Vinyl records are nostalgic and 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. Instead of quickly skipping tracks after 30 seconds it compels one to listen to the whole album.
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 closely associated with the vintage market. Records 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. If you like vintage or modern style they can be the perfect way to accent any room.
Many vintage records have iconic covers. Some vinyl is brightly colored and some subdued 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. Framed vinyl records can be hung strategically on the wall. Group several albums together. Placement of album covers can be changed out to suit your mood or space, as needed. Vintage records displayed in various rooms can look great.
Vinyl records can accent furniture. 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. 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 in a vintage bookshelf to complete the vintage look.
This area can become the central hub and focus of the room, plus it will make listening to those classic albums much easier.
A recycled damaged record can be transformed into a variety of vintage decor. Clocks, candy bowls, coasters and bookends made from vinyl make interesting decor. Vinyl records break and melt easily manipulated into different shapes. These items add character to your retro room for character and warmth. The vinyl record can be display on the wall as decor. 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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