7 Stylish Ways to Decorate with Vintage Typewriters

published May 16, 2019
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Despite all of the technological developments of the past several decades, typewriters are still a staple in many of our homes. Whether we inherited one from a relative or picked one up at a favorite vintage shop, many of us just can’t get enough of them. I recently purchased one on Facebook Marketplace, and while it is in working condition, I mainly just thought about how cool it would look sitting on my bookshelf (and, I’m not going to lie—it makes a great conversation starter when guests come over!). Have a typewriter at home but not sure how to work it into your existing decor? Take a look at the photos below to see how others have styled this special piece.

An orange typewriter adds a splash of color to this small space. It looks extra retro when placed on top of a vintage trunk.

Credit: Cathy Pyle

More is more! This home’s dresser nook is the perfect place to display quirky favorites. The old-fashioned typewriter fits seamlessly among the collection.

A simple white shelf turns boho with the addition of a colorful typewriter, several plants, and a charming vintage suitcase.

Not sure to do with extra desk or dresser space? Plop down a typewriter for immediate visual interest, like these renters did!

Move over, bar carts… we’re all for typewriter carts (but seriously, how cool is this display?! Just don’t spill!).

Credit: Lula Poggi

We love how this modern-looking setup has room for a fun throwback piece.

Credit: Abe Martinez

Records, books, and a typewriter, oh my! This setup just makes us want to get cozy; it’s as simple as that.