The vintage decoration has been at peak popularity for some time now. Since it became fashionable, we hear it everywhere these days. This style has many references to the past, we can see it for example combining original pieces from the 50s and 60s, with new or more modern ones to create rustic and cosmopolitan environments. A sofa can be the protagonist, but so can a desk or a chair… If you like this style, don’t miss today’s post, because at Real State, we tell you how to give your dining room a vintage style.

When we talk about vintage decoration we place it as a single category, but the reality is that there are different styles of vintage decoration, for example, vintage rustic decoration is not the same as vintage industrial or classic. These categories are basically grouped according to time, country, or the area where they were developed.

Start with the simple: Furniture

What is clear is that if we call an object vintage it is because it is or reminds us of something old. So for your home to have a vintage look, you should start by putting up antique furniture. You can easily find second-hand bargains and start your decoration. To begin with, you can buy a classic or antique sofa or armchair, and if you are not convinced, you can renovate it. It would look great in the dining room!

Customize with the DIY method

If you don’t like the dumped armchair you have in the guest room, or that desk you keep in the storeroom, don’t worry, we’ll bring you the solution.

If you prefer to save money, we bring you this practical technique so that you can customize your unused furniture without having to spend money. Furniture with rubbing, pickling, or imperfections in the paint achieve the antique look that we associate with vintage. So it’s as easy as painting them with a specific paint and stripping them yourself with simple sandpaper. Do you like the pickling effect?


All you have to do now is polish off the final details. When it comes to giving your dining room a vintage touch, furniture is as important as decorative details. You can decorate with antique items such as a record player, an antique phone, posters or illustrations from old pin-up magazines. Do you want to give it a fun touch? Use bottles of drinks or glass soda and use them as vases.



Key aspects you must take into account before buying your house

Do you intend to buy a flat and don’t know where to start?

In Real State we bring you a post to know what key aspects you should take into account before buying your house. Want to know more? Well, keep reading!

Find the type of home you need

It is essential that you are well informed about the type of housing that best suits your needs. There are many options when it comes to  home purchase, so it is important to know what your housing needs are and examineyour goals when buying your own home. For example, you may want to increase the family unit, or are considering having a pet…, these are some of the key factors you will have to consider before you start your search and find the type of housing you need.

The perfect location

This may  sound  obvious, but on many occasions we don’t know which neighborhood is more convenient for us when looking for a dwelling. Price is a very important factor, but location may be even more important.

If you depend on transportation

Although most districts are well connected, you should take into account the proximity and time you spend on each of your trips.

If you have your own car and transport is not your main concern

It is important to take into account the average price of parking and/or garage spaces, as they can vary greatly in Price depending on your neighbourhood.

Leisure activities

You will have to find out if the neighbourhood has possibilities for leisure activities, such as nearby restaurants and schools for your children. Also the opposite; if there is an excess of tourism or nightclubs that may ruin your sleep… because in the long run these could be more than justified reasons to want move out.

Which mortgage to choose?

This is one of the most difficult choices. Variable or fixed type?

Variable rate

Currently, variable rate mortgages are a very attractive option because the Euribor is still quite low. This would put us in a very good position at the moment.

Fixed rate

Fixed-rate mortgages are  also a good alternative, since without being so interesting at the moment, it is still an attractive offer, as it offers much lower rates than it used to. This type of mortgage is especially recommended for those who want to avoid any kind of setback in their mortgage payments.

Let us advise you

Many people prefer to look for housing on their own and embark on the purchase of their home without any prior consuelling. What may initially be seen as an economic saving may turn into future headaches and bad decisions.

Our recommendation is that you seek out professionals in this field to advise you on such an important decision. At Real State we can advise you without commitment.

Are you interested in home purchase?  Would you like some advice on which type of mortgage is best for you?