Vintage style bedroom furniture
But in general, vintage style means decorating with furnishings, fabrics, accessories, and colors that were popular decades back—in particular, the styles of the s and s. Vintage items are those associated with nostalgia, but which are not yet antiques. You'll soon find that when it comes to vintage furnishings, paint can be your best friend. Even if a vintage piece is scuffed or stained, it's easy to give it a makeover with a bright new coat of colorful paint , as seen here in the lovely turquoise bedside dresser from Margot Austin. Mixing patterns is another vintage must, especially florals or other botanicals, birds and butterflies, or scenes of idyllic s or s life.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Decorating our *VINTAGE AESTHETIC* Bedroom @siciliaterradelsole.com
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But in general, vintage style means decorating with furnishings, fabrics, accessories, and colors that were popular decades back—in particular, the styles of the s and s. Vintage items are those associated with nostalgia, but which are not yet antiques. You'll soon find that when it comes to vintage furnishings, paint can be your best friend. Even if a vintage piece is scuffed or stained, it's easy to give it a makeover with a bright new coat of colorful paint , as seen here in the lovely turquoise bedside dresser from Margot Austin.
Mixing patterns is another vintage must, especially florals or other botanicals, birds and butterflies, or scenes of idyllic s or s life.
Your best bet are places like flea markets, secondhand stores, antique malls and shops, Craigslist, or even garage sales. Is there something you love or collect? Spotlight it in a similar fashion.
Old globes, vintage ceramic dogs or cats, glove forms, hats, dolls… whatever makes you smile when you see it. Vintage pieces are one-of-a-kind, as are you. So when it comes to decorating your bedroom, get creative. Instead, use a folding chair as a bedside table, lean an old shutter against the wall and adorn it with a vintage calendar, or set a pretty mirror on the floor.
The only rule when decorating with vintage furnishings is to use your creativity. Instead of a traditional headboard, why not use a vintage fireplace surround, as in this wonderful bedroom from Jennifer Grey Interiors?
Or fake the look with a new surround painted to look old. In fact, it can be a bit overwhelming to decorate with nothing but period pieces. Instead, mix a few vintage accessories or furniture with new items. This bedroom, for example, makes good use of a pair of lovely vintage nightstands and a pair of old suitcases given new life with a coat of bright blue paint. The bedding, however, is new, although it has a vintage feel thanks to the chenille throw blanket.
Most people will simply add a few touches of vintage decor to their bedroom, but if you really love the style, why not take it all the way? What a lovely way to create a relaxed and highly feminine retreat. So pretty. The room shown here does both beautifully by showcasing framed vintage handkerchiefs in place of a headboard, along with the wildly creative use of drums in place of traditional nightstands. A bed piled high with vintage throw pillows looks so cozy and welcoming.
Look for vintage pillows on Etsy or Ebay. Case in point, the bedroom shown here. That funky headboard? The pretty jewelry display on the wall? If you're lucky enough to find or inherit a gorgeous vintage piece of furniture, such as the bed shown here, display it to its best advantage with a simple color scheme and a wallpapered accent wall that adds more vintage style to the room.
Wondering how to decorate that tiny attic bedroom? Furnish it with vintage finds, cover the walls with cheery wallpaper that has a vintage feel, top the bed with vintage-inspired bedding, and voila! An airy, cute and welcoming space. Note the repurposed stepladder used as an end table. It's hard to match the charm of genuine vintage bedding.
You can sometimes find textile treasures at thrift stores or antique shops, or online through Etsy or Ebay. Keep in mind, however, that vintage fabric is delicate, so you'll need to take extra care with decades-old bedding.
Decorating in vintage style doesn't mean you can't get colorful. Case in point: this cheerful bedroom makes happy use of mostly primary hues for a wonderfully upbeat look. When you choose vintage furniture designed in a glamorous style, such as Hollywood Regency, your bedroom takes on a sophisticated, expensive and movie-star-from-thes elegance. By choosing a soft color scheme and adding interest with just one or two slightly brighter accent colors, you'll create a tranquil feel in your vintage bedroom.
Stick with a quiet palette of mossy green and soft tan, and the room takes on a tranquil, gender-neutral vibe that would please just about any man—or any woman, for that matter. Because decorating with vintage finds means furnishings are often a bit ragged, mismatched, or in need of a bit of love, the style lends itself particularly well to DIY projects, such as the wall covered with old shutters shown here.
Let your imagination run wild! Tropical and Hawaiian motifs were a popular look in the s. The vintage style works well with many other decorating themes, including rustic. In this lovely bedroom from Marianne Songbird , a rustic wooden headboard takes on a tinge of sweetness when strung with fairy lights and matched with vintage bedding. Using just a few vintage pieces in a room is a great way to add character without going overboard.
In this coastal-influenced bedroom from designer Phoebe Howard , a vintage wooden bed and rug help create a soothing vibe. Every bedroom deserves a comfortable sitting area, even if it is only a chair tucked in the corner. But this lovely vintage sitting spot from designer Emily Henderson does it right. Even in an overall contemporary setting, a vintage chair is an excellent choice.
Think industrial , minimalist, or highly contemporary are your only choices when decorating a converted loft, or a rugged space with exposed brick walls? Then take a look at the lovely vintage bedroom shown here. Vintage style is a great way to soften a space that might otherwise be cold and uncomfortable. Decorating With Vintage Finds.
Here are some tips and ideas for decorating bedrooms with vintage finds. Continue to 2 of 25 below. Paint Your Vintage Finds. Continue to 3 of 25 below. Color and Pattern in Vintage Decor. Continue to 4 of 25 below. Finding Vintage Items. Continue to 5 of 25 below. Add Something Unexpected. Continue to 6 of 25 below. Get Creative. Continue to 7 of 25 below.
Creative Repurposing. Continue to 8 of 25 below. Mix Old and New Furnishings. Continue to 9 of 25 below. Continue to 10 of 25 below. Repurpose Furniture. Continue to 11 of 25 below. Toss on Some Vintage Throw Pillows. Continue to 12 of 25 below. Go Ahead and DIY. Continue to 13 of 25 below. Show off a Vintage Treasure. Continue to 14 of 25 below.
Using Vintage Finds in a Small Bedroom. Continue to 15 of 25 below. Using Vintage Bedding. Continue to 16 of 25 below. Using Bright Color. Continue to 17 of 25 below. Vintage Meets Glamor. Continue to 18 of 25 below. Strive for Sweet Serenity.
Continue to 19 of 25 below. Not Only for Women. Continue to 20 of 25 below. DIY Wall Treatments. Continue to 21 of 25 below. Vintage Tropical Touches. Continue to 22 of 25 below. Introduce Vintage to Rustic Style. Continue to 23 of 25 below. Vintage Style, Coastal Version.
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Vintage Bedroom Furniture
Tips and Ideas for Decorating a Bedroom in Vintage Style