Vintage Style, Pick Your Price
Our floor-to-ceiling finds give you the option to spend or scrimp
In any remodel, there are myriad decisions to make. Yes, there are choices of colors, finishes, and materials—you know, the fun stuff. But there's also the less glamorous task of choosing what fits the budget. The good news: Splurging on a to-die-for finishing touch here and there won't relegate you to subpar product choices on the lower-priced end. From tile to lighting to hardware, each of the following old-school styles is sure to boost the charm in any interior—and all come in a range of prices. So whether you're eyeing an investment piece or a cost-cutting solution, we've got you covered.
Thicker cotton and a looser hand weave create a more casual look. Comes 30 inches wide, in two lengths; string a few together to cover your stair run.
About $133 for a 30-square-foot runner; Dash & Albert
These cream-colored ceramic rounds are edged in pale blue for a lovely hint of color on walls or underfoot—a modern interpretation of the unglazed porcelain disks that graced kitchen, bath, and foyer floors in the early 1900s.
About $15 per square foot; Ann Sacks
With a sturdy painted copper base and a hand-painted glass shade, this flush-mount fixture moves the classic early-20th-century shape to a higher level.
About $295; Rejuvenation
A graceful opaque-glass shade and a more diminutive painted steel base offer a simpler take on the style. Missing the stripes? Add your own with glass paint.
About $38; Wayfair
These Victorian-style bar pulls have trim hexagonal end details and integrated hardware that attaches from inside a drawer or door (with nuts, not shown) for a clean look.
About $17 each; Restoration Hardware
Silk-screened by hand, this bird-and-tree-print paper is a faithful reproduction of an 1897 design by C.F.A. Voysey.
About $62 for a 30-square-foot roll; Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers
Space-saving caged ceiling fans hung in corners and hallways circa 1910 and could be swiveled and tilted to direct the breeze. This 18-inch tilting version has five steel blades and an 8-inch downrod, and is UL-rated for damp locations, like a covered porch.
About $229; Lamps Plus
Three oak blades sit in an 18-inch-wide black housing with bronze highlights that extends from a 4½-inch downrod; it also has a UL damp rating.
About $139; The Home Depot
Painted cabinets with beadboard doors lend cottage style to any kitchen. These are made from solid maple, with a durable factory-applied paint finish in sage green.
About $126 per linear foot; KraftMaid
Install paint-ready maple doors on your existing cabinets after coating them with the color of your choice for an easier-on-the-wallet DIY solution.
About $54 for a 15-by-24-inch door; The Cabinet Authority
This hefty chrome-finished brass faucet with a high-arc gooseneck has a period-transcending traditional look. Bonus points: Its low spout reduces splashing, and its three-hole setup can be modified to fit two.
About $820; Moen
These heavy, handmade bronze brackets will develop a patina over time, lending depth and a sense of history to simple open shelving.
About $174 for a pair of 10-by-13-inch brackets; Van Dyke's Restorers
Cast-iron brackets with a matte black powder-coat finish provide graphic contrast to white-painted board shelves. Though these brackets are smaller, so is their price.
About $16 per 6¾-by-9-inch bracket; House of Antique Hardware