Vintage Home Office Ideas

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Over the course of my antique shopping I have come across some real interesting antiques that would be perfect for decorating a vintage home office.  Whether you have a home office or just want to warm up your work area away from home, vintage accessories can add a lot of decorative interest.

Ways To Incorporate Vintage Accessories Into Your Home Office

Display Actual Old Office Accessories

While most any vintage accessories will work in an office space, those that are actual old office items work best. An old hole puncher works good as an accent on a vintage desk.

vintage home office

vintage home office hole puncher

An old typewriter also makes a fantastic vintage item to display in an office.

vintage typewriter in a home office

SOURCE: House Of Hawthornes

Vintage typewriters, books, jars, lamps and picture frames are all obvious choices for decorating an office in a vintage inspired theme. All of these items are some common office accessories to look for but there are also some less common items that work well in an office setting.

Repurpose Other Vintage Items Into Office Accessories

I have also used some vintage items that I repurposed into office accessories for an interesting look.  This old wooden shoe form doubles as a fun holder for a pen and a small pad of paper.

vintage wooden shoe mold as a holder for paper and pens

And, this old heat register makes a very handy clipboard for photos or memos.

vintage heat register as an office clipboard

Vintage Home Office Inspiration

I found several examples of offices that were decorated using vintage accessories.  Here are just a few of the best to help to inspire you.

vintage home office

SOURCE: Elle Decor

This small and inviting office design makes use of a vintage apothecary cabinet to give it it’s warmth.  The factory lights also lend to it’s appeal.

vintage home office

SOURCE: Faded Charm

This office is full of vintage charm.  The antique card catalog file is a perfect addition to the rest of the vintage furniture.  An old bed spring works just right as a clipboard and the office sign, wooden basket, and decorative wood pieces all add tons of interest to the room.  With all of the white, I can see this in a farmhouse style home.

vintage home office for men

SOURCE: Next Luxury

For a more masculine look, consider using vintage maps, tool boxes and hats in the office decor.

vintage home office

SOURCE: Cat View

Sometimes a work space holds two functions. This home office craft space is inspiring with all of the black and white. Think about old black and white photos, wooden pants hangers and vintage numbers in a clean vintage home office. The green vintage sewing machine really pops in the room.

 

 

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1 comment
  1. Love the look! Actually have some old items decorating my home !

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