Vinyl records are nostalgic and can be easily used in modern or vintage decor. They are tactile and have a unique depth of sound. People listen to vinyl records for the experience. It encourages social interaction in this digital age. It compels one to listen to the whole album instead of quickly skipping tracks after 30 seconds.
People even love the process of flipping through a record collection. It gives one time to savor the album’s art and playlist. Vinyl records are so closely associated with the vintage market, they are easily incorporated into modern and vintage-inspired décor.
For those looking to decorate with records or who are trying to create a vintage decor, there are many places to find vinyl records. Vinyl can be bought new with current music or used with classics songs. Searching for that certain album can be half the fun. Thrift stores, antique malls, estate sales and flea markets are good places to find fun and cheap vinyl records. Most people don’t think of records as home décor but they can be the perfect way to accent any room.
Many vintage records have iconic covers. Some are brightly colored and some are subdued, but all of them make a statement.
One of the easiest and most effective ways to decorate with vinyl is to use the album covers as wall art. They can be simply framed and hung strategically on the wall. Several can be grouped together for maximum impact. The pattern created with the album covers and placement can be changed to suit your mood or space as needed. They can also be displayed in various rooms and look great.
Furniture can be accented or made with vinyl records. Stools and small end tables are the easiest. Just take a small end table and glue a vinyl record on top. You could seal it with modge podge or similar glue, but it is not necessary. Alternatively, the sides of a bookshelf can be covered with vinyl records or their album covers. These pieces will become statement pieces in the room.
The vintage record players and speaker systems in themselves can become the vintage showpiece of your room. Most vintage players have wood paneling and brushed aluminum accents that encapsulates that mod feel. A few records can be displayed nearby or stored in a vintage bookshelf to complete the vintage decor look.
This area can become the central hub and focus of the room, plus it will make listening to those classic albums much easier.
If a record is damaged, it can be transformed into a variety of decorative items. Clocks, candy bowls, coasters and bookends are just a few of the items that can be made from vinyl records. They break and melt easily and can be manipulated into different shapes. These items add character to your retro room for character and warmth. The bare vinyl can be displayed on the wall as well. Try mixing the round records in with the square album covers for a spatial juxtaposition. As always, All About Interiors, in Connecticut can assist you with your decorating needs.
Jessica Kane is a writer for SoundStage Direct, the number one online store for all your vinyl record needs.
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