Vintage furniture style is particularly popular in France and England since about 2010 and conveys the feeling of comfort through its feminine character and its ornate details.
What makes Vintage furniture style so popular and how it developed.

Vintage furniture style is particularly popular in France and England since about 2010 and conveys the feeling of comfort through its feminine character and its ornate details.


Origin and development

The current interest in vintage furniture style is probably the backlash against the very straight and at first glance, cool-acting modern style. It reflects nostalgic charm and is definitely inspired by French and English cottage style of the turn of the century.

Key characteristics of the style

This style has a lot of feminine charm. It has a very playful, very lightweight look. Wood in its natural color won’t be seen in vintage. Just like in Scandinavian style only light, tinted wood tones painted in white will be used here. The Couch (3 seater max.) often has a bright color with romantic floral decoration or in pastel colors like mint green, rose, vanilla yellow and bright blue.

The color palette of the vintage furniture style.

Furniture often gets little used effects which makes the “vintage” seem more authentic or “classic old fashioned”. Garden furniture of the cottage style find their way into the interior of the houses and are set as cosmetics chairs and side chairs in the bedroom or dressing furniture.


The ornate furniture details of Art Nouveau and Cottage find its way back again but also the colonial style in white can be found in vintage furniture style. Do-it-yourself is a big issue in this style, because usually old furniture is being reconditioned. Curtains are light, draped lush and may have an over-length. Color combinations frequently used are pastel shades, especially pink and white, but also white with gold giving the vintage look more warmth and a slightly baroque ambiance. A well-known company with vintage furniture is for example Chic Antique.


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