One of the best ways to create elegant and uncluttered vintage decor in your house is to store items in well designed storage pieces. Glass jars can be used in every single room in the house to store small items.
All Around the Kitchen
In the kitchen vintage style glass containers can be used:
- To store ingredients. Put these glass containers on open shelving so they add to the decor in the kitchen (as seen in picture (1) in the mood board above)
- As servers (for vinegar, salt and pepper, salad dressing, etc.) (2)
- As drinks, soda, or milk containers (3), or dispensers (4)
- Glass bottles can be used to replace the plastic containers of hand soap and dish washing liquid creating a vintage style around the sink, seen in picture (5)
In The Bathroom
In the bathroom, the same can be done with the liquids you have around the sink. Replace any plastic or ugly containers with elegant glass ones.
Pour your hand soap into a glass dispenser, or if you can find a vintage perfume bottles – fill that up with your favourite perfume. These glass containers will add to the style and decor of your bathroom.
Homemade Vintage Bottles
It’s not always easy to find vintage bottles. A way around this is to buy bottles that have a vintage style and glue on printable labels (6) (sign up in the sidebar and I’ll let you know when these will be ready to download).
A Dash of Green and Fire
All around the house vintage bottles can be used to house plants (7), or even just a stem. They can also be used as candle stands or house votive candles.
Or combine plants and candles with vintage glass containers to create a vintage centrepiece for your living room coffee table or dining table (8).
For simple ideas and a mood board on how to store larger items, using trunks/crates etc, have a look at my post here: The 5 Types of Vintage Storage and Organization Ideas