3 tips for getting that vintage look in your bedroom

Chic, quirky and super cute, vintage decor is an interior design trend that never seems to fall out of favour. If you’re keen to achieve this look in your bedroom, keep reading. Here are three tips on how you can expertly turn your room into a cosy, vintage boudoir.

3 tips for getting that vintage look in your bedroom1. Stick with fitting furniture
It’s no secret that furniture plays a vital role in the bedroom, and if you’re keen to transform your boudoir into a stylish vintage haven, you could focus your attention on your furnishings. If your current furnishings are lacking the retro vibe, you could replace a piece or two with something more fitting. A good place to start is your bed. If your existing sleep setup doesn’t quite match your new theme, you could swap it for a more sophisticated model with typical vintage features, such as a curved, carved headboard and intricate detailing. To help your search, you could turn to the internet for help. For example, you could peruse French style furniture by crownfrenchfurniture.co.uk and other online furnishings specalists, or you could use social photo sharing platforms like Pinterest to get inspiration.

2. Go for a muted colour scheme
There’s no denying that the vintage look follows a certain colour palette. To truly nail this popular design trend in your bedroom, it pays to stick to the appropriate shades. Retro-decorated spaces often have a fresh, light look and feel, so you may want to keep to a muted colour scheme. From duck egg blue, to pale mint, to dusky pink, pastels are a great place to start when you’re picking your hues, and shades such as white, cream and vanilla are ideal if you’re looking for a base colour. Whether you’re picking out paint, choosing wallpaper or buying accessories for your room, be sure to keep your palette in mind.

3. Pick out suitable patterns
To perfect the vintage look, picking out pretty patterns is a must. From flirty florals, to cute checks, to petite polka dots, there are a whole host of superbly chic swatches you can use throughout your boudoir. For example, you could cover your bed with a ditsy patchwork duvet cover or dress your windows with a pair of flowery drapes. The good news is, there are no set rules when it comes to fine-tuning your vintage vibe. You can get away with mixing and matching patterns as you wish, so don’t hold back.

As long as you keep tips like these in mind, you shouldn’t struggle to achieve the vintage look in your bedroom.

Are you a fan of the vintage boudoir look?
Or do you prefer something a little more modern? Let me know in the comments below!

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7 Comments

  1. 09/10/2016 / 11:11 pm

    I lvoe the vintage look. I am all about the olden days in the look of a room.

  2. Angela
    11/10/2016 / 12:00 am

    I’m a fan of mixing vintage and modern. I like the neutral color pallet and a touch of feminine for the bedroom.

  3. 11/10/2016 / 2:43 am

    I love the vintage look in the bedroom. It reminds me of my great grandmothers bedroom where I used to play with her costume jewelry. She always had soft pink light bulbs!

  4. 11/10/2016 / 4:00 am

    There is something so unfussy and timeless about the vintage look. I totally love it!

  5. 11/10/2016 / 4:39 am

    I like to keep the colors soft and muted in a bedroom, it seems to aide in the feeling of relaxation.

  6. TColeman
    11/10/2016 / 11:19 pm

    I have always wanted this look in my bedroom. Thanks so much for the tips to make it a reality. Muted color scheme it is.

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