Best Ideas for Decorating a Bedroom in Vintage Style

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Bedroom trends come and go, but a vintage style will be ever-present. There’s something magical in having your grandma’s quilt over your bed and making that old-fashioned chest a part of your bedroom décor. Mix nostalgic and traditional to create a unique antique vibe in your bedroom. With a few floral details and your grandma’s hand-me-downs, you can make your bedroom breathe elegance and style, featuring all the lovely retro vibes you’re craving.

Introduce antique elements

Do you like to read and collect books? If you have a stack or two of books lying around, consider displaying them in your bedroom. Place a vintage-style wooden shelf behind your bed to serve as a gorgeous DIY headboard. Neatly assemble the books and create a lovely focal point in your retro bedroom. Antique mirrors will be a good addition as well. Whether you decide to hang a brass or gold-framed mirror on the wall or put a free-standing one in the corner of the room, it will fit seamlessly into the décor. Consider introducing old paintings to your bedroom and have them exhibited on your bedroom walls.

A chest as a footboard

Old wooden crates are the epitome of retro vibes. Whether you like to keep your memorabilia and family heirlooms in them or have them as a coffee table, they will look flawless in your interior. Furthermore, wooden chests will look fabulous at the foot of the bed. Turn them into an extension of your bed and make the room radiate old vibes. Look for old trunks at flea markets and thrift stores if you don’t already own one. Aside from a trunk, a wooden bench can also look great in your vintage bedroom while also offering practical functions.

Throw over vintage-style covers

Making your bedroom cozy is the prerequisite to it being the place of peace and relaxation. With premium-quality duvet coversyou’ll add just enough coziness to keep you comfortable during afternoon naps and to make you warm enough during the night. Dress your duvet cover in sheets with floral patterns and start setting up a true vintage-style vibe in your bedroom. If you have a quilt that’s not in such a good condition to serve its original purpose, you can hang it on a wall to bring more color and pattern to the room.

Use old-style fabrics and patterns

You remember embroidery, don’t you? Those whimsical details are exactly what you need in your arsenal of décor pieces to make your bedroom look ever so vintage. From throw pillows to quilts and table cloths, you can incorporate embroidery into your bedroom in various creative ways. Embroidery would be passed on from mother to daughter, so you likely have a few pieces lying around in an old crate. If not, you can always visit an antique store and purchase them. Alternatively, if your mum or grandma are crafty with embroidery, maybe they can make some for you. Fake animal skin was insanely popular back in the day, so you can create some drama with leather covers or rugs. Leopard prints are the next best choice after florals, so keep those in mind for your next fabric option.

Lighting fixtures from the past

Lighting fixtures can make or break your décor. That’s why you need to choose your lamps and chandeliers carefully. To create a unique vintage vibe in your bedroom, go for brass or gold fixtures that look slightly worn out. Add more of that vintage charm with antique lamps on the nightstands and retro scones on the walls.

When you don’t know how to bring innovation into your bedroom, go back in time with vintage style. It’s one of those styles that you can never go wrong with. All you need to do is pick up a few of the old items that you’ve inherited from your ancestors, and you’ll be good to go. With so many antique shops around the corner, you’ll find the missing pieces to complete your vintage collection and make your bedroom look like it came straight out of the 1950s.  Check out the ideas that we’ve mentioned, and have them inspire you to decorate your bedroom in the most creative vintage vibe ever.

About The Author: Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in home décor and latest DIY projects. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.
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