How to Mix Vintage Cameras Into Your Home Decor

How to Mix Vintage Cameras Into Your Home Decor

Anthony Nguyen
Nov 3, 2011

It's no secret that vintage cameras can add a splash of dashing style to any room, but here are a couple of secrets to blending them in so that they don't seem so forced into a space.

Keep It All in Proportion: While a wall filled to the brim with vintage cameras may make for an interesting showpiece at an art gallery or a photo store window display, in the home, it's all about the proportions and candid discovery. The best placement of vintage cameras is when you least expect it. Think "pop" rather than quantity. "Surprise" over "look at me, I'm on a shelf all by my lone self!"

Consider Functional Pairings: How can a vintage camera play a part as a functional part of decor? Well, if the camera still works, get someone who knows film (or just Google it) and go out a photoshoot. Use the photos you've taken on the little adventure and pair them next to the camera, just to show that you've not only got good taste in digs, but have an artistic eye as well.

Try Out a New Colorful, Bold Palette: We also love it when cameras themselves serve as a way to continue a cohesive color theme throughout a home. If you have a thing for yellow towels, consider pairing your decor with a yellow Diana Lomography camera to complete your set of banana-colored digs.

Add Some Photography Themed Prints or Decor Items: Don't have a collection or any cameras yet? There's a whole world of art and prints as low as $10 that revolve around the realm of vintage photography equipment to grace your walls. Or even these really cute camera shaped pillows!

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