Decorating with Vintage Photography

Time Several Hours

Budget $ $$$

Skill Level

WORDS BY The Havenly Team

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Published on July 17, 2015

The artwork you place on your walls is a supremely personal thing—it makes a statement about your tastes, tells a story about your past, or serves to pull together the decor in a room.

The great thing is—you no longer need to spend a lot of money to have beautiful pieces on your walls. There are numerous online retailers that are making high-quality art affordable for young professionals. You can find personalized prints on Etsy, or pick up a limited edition print from 20×200. There are affordable framing companies, like Simply Framed, that make framing your artwork easy. As we’re in the business of making interior design cost-affordable, these are concepts we can get behind.

Some people love paintings, others frame their instagrams, others still love a fun, letterpress print with their favorite quote. Me? I love vintage photography—it goes with my Bohemian, glam style aesthetic and it’s just a little bit quirky.

Lately, I’ve been enamored by the recent release of Slim Aarons photographs from Getty Images. As an American photographer, Aarons began his career as a war photographer and then spent his time snapping pictures of the rich, fabulous, and famous folks of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ’80s, with his pictures being featured in in a number of notable publications such as Life and Town & Country. 

His photographs of Palm Beach cocktail parties, Hollywood Boulevards, and European villas are perfect above a bar cart—and certainly make you want to shake a cocktail, or hop on a plane to your favorite beach resort–it is Friday, after all!

Want to hang one on your walls? Our friends over at Getty Images have offered 25% off for Havenly readers with the code “HAVENLY25”.

How do you decorate your walls? Tell us in the comments or tweet at us with the hashtag #getdecorated.

Happy decorating,

Cori Sue