How To Add Interest to Your Home with Vintage Art

Does your home feel a little too bland? Are you looking for a way to add some personality and interest without spending a lot of money?

Vintage art to the rescue! You can find pieces from all different time periods and styles, which means you’re sure to find something that fits your personal taste. Plus, adding vintage art to your home is a great way to show off your unique personality and style. Keep reading for tips on how to choose the right pieces and where to hang them.

1. Choose vintage art that reflects your personal style

When it comes to home decor, it’s important to choose pieces that reflect your personal style. And what better way to show off your unique sense of taste than through art? Whether you’re drawn to mid-century modern pieces or traditional paintings, there’s sure to be a work of art out there that speaks to you. And with so many different styles to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect piece to add a touch of personality to your home.

A retro Italian study filled with 20th-century modern art | via T Magazine

View our selection of Abstract & Modern prints.

If you’re not sure where to start, browse decor styles on Pinterest and pin images that speak to you on an emotional level. Maybe the spaces in the photos excite you, or they make you feel cozy or calm. Once you’ve saved images you like, you can look for pieces of art similar to those in the inspiration photos.

A mix of vintage portraits and newer art styles in John Derian’s Manhattan living room | via Martha Stewart

View our selection of Portrait prints.

2. Hang artwork in unexpected places to create visual interest

Many of us have artwork that we love but don’t know what to do with. Perhaps it’s a painting that doesn’t quite fit our color scheme, or a piece that is too large for the space we have available. Whatever the reason, it can be tricky to find the perfect spot for our favorite pieces. If you’re struggling to figure out where to hang your artwork, try thinking outside the box. Hanging a piece in an unexpected place can create visual interest and add a touch of whimsy to your home.

Home of artist Anne Massie | via House & Garden UK

View our selection of Landscape prints.

For example, try hanging a painting above a doorway, use a small print in an extra large space, or create a gallery wall in your bathroom. With a little creativity, you can transform your home into an art gallery.

Design by Cote de Folk | via Domino

View our selection of Floral & Botanical prints.

3. Mix different styles and periods of art for a unique look

Some homeowners play it safe when it comes to their décor, sticking to a single style or period of art. However, a more adventurous approach can result in a truly unique and personal space. Mixing different styles and periods of art can add depth and interest to a room, and it can also be a lot of fun. blending traditional and contemporary elements can create a look that is both timeless and modern.

Old-world portraits make a contrast with sleek modern design in the home of designer Max Rollitt | via House & Garden UK

Check out our dark & moody Portrait of Louise print.

For example, hanging a classic portrait above a sleek sofa can add visual contrast and make a statement. Similarly, pairing contemporary furniture with vintage artwork can create an eclectic and stylish setting. So if you’re looking to add some personality to your home, don’t be afraid to mix things up.

Modern furniture pairs beautifully with vintage paintings in this Heidi Caillier design

View our selection of Still Life prints.

4. Create a focal point with an eye-catching piece of art

When it comes to décor, there is nothing quite like a piece of art that really catches the eye. A focal point is a great way to add interest to any room, and an eye-catching piece of art is the perfect way to create one. If you already have a gallery wall in one part of your home, consider a single statement piece in another spot. A focal point can help to anchor a space and give it a sense of purpose.

Living room of Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard | Via Architectural Digest

View our selection of Southwestern & Native American prints.

Plus, a well-chosen focal point can also be a great conversation starter. So if you are looking for a way to add some personality to your home, consider creating a focal point with an eye-catching piece of art.

Gabby Deeming’s dining room | via House & Garden UK

Browse our selection of large size (16×20 in to 18×24 in) vintage art prints.

5. Don’t be afraid to experiment – go ahead and try something new!

Trying to decide what vintage art to buy and where to put it can be a daunting task. After all, you want your prints to look amazing and fit perfectly into your space – but you also don’t want to spend a fortune. Luckily, there’s an easy solution: don’t be afraid to experiment! Buy a few vintage prints that catch your eye, and try hanging them in different spots around your home. See how they look in different frames, at different heights, and in different lighting. You might be surprised at how a small change can make a big impact. And the best part is that you can have fun experimenting without breaking the bank. So go ahead and try something new – vintage art is meant to be enjoyed! Who knows – you might just discover a new favorite spot for your prints.

Some of our favorite vintage art prints for making a statement or adding vintage character:

Alexandra | sizes 8×10 11×14

Figure Study | sizes 8×10 9×12

Late Afternoon Cocktail | sizes 9×12 11×14

Mughal Palace | sizes 8×10 11×14 16×20
Meeting Place | sizes 8×10 11×14


There are many ways to incorporate vintage art into your home decor, and the options are really only limited by your imagination. By choosing pieces that reflect your personal style, hanging artwork in unexpected places, and mixing different styles and periods, you can create a truly unique look for your home.

What’s your favorite vintage look or period? Share with us in the comments. Happy decorating!