How to Add Character and Vintage Charm to Your Dining Room

Find out how you can add a touch of timeless, vintage charm to your dining room using vintage finds. Give your home an instant character boost with our easy-to-follow tips!

Bring character and charm into your home with these tips on how to add beautiful vintage finds from Peacock Ridge Farm. Give your dining room a timeless makeover today!

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Are you looking to add a bit of vintage charm to your dining room? 

It’s an easy and affordable way to bring radiance, beauty, and cheering nostalgia into your space. 

From stunning antique architectural pieces to unique decorations that spark conversation, there are plenty of ways to infuse personality into your dining area.

In this blog post, we’ll provide insights on how you can create the perfect ambience for entertaining with retro-inspired decor that is sure to wow guests!

Today, I am sharing How to Add  Beautiful Vintage Charm to Your Dining Room

Come on,  I’ll show you.

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How to Add Beautiful Vintage Charm to Your Dining Room

Wondering how to add that Old world charm to your Dining space?  

I love vintage style.  

By shopping thrift stores, antique stores and estate sales, you can add that touch of vintage charm without breaking the bank.  

I easily added a fresh look to my dining space by adding new light fixture that I bought from my local antique store.  

I love it.  

It instantly added a vintage look.  

Vintage lighting fixtures are an easy way to give your home the feel of a vintage home without doing big renovations.

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How to Add Beautiful Vintage Charm to Your Dining Room

I wanted to replace the two modern light fixtures for one beautiful vintage chandelier.  

I didn’t want to have to do drywall repair and repaint the entire ceiling, so I found the biggest ceiling medallion.  

It is 37″ wide.

It was perfect to hide the holes left from the previous wiring and it added so much charm. 

Formal dining rooms aren’t a necessity when living on the lake, but I love the elegance of the crystal chandelier anyway.

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How to Add Beautiful Vintage Charm to Your Dining Room

If you’re looking to make a statement in your dining room, adding some vintage charm is definitely the way to go!

Vintage pieces can provide you with an air of sophistication and timelessness that will save you loads of money– not to mention, they always look great.

But if you’re unsure where to start when it comes to creating a vintage-inspired look for your own home, start by shopping vintage.  

It is a great way to find quality pieces at affordable prices.

Start by getting only the things that you love.  

As an interior designer, that was my first rule-my clients had to LOVE. it, not LIKE it.  

If you love it, you will fid a spot for it.  

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How to Add Beautiful Vintage Charm to Your Dining Room

Discover the secrets behind adding beautiful vintage charm and character to your dining room with these creative ideas, using vintage finds!

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How to Add Beautiful Vintage Charm to Your Dining Room

One of the unique pieces that I found were these corbels.

I found in a vintage marketplace.

Aren’t they wonderful?

The storekeepers told me that they were from a 100 year old home.  

They weren’t in perfect condition, but it is the age that tells their story that makes them so beautiful.

I added a vintage corbel to both ends of the header that separates the living room and dining room.

What a difference they make.

Another of the simple ways to add warmth to a room is to add woven wood blinds.  

They not only warm up the space, but they keep the hot afternoon sun out.  

Then I added white curtains to soften the space.

I found the perfect vintage column and bust to fill the corner of the dining room and add yet more vintage character.

I added a faux palm to add life to the room.

PRO TIP: Adding greenery, whether faux or real, adds life to any room.

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How to Add Beautiful Vintage Charm to Your Dining Room

My dining room didn’t have any storage in it, so this vintage hutch filled the bill.  

With it’s unique style, it’s a great place to store my vintage collections in.  

And it fits perfectly between the French doors and the entry into the kitchen.  

I love finding vintage furniture-the details are amazing and they add so much warmth and character.

I store extra dishes and servingware in it, and it adds more warmth to the room.

I love adding vintage finds to the top of the hutch as well.

What a great adventure it’s been exploring how to inject vintage charm into your dining room! 

The options for creating the perfect atmosphere of warm nostalgia through classic pieces and decorations are practically endless. 

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How to Add Beautiful Vintage Charm to Your Dining Room

What a great adventure it’s been exploring how to inject vintage charm into the dining room!

As you plan your next decor update for your space, come back to this blog for more inspiration on ways to enhance your home with timeless pieces that will stand the test of time.

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While you’re at it, join us on Pinterest and Instagram as well where we share plenty of unique vintage-inspired finds.

If you’ve taken anything away from reading this blog post, remember that making your dream dining area doesn’t have to be expensive or hard— you just need a bit of creativity and an affinity for retro charm.

So go ahead, be brave and start dreaming up all the possibilities available with vintage finds in hand!

How to Add Beautiful Vintage Charm to Your Dining Room

I love these barstools with the sweet boxwood wreaths on them.

These aren’t vintage, but inspired by vintage barstools.

Bringing vintage charm into the dining room is a great way to transform a dull space into one that radiates with warmth, delight, and natural beauty.

Adding pieces such as statement furniture and unique accessories with sentimental value can create meaningful surroundings and capture attention while entertaining guests.

You may have to put in some extra effort searching for treasures at flea markets, but it will be more than worth it when you see how it brings your dining area to life!

To get even more ideas and inspirations for creating stunning interiors in the home, don’t forget to subscribe to our blog, follow us on Pinterest and Instagram – so you’ll stay updated with all the vintage-inspired finds!

And now it’s time to get started on creating an inviting dining room oasis which will take your meals with friends or family members to a whole new level of joy.

Let us know what creations you come up with – we love seeing how our readers bring their dream spaces into fruition!

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How to Add Beautiful Vintage Charm to Your Dining Room

Incorporating vintage decor and furniture into your dining room can easily add a special unique charm that breathes new life into the overall space.

The view is spectacular from our dining room, however the dining room itself was lacking a bit of charm.  

One of the best ways to add the charm is buying used items and breathing new life into them.

I bought this dining table and eight chairs second hand.  

It was only $150.  What a deal.

With a bit of TLC, elbow grease, personal style and some linen chair covers, this dining room table and chair set, is a beautiful focal point.  

It is the perfect place to share a family meal or to play games together.

I love how it adds so much beauty to my dining room.

If I am entertaining a large crowd, I can turn the table sideways and add the leaves and two more dining chairs.

It’s perfect for entertaining my friends and family.

What’s more, adding vintage elements isn’t just a great way to dress up your dining area – it will also brings conversations around topics from different eras when used as conversation starters with guests!

So don’t hesitate any longer – start curating a timeless look today that is truly yours with a hint of nostalgia and romance!

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Kelly Radcliff

Sunday 17th of December 2023

Renae you are the queen of vintage charm! Love your ideas and pictures. Merry Christmas my friend!

Renae Frey

Wednesday 27th of December 2023

Thank you, my friend. Happy New Year.


Thursday 10th of August 2023

I cannot believe you got the table and the chairs for $150 - that is such an awesome deal! I'm totally with you changing the paint color made a big difference and I love all the extra special farmhouse touches you've added throughout too. They're just gorgeous! Hugs, CoCo

Renae Frey

Wednesday 30th of August 2023

Thank you, my friend. I was so excited to get the table and chairs. They transformed to my style quite well. Blessings to you.


Saturday 5th of August 2023

Your dining room always looks so beautiful, Renae. I love the vintage touches you've added to your home.

Renae Frey

Sunday 6th of August 2023

Thank you so much, Jen. I appreciate your kindness.