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Give your loved ones something truly unique: Christmas gift ideas

Some people are impossibly hard to find presents for, can we all agree? Every family has at least one member who already seems to have everything. And yet that does not negate our wish to give them something meaningful. A gift that will emit a squeal of joy from the recipient – or perhaps a gruff squawk from one of the menfolk. Fortunately Vinterior is brimming with promising Christmas gift ideas.

Shabby chic vintage cabinets which lend weathered charm

Like a memory box protecting secrets of the collective past, shabby chic vintage cabinets are pieces with a soul and a sense of gravitas. Their precious poetic nature carries enough charm to elevate even the most mundane of rooms, so it is no wonder that they’ve become the hallmarks of the shabby chic interior style.

Let’s dive into the world of shabby chic vintage storage and decor and find out what makes them so precious.

Vintage style: how to create a wonderfully eclectic dining room

This is a chance to have real fun choosing which style to go for. Are you drawn to weathered farmhouse tables or prefer something sculptural and postmodern? Elegant antiques or classic mid century brands such as Ercol and G Plan? The scope for creativity when bringing vintage references into the home can seem daunting. What can further paralyse the decision process is the enormous array of options. Simplified, the table you go for should tick these boxes.

Vintage dining tables designed for compact living

In the increasingly dense urban environments, our living spaces continue to shrink. Pressured to downsize, we find ourselves compromising on the functionalities and comfort of our homes. Nowadays, few of us enjoy the luxury of having a separate dining room, and what’s even worse is the fact that, in the newly built households, the dining space turns out to be one of the first to get sacrificed. But the good news is that no matter how limited your space may be, with some thought, it’s always possible to make room for a functional dining table and a couple of chairs.

Discovering vintage rugs from lands afar

Furniture may be the bread and butter of most interiors but a well-placed rug will have a surprisingly significant impact on the feel of a room. A colourful rug will lend a welcome dose of pattern and panache to a more neutral space. By contrast, calm down a busy decor scheme with a more simple model. A room full of similar tones, across furniture and the wider decor, can benefit from a rug which helps to break up the space. Recent years have seen a rise in popularity of the iconic monochromatic Beni Ourain rug, although none can deny the timelessness of the world celebrated and richly coloured Persian rug tradition. Fortunately, the Vinterior collection encompasses a vast array of vintage rugs, from traditional to textured, patterned to plain.