How to Create a Vintage Bedroom

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Escape all the stress of modern day life and escape to a beautiful vintage bedroom that oozes with retro appeal. Charming and fabulously feminine, a bedroom with a vintage twist is easy and surprisingly inexpensive to create.

Make light work of recreating a traditional retro room with homemade extras, delicate accessories and classic colour schemes that will give any bedroom a personal touch.

Try some DIY

Vintage isn’t about being bang on trend or having the latest technology, so why not make some of your accessories and soft furnishings with your own fair hand?

Try out a lace blind, hanging a single lace panel over your window isn’t just an effective way of achieving that sort-after vintage look, it’s also very simple! Taking on the project of doing it yourself can make the process of redecorating that bit more fun, with greater satisfaction at the end!

Warming colours

Create a relaxing retreat with a warming colour scheme of caramel and vanilla to cosy up the mood! Leave some space for display with a shelving area around the bed to showcase all your favourite trinkets and tie the room together.

To really make this style effective, layer up your bed with lots of cosy knits, furs and pillows! Remember to always use quality fabrics for interior use to give your bedroom that professional finish.

Don’t forget about your floorboards

For a quick, cheap start to a shabby chic decorating scheme paint your floorboards. Don’t worry about going at it yourself and creating scuffs, this will add perfectly to the worn, vintage feel. Complete the look with a faded, pattern rug in a soft, neutral tone.

Busy patterns

There are no style rules when it comes to the vintage look, so create a riot with floral print duvets, retro wallpapers, crocheted blankets and messy photo frames. Stick to a soft colour schemes to let all the patterns merge and mingle together, rather than create a colossal clash.

Work in a mannequin

An antique clothes mannequin will add a certain je ne sais quoi to your bedroom, however bashed or frayed. It’s a classic piece that will easily blend in with any colour scheme!

It’s not just there to add a pretty vintage touch though, there’s also a practicality element as it can be draped with strings of pretty vintage jewels and gems, or even your favourite antique shrug.

Dress the room up

A dressing table is a key piece of furniture for creating a vintage bedroom, whether you choose to go for a grand Victorian design carved from wood or a more 1950s old school kitsch is up to you!

Dress up your dressing table with photo frames and knick-knacks, make sure to fill every nook and cranny to add that all important dash of old-fashioned glamour.

So now we’ve showed you how to add a vintage twist to your basic bedroom, it’s time to get out that old lace curtain and flower print bedding you’ve been waiting to use!

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