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Vintage Remodeling Trends That are Making a Comeback

Vintage looks are all the rage for today’s homeowners who are remodeling their spaces. While truly unappealing features from yesteryear, such as popcorn ceilings, may never make their way back into modern houses, there are some truly vintage styles that have timeless appeal. These trends are being increasingly used in homes today. By exploring some of the top classic ideas available, you may be inspired to remodel your space.

Faux Tortoise Shell Tile

Faux material was once popular in home designs around the turn of the 19th century, but it has continued to be used in combs and hair accessories over the decades despite losing favor as a decorative material for homes. Now, this mottled brown and carmel-colored material is available in attractive tiles that are used on bathroom back splashes, on accent walls, and in other strategic places with understated elegance.

Stained Glass

This material is most commonly associated with historic homes, but it can be incorporated well into modern, contemporary, or other types of designs. This is because the color and design options for stained glass are nearly limitless, giving you creative freedom. You can also incorporate stained glass in inlaid glass in some of your furnishings or cabinets.

Jade-Colored Milk Glass

Pastel-hued milk glass in a subtle shade of jade is a popular material for today’s homeowners. You can easily find a number of antique decorative pieces at flea markets and antique shops that can dress up your space. Some people are also incorporating this material into their cabinets and other glass materials in the home.


Wallpaper went out of style for homeowners around the end of the 20th century, and many people are timid to apply it to their walls again. After all, many people have bad memories of spending hours of labor scraping wallpaper off of their walls. Nonetheless, there are a wide range of textured and patterned wallpaper options that are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners once again. Wallpaper makes it simple and easy to create a decorative, artsy look on your walls without messy paint. These are just a few of the beautiful vintage ideas that you can consider for your home. You can scour the internet for other great ideas that may work well in your space. Allow the remodeling experts at Quality Remodeling to bring your vision of a beautifully remodeled Chicago home to life in your home with ease. Contact us today to discuss your home remodeling needs.

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