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The 5 Types of Vintage Storage and Organization Ideas

The 5 Types of Vintage Storage and Organization Ideas

Premium materials. That’s all you need to think about when decorating a vintage style home. Glass, leather, wicker, and metal are some examples. Just stay away from plastic.

The 5 stylish vintage storage ideas below will show you the right materials and items to use to store things around the house.

1) Vintage Suitcase Storage

Old vintage suitcases can used to store items under the bed. Or they can turned into makeshift side tables (seen in picture (1)) or coffee tables with storage. The same can be done with a wooden chest or trunk (2).

2) Glass Jars and Bottles

From housing plants and candles, to all the ingredients in the kitchen, glass bottles and jars are an elegant way to store so many items around the house.

You can fill them up with soaps and liquids in the kitchen and bathroom, getting rid of branded plastic bottles – just like in the kitchen in picture (3).

For more ideas on using glass jars and bottles, have a look at my mood board here: A Simple Guide To Using Vintage Glass Bottles Around the House

3) Wicker, Wire, Metal and Galvanised

Some other vintage storage ideas include using wire baskets (4) and wicker baskets, hampers, trays, trunks, boxes, or bins (5) (6).

Try finding industrial metal tool bins, just like the ones seen in picture (7). You’ve also got galvanised buckets and watering cans.

4) Enamel

Enamel containers will look great on open shelving in your kitchen. They can be used to store ingredients such as sugar, salt, coffee, and bread. (8)

5) Custom Labels

To create your own vintage storage containers, you can buy more modern containers and decorate them with your own custom labels. Stay tuned as I’ll be making some that you can download – just like the one in picture (9) in the mood board – sign up in the sidebar and I’ll message you when they are ready.

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8+ Little Vintage Garden Decor and Storage Ideas

Vintage Garden Decor and Storage

The vintage style doesn’t have to be limited to the inside of your house. You can take it outside into your garden, with these simple and elegant vintage garden decor ideas.

Vintage Style Planters

Anything made out of premium vintage style materials (wood, wicker, glass, enamel, galvanised metal) can be used to house plants, and will also act as decor pieces. Have a look at all the different planters in the vintage garden in picture (1).

An old wooden ladder can be used to hang up plants (2), garden tools, or string lights. While a wooden step ladder can be used as shelving for pots.

Wicker baskets can be used as planters or to store fire wood or garden tools.

Other creative ways to house plants include using galvanised buckets or watering cans. Or how about using crates – just like in picture (3), these can also be used to store garden tools.

Using glass bottles is an elegant way of decorating the garden with a few stem of flowers. These glass bottles can be hung up with twine, as seen in the wedding photo (4).

Vintage Lighting Ideas for Your Garden

Glass bottles and jars can also be used as hanging candle holders just like the garden in picture (5) – creating a soft and romantic glow around the garden.

Another way to light up the garden would be to use party string lights (the ones with yellow bulbs). These string lights can be:

  • Wrapped around trees
  • Hung over bushes
  • Attached to a patio umbrella
  • Wrapped around deck railings or furniture
  • Hung up in rows on a wall to create a curtain of lighting
  • Or hung overhead in rows to create a starry night effect

Use string lights with the large bulbs to add a more vintage style to your garden.

Other Vintage Gaden Decor Items

Here is a quick list of other vintage decor accessories to have around the garden:

  • Wooden shutters – these can be functional shutters (6), or they can hang to the side of the windows and act as decorative wall elements.
  • Wooden clothes pegs are small, but add a little bit of vintage flair when hanging up your laundry (7)
  • If you are able to find antique garden tools, or just good looking ones, these can left out on display to add to the design and style of your garden (8)
  • Some other decor items to consider include old wooden signs or a weather vane
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A Simple Guide To Using Vintage Glass Bottles and Jars Around the House

Storage Ideas: Vintage Bottles and Jars

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

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A Quick List of Vintage Bedroom Storage Ideas

Vintage Bedroom Storage Ideas

The good thing about keeping and organising items in your bedroom into vintage style storage is that they add to the style and decor of the room – without cluttering up the space.

Here are some quick storage decorating ideas to get you going:

  • Wooden crates can be used to create your own custom shelving (1)
  • Vintage suitcases can be used to store things under the bed – they can also be used as a side table with hidden storage space just like in picture (2)
  • Wire baskets can be used to store linens (3), blankets, dirty laundry, or magazine.
  • A old wooden leaning ladder can hang up clothes and blankets. While a wooden step ladder can be used as a side table (4)
  • An vintage style picture frame or mirror frame can be repurposed to hang and display jewellery (5)
  • Putting a vintage trunk at the foot of the bed will act as storage and doubles as a changing bench
  • See what items in your bedroom can be stored in modern wicker baskets and hampers – for example shoes can be stored in wicker hampers.
  • A wicker basket or a galvanised bucket can act as a trashcan
  • Replace any plastic you have around your dresser vanity (lotions, make up, etc) with elegant and chic glass bottles. These glass bottles can also be used to house plants

Storage Tips and Vintage Bedroom Ideas

When it comes to vintage inspired furniture pieces, go with wooden or metal. The raw material will give a more rustic/industrial vintage style. Or for a more colorful option, go with a chip painted style (can be done DIY) in a pastel shade – just like in picture (6).

Storing everything in good looking containers on open shelving will add to the style and the vintage decor of the room (7). Check out the old suitcases, wicker baskets, and tin containers, glass containers in picture (8).

When looking for storage ideas and designs, just remember to use premium materials. Wood, wicker, steel, galvanised metal, enamel, and glass will all create elegant storage and decor in your bedroom.

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