Hipstoric Homes: How to Blend Vintage Aesthetic with Modern Style
Say farewell to the modern farmhouse aesthetic and hello to a new home decor trend Pinterest predicts will rule the year of 2023. A blend of the words “hip” and “historic,” the Hipstoric Homes trend is inspiring homeowners to mix antique handiwork with modern sensibilities.
Blending Old with New Styles
At its heart, the Hipstoric Home trend is about personal expression by way of historical nostalgia. Think mixing modern flooring and bright, boldly colored walls with antique furniture. Interior design embracing eclectic vintage, featuring your favorite hand-me-down lamps, rustic clocks and accent chairs found at that epic estate sale you happened upon one morning. This trend also includes breathing new life into your older home, full of incredible character in the form of crown molding and a breath-taking fireplace mantle.
Embracing the Maximalist Style
Clean lines, simple colors and a minimalist aesthetic are out. Now, interior design is asking everyone to scream self-expression while celebrating the past. That means saying goodbye to mass-produced designs seen everywhere pre-pandemic.
Interested in making this eclectic aesthetic your own? We’ll help you blend vintage vibes with contemporary coolness when you’re ready to renovate.
Finding a Hipstoric Floor for Your Home
In the beginning of every home renovation, we always recommend starting with your floors — after all they are the foundation of your home’s interior design style. The good news about the Hipstoric Homes trend is there are a variety of flooring options you can choose from that give you the amalgamated look you want.
Tastefully distressed hardwood flooring — like our Rockaway Beach White Oak — serves as a firm foundation of warm, leather-brown colors featuring intricate graining to build upon with bright pops of color and aged-but-chic heirlooms.
Meanwhile, sleek porcelain tiles like our Polished Marbella Ivory act as an elegant contrast to inherited furniture and intricately designed rugs — honoring their legacy while simultaneously elevating their charming character.
Experimenting with Layering Design Styles
As you probably guessed, antiques have never looked so chic in Hipstoric Homes. But this defining interior design trend can seem like a monumental task when refreshing your home look. To make it easier, start small and create balance within one room.
Use scale and color to redefine the feel of your space and introduce artwork as a focal point. Down-to-earth textiles, woodsy hues and bronze patina details can all be incorporated to blend and marry your antique room aesthetic with any contemporary style choices you want. Remember, layering designs is a-okay in this maximalism design world.
Once you’ve got one room renovation planned, go big and see how this Pinterest trend can help you update the rest of your home.
Using Picture It Floor Visualizer Tool to Get Started
When you’re ready to add a fresh twist on your home design aesthetic, start by using our Picture It Floor Visualizer tool to see how your Hipstoric Home floors will look in your soon-to-be-refashioned space.
Simply upload a photo of the space you want to update and browse and select different flooring styles to see what fits with your wall colors, furniture and design accents.
Order Free Floor Samples Before You Buy
Once you narrow down your floor style options you can see them in your space before making a big flooring purchase by ordering floor samples. We offer four free floor samples — plus more for an affordable price — to everyone looking to refresh their home. It’s the next step toward home transformation.
After your floor sample box arrives, place the samples around your space and pay attention to how the lighting hits throughout the day. Big antique windows can be a good focal point of your room and you want to be sure the color, material and look fit your style vision.
Choosing the right floor is easier when you can see it up close, and having a few physical samples can help you narrow down which floor is right for you if you’re stuck between several options.