The idea of decorating a home in vintage style is not exactly new, with the movement starting in the 70s and it gained traction over the next two decades. The purpose is to consciously use fashions and trends that belong to the past, while bringing some of the motives and techniques back in the spotlight. A savvy decorator will use materials of the past as well, while trying to create a mix of styles that are no longer to be found in mainstream decorations.
Vintage photography goes hand-in-hand with vintage furniture and black-and-white images are the perfect choice for those who want to keep the decor coherent. History buffs will prefer to showcase photos revolving around significant moments in human history, or highlight the beauty of old buildings. It can be just as satisfying to display pictures aimed at bringing back to life memorable moments, or special people that made a significant impact many decades ago.