image via racheldenbow
I am nowhere near ready to kiss summer goodbye, still enjoying the long days and warm weather, but the lure of fall is starting to work it’s magic. Maybe that’s why I’m currently digging all things ‘back-to-school’, from vintage school chairs to faded wall maps, and I don’t think I’m alone judging by the number of schoolhouse inspired looks I’ve seen surfacing on blogs as of late. With one part school days nostalgia and one part industrial chic, the vintage school look is one that can be incorporated in many different decorating styles.
Are you ready to head back to class? Check out these school ready finds.
Schoolhouse clock- vintageshelfandwall
This vintage schoolhouse clock has been upcycled with a quiet clock mechanism while keeping the original vintage frame. The bright apple-red colour and charming design of this clock will make this a great accent piece for a kitchen, or a child’s bedroom.
School lockers are probably one of the most useful pieces of storage furniture. I have one in my kitchen for linens and odds and ends. A locker can also give your home an industrial modern edge instantly, or be practical and rugged in a mudroom or workspace. The styling of this craft room has vintage appeal and tons of storage.
1950’s School Chair-AMradio
This vintage school chair would be a wonderful decorating piece due to it’s interesting curvy shape. It’s fun to imagine who the child was who may have sat here and daydreamed away a class or two. Vintage and antique school chairs aren’t hard to come by, so keep your eyes open at flea markets and antique shops if you’d like to find one. Or you could purchase this beauty from AM radio. This chair or a similar one would also look phenomenal as a night table.
letter necklace by merriweathercouncil
Cursive lettering was never one of my strong suits. I remember copying letters into a lined book until I thought I might go completely bonkers. Do kids even learn how to write in cursive anymore? Regardless, these embroidered letter necklaces from merriweather council are sweet and have just enough old school appeal.
This school supplies collection would look fabulous grouped on a shelf or mantle for some quick fall decorating. The chalk slate is a great find, as are the perfectly worn books and bookstrap. You really only need a couple well chosen accessories to get schoolhouse style without doing an entire decorating overhaul.
Get the Look
If you’re looking to add some old school charm to your home this fall here are a few ideas:
Colour Scheme: Red, White, Green and Black
Textures: metal, unfinished wood, chalkboard
Furnishings: lockers, vintage desk chairs, solid wood table, industrial light fixtures
Accessories: Globes, wall maps, typewriter, vintage books