furniture

When you venture into a store, or you look a photos in a magazine, it can be unusual to see modern and vintage furniture work together. This lack of blending has given people the idea that these two styles can’t be cohesively blended together, however blending these two styles together can bring an eclectic style to any room or home. How to Blend Modern and Vintage Furniture There are things to … Read More →

5 Must Have Pieces of Retro Furniture for College Dorms or Flats

Trunk Box - in room setting

Headed off to college and don’t want to spend your time in a dumpy dorm or visually offensive, off-campus flat? No worries. Today’s designers are increasingly looking ahead by looking back. Yes, we are talking about retro furniture and lighting. It’s hip, hot and ready for those late night study sessions when you are. Here’s a look-see at five items all the cool co-eds will surely be clamoring for come fall: 1.) … Read More →

Storage and Retro Home Furnishings

10 Drawer Portobello Chest

Storage and Retro Home Furnishings Storage. One of the seemingly necessary evils most all of us face these days. In order to function in our daily lives it seems, we must navigate through an endless sea of stuff. Such is the price of materialism, (and resolving this is not the subject of this article). We need to deal with it, be able to function around it, and know exactly where … Read More →

Get Organized with Vintage Furniture

Versatile - with plenty of wine bottle storage

We all have too much clutter in our lives. The lure of shopping and acquiring more stuff is hopelessly irresistible. As a result one of the main challenges most of have is where to put it all, how to organize it, indeed how to even find it. If you are among those of us who could use a hand with organization, one way to aid and abet this issue and, at the same time add some … Read More →

Mix Contemporary Decor with Vintage Home Furnishings for a Uniquely Delightful Design

10 Drawer Portobello Chest

When spring and summer bestow their warmth and air of good feeling upon us, many homeowners start getting the idea to renovate, remodel, or redecorate. One idea that strikes many of us is the notion of mixing some vintage home furnishings into our living space. Often times, however, we get scared off by the thought that everything in our home would need to be vintage or retro in order to make it … Read More →

Stylin’ Vintage Furniture Online

Vintage Living Room - with green couch

What do you get your hip 20 or 30 something friends who have just found a new flat and have decided to move in together? In these days of big box stores, being creative decor and furniture wise has become a tall order. And creating a stylish young apartment that doesn’t look like Crate and Barrel has gotten that much harder. Achieving character in room decor takes ingenuity, an eye, and … Read More →

You know what you need? A vintage lamp, that’s what!

Vintage Multi-Colured Lamp Shade

Are you reading this is in a dark dingy corner bereft of descent lighting? Shame on you. Your eyes! Remember what Mom always said about reading with out proper light…? And does your decor desperately need new life, a little sparking up? You need a lamp. But not just another eye sore lamp out of one of those big box stores that everyone else has. Some thing Cool. Something chic. … Read More →

Reconnecting with Vintage Furniture

Set of Three Nested Tables

In a throwaway world obsessed with fast and furious paced lifestyles, with speed of light evolving technology we can barely keep up with, staying grounded and retaining balance in our lives has become a difficult issue. On top of this, modern life keeps pushing everyone into the cookie cutter faceless number system striving to strip away our individuality at every turn. In a world of big box stores pandering to the masses, … Read More →

Add Retro Style With These Home Furnishing Ideas

Trunk Box - in room setting

Retro home furnishings provide an easy and fun way to add vintage appeal to any room. They let you unleash your creativity, and create a look that expresses your unique style. If you like the retro look, and would like to bring some of that atmosphere into your home, here are a few ideas to get you started: Colours and Patterns A leading colour can be chosen for the room, and complementary … Read More →

Create A Country Chic Design with Vintage Furniture Online

Country Chic Furniture

Country Chic or Shabby Chic, a very popular design style, combines soft country decor with vintage decor. Shabby Chic is easy to spot by the trademark white distressed paint, cottage-style decor, and mismatched fabrics and old linens. New items are often distressed to give the furniture the shabby chic feel. There are ten elements that encompass the shabby chic style. Find many of these elements from vintage furniture online. 1.  … Read More →

Five Trends to Modernize your Home with Retro Furniture

Retro Couch, Living Room

The old saying goes something like this, “Just wait 10-20 years and all the old styles come back.” While that is true to a point, most things don’t come back to an exact specification because materials and colors may change ever so slightly. Nonetheless, some of us just love the classic or retro looks of yesteryear, and really want to bring them to life again in our homes. The key … Read More →

Industrial Furniture Rocks with Character

Industrial Furniture - Direct Vintage

Does your furniture shout,”Look at me?” Or, does it lack oomph?There’s a simple solution just waiting to be noticed-industrial furniture! Industrial furniture is attracting interest and certainly making a name for itself in the world of decorating. The industrial furniture look is popping up everywhere. According to Lesley Harvey, an interior design aficionado,in her blog post, Industrial Style Furniture:A Trend Here to Stay, “current furniture designers are leaning toward adding an … Read More →

Why Decorate With Vintage, or Retro Furniture?

Vintage Living Room - with green couch

Vintage and retro furniture has made a decidedly large splash in the home furnishing and decor pool lately.  Finding a way to incorporate either a few pieces, or an entire theme into your home decor has become more and more on trend.  However, aside from a top spot in the trends of the day, there are many additional reasons people are choosing to fill their homes and work spaces with … Read More →

Don’t be Afriad to Explore the Beauty of Vintage Home Furnishings

Vintage Trays

If you’re drawn to vintage décor, but fear it won’t look right in your already decorated home, tuck those worries away, because including vintage accents throughout your house, no matter its style, will add further charm and character to your interior design. When you’re feeling unsure on how to mix in vintage home furnishings with your existing style, the perfect first step is selecting smaller accent pieces. The décor ideas listed … Read More →

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