15 Ways To Make OLD STUFF Look COOL.

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OLD is The New NEW

Grandma has more than the best cookies at her house.  If you are lucky yours might even have an attic stuffed full of really cool old stuff.  My clients regularly struggle with knowing how to incorporate vintage items into their modern homes, but its easier than you think!  Here are 15 ways to bring in the old and keep the cool.

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#1 Keep It Soothing

Use neutrals to seamlessly blend eras

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#2 Keep Calm

AND DISTRESS.

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#3 Paint It.

To give it freshness.

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#4 Collect.

Gather items and provide white space for the eye to rest.

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#5 Paint the backdrop white.

It will make everything else feel modern no matter the age.

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#6 Replicate.

Patterns reduce spacial stress. 

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#7 Group Similar Items to make a larger impact.

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#8 Keep it Simple. 

Less is more in a modern space.

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#9 Choose Pretty AND Practical

Display the every day and double your investment.

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#10 Allow for imperfections.

They will allow your space to feel alive rather than "designed."

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#11 Collect what you love.

And don't worry about what others think. 

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#12 DIY it.

And make it your own.

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#13 Keep the peeling wallpaper.

It gives texture and character to a space.

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#14 Give Creativity Space in every room.

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#15 Make it YOU.

Forget what is trending.  This is YOUR backdrop.

Photos via Country Living

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