FUn DIY Wedding Decor TREND: Moving Vintage Furniture Outdoors
Here at Weddingful, we’re fawning over the lovely vintage displays that have been transforming backyard weddings everywhere. If you’re looking for a way to add glamour and character to your wedding venue, consider jumping on this fun trend by dragging that old vintage and antique furniture out of the attic. Let these family artifacts soak up the sunshine as you create a decorative and elegant stage that speaks to eras long past in an eclectic blend of indoors and outdoors, and of past and present.
Here are a few of Weddingful‘s, favourite examples of the vintage furniture trend – from setting up dozens of mismatched ceremony chairs to adding small finishing touches like a chandelier hanging from a tree branch, you can DIY this trend on various levels. The results depend on your time, budget, and creative wedding vision – here are some inspiring setups to get the ideas brewing.
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Dressing up the Backyard
It’s usually a patch of grass next to the driveway, but with this elegant velvet furniture set up under the shade of a tree, this backyard spot has gained a sense of early 1900’s sitting parlour glamour.
Antique Picture Frame
We’re seeing these everywhere, and there’s a good reason why! An antique picture frame like this one is easy to convert into a sign, and it also makes a great prop for a wedding photobooth. A quick trip to a thrift store will should provide an ample assortment of antique gold, silver, and bronze frames to choose from.
Recreate a Living Room
Make a world in and of itself by making a simple living room arrangement. Near a tree, you can add to your intimate indoor atmosphere with a lamp, combining the comforts of your living room with the beauty of nature into one beautiful wedding scene.
Vintage Ceremony Seating
For a couple looking for an eclectic, artistic, or edgy wedding look, set the stage right from the start with assorted vintage furniture at your ceremony. Each guest enjoys the chance to pick a chair that suits their own personality!
Build from the Ground Up
It’s not everyday you’d consider adding a rug to the grass outside, but an ornate woven rug like this one instills a grounded feeling for the rest of your furniture, adding another layer of context for your hybrid indoor/outdoor scene. This is also a nice touch for wedding guests with small children, who might be grateful for a spot to play on the ground without staining their nice clothes.
There’s a reason why so many interior designers focus on light before looking at any other details of a space. Your lighting will have a strong effect on the feel of your wedding space, and a vintage chandelier suspended from a tree branch will create a magical, fairytale feeling by creating a luminous and slightly surreal outdoor atmosphere.
Cocktail Area with Comfortable Seating
We love this arrangement for the flexibility it provides your guests. While some guests may love the energy and movement of a standing reception or cocktail hour, some of the older folks will be grateful for a comfortable space to settle in and relax. This example shows various vintage furniture “rooms” intermingled between standing high-top cocktail tables.
Make a Statement
There’s not much on this front lawn, but that makes this bold red couch stand out all the more! In a place where you’d never expect to see anything more than a few folding chairs, this plush velvet number adds a punchy statement of energy and boldness of character.
A Simple DIY Arrangment
This setup requires nothing more than a chair, a few ribbons, and a second pair of hands to help move the sofa outside. If you’re looking for budget-friendly and time-friendly options, this quick vintage setup is simple and low-maintenance, while still creating a dreamy, romantic vibe.
Even an old wooden table in desperate need of a coat of sealant can add rustic vintage glamour to your wedding. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of the raw, edgy, and unfinished textures of worn-out furniture – outside, this will blend with the natural textures of nature for a harmonious feel.
Drag out the Dresser
Repurpose furniture in unique ways – a coffee table might make a great dinner table for kids, and a dresser like this one makes a stately display table for your wedding desserts. Even an antique bed frame can find a place in your vintage wedding scene as a table for holding gifts. Use furniture in unexpected ways, and the result will be a personality-infused wedding scene that speaks to your own originality.