The past few years have seen the hipster look break out of its Shoreditch birth place and become the favoured look for the trendy youth of today. Edgy, hip and effortlessly cool, this style has spread across the world from Manchester to San Francisco and the best thing about it? It’s a low cost way to decorate your new home.
We’ve all been to enough independent coffee shops to know the clichés involved here – reclaimed wood, Edison bulbs, industrial lighting, rustic accessories and the occasional splash of bright colour amongst the calmer blues, browns, greys and creams. But how is it possible to achieve this style in your new home?
Styling your home
This needn’t be expensive, after all it centres on minimalism. While it is possible to spend a great deal of money on mass produced interior products designed to look old fashioned and edgy, why not go in search of an authentic knock-off version. Scour the local charity shops and car boot sales, you’re bound to find some gems lurking about and if something isn’t quite perfect, take it home and upcycle!
As mentioned above, if you’re at a car boot sale or charity shop what you find doesn’t have to be perfect, it just needs to have potential. It may be that it requires a lick of paint, a scrub down with some sandpaper or some new handles to achieve that vintage and tired look.
It may be tempting to make off with all the hipster clobber you can find but a few well-chosen pieces often make a larger statement than trying to force harmony with a whole host of different items. Just be a bit more selective and think hard about an item before you buy it – if it’s meant to be, it will be waiting for you when you go back to buy.
If you have any interior tips and tricks up your sleeve, please share them below.
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