Published on June 27, 2016

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Photography by ALAN CORDIC FOR BJURFORS, STYLING BY EMMA FISCHER, VIA MY SCANDINAVIAN HOME

We love a fresh, modern kitchen (with open shelving natch) just as much as the next design enthusiast, but there’s something about vintage kitchen wall decor we just can’t let go of. Which is why we rounded up 30 of our favorite kitchens that will convince you to add something old to your kitchen—no matter the aesthetic.

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Photography by ROGER DAVIES FOR COUNTRY LIVING

What’s better than adding a vintage landscape above your stove? Hanging a vintage chandelier in your kitchen, too.

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Photography by PAUL COSTELLO

We’re huge fans of hanging more unusual decor on your walls—plates included.

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Photography by JONAS INGERSTEDT FOR RESIDENCE VIA MY SCANDINAVIAN HOME

Leaning a 70s-inspired serving tray against your open shelves for sure counts as wall decor.

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Photography by @HOMESTEADSEATTLE

Vintage hanging shelves are an easy way to—you guessed it—display more vintage finds, like the glassware you see here.

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Photography by TRUTHANDCO.CO

Vintage trays are the perfect size to fill that awkward space between windows or doors.

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Photography by FIONA GALBRAITH VIA INSIDE OUT, STYLED BY NICOLE VALENTINE DON

Keep it simple with a single, minimalist sign above the sink.

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Photography by BRIAN WOODCOCK VIA COUNTRY LIVING

Who says a guitar doesn’t belong in the kitchen? Hanging it near your breakfast nook could inspire some early morning jam sessions.

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Photography by REMODELISTA.COM

Leaning old oil paintings below your open shelving creates a mix of rustic and modern decor. that we love.

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Photography by SVENSK FASTIGHETS FÖRMEDLING

We’re into the natural textures and finishes in this kitchen—including the rusty old blue and white signs above what can only be vintage teacup hangers.

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Photography by SOFIA JANSSON VIA DESIGN*SPONGE

We’ve never had the urge to lean a vintage, oversized chalkboard against a wall in our kitchen before, but we certainly do now.

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Photography by LONNY

Mix your modern, brass kitchen pots and pans with vintage, spray painted molds and pans in more interesting shapes for a messy wall of cooler than cool metallic decor.

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Photography by JONAS BERG FOR STADSHEM VIA MY SCANDINAVIAN HOME

This kitchen is proof your vintage wall decor doesn’t have to be the statement piece of the room. Adding smaller, more unassuming signs like the leaning one you see above leaves a personal touch without overwhelming the room.

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Photography by Brittany Ambridge

Add a boldly framed oil painting portrait to the mix of already kitschy, vintage decor for an easy and fun statement.

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Photography by LONNY

Vintage storage shelving units, like this green spice rack, are our favorites! How much character (and color!) does this one add?

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Photography by SKÖNA HEM

Most vintage oil paintings you’ll find at the flea market are smaller in size, but if you can score a larger portrait like the one you see here, absolutely lean it on your counter.

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Photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE

An older painting stands out against modern furniture and dishes—in the best way.

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Photography by NATALIE DINHAM FOR HOUSE & GARDEN

Everything about this modern-mixed-with-vintage kitchen is SO right. From the modern shape of the furniture, brightly painted cabinets, vintage tile, and “potatoes for sale” sign creates a cool, homey ambiance.

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Photography by COUNTRY LIVING

Get in on the open shelf trend (#shelfies abound) with vintage versions! Feel free to paint them as you like.

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Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK

What’s better than a vintage print or sign? A framed collage of a mix of old advertisements, of course.

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Photography by LONNY

A vintage-inspired sconce paired with open shelves piled with vintage bottles and dishes works perfectly with the modern black, white, and baby blue color scheme.

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Photography by MADEINPERSBO.BLOGSPOT.COM

This vintage, country kitchen opts is a minimalist dream. Hang your old strainers above the sink for easy decor and convenience.

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Photography by REMODELISTA.COM

This white-washed shelf decor has our vote for the coolest countryside kitchen. The hanging horn (vintage, of course) is just the cherry on top.

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Photography by STADSHEM VIA MY SCANDINAVIAN HOME

Think about the small stuff, like hanging a vintage clock above the doorway to your kitchen. Paying attention to details like this can easily make your home feel more personal and full of life.

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Photography by DEVOL

Again, a small clock over the stove is a simple way to add decor without cluttering a wall.

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Photography by VIBEKEDESIGN.BLOGSPOT.DE

Pretty plates (in pink!) add a feminine vibe to this already kitschy, cute country kitchen.

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Photography by FRANCESCO LAGNESE FOR SOUTHERN LIVING

Gold accents—like these vintage gold frames—pairs well with modern fixtures in mixed or matched metals.