Get out and about
Finding unique pieces of furniture is one easy way to create a vintage look in your bedroom, but you’ll need to head away from the high-street and look a bit further afield to really grab the best bargains.
Visit antique fairs, charity shops and car boot sales, and trawl eBay and Gumtree to uncover gems from the past.
Remember, they don’t need to be in great condition – a few scratches and scuffs add to the vintage charm, and a bit of sanding and painting can work wonders.
An old dressing table or distressed wardrobe can be a real statement piece for the room, and a great place to start with your decorating.
Get your hands dirty
One of the great things about putting together a vintage bedroom is that you can make things look exactly how you want them – which is why simply being creative is one of our top bedroom decorating ideas.
Keep an open mind, and try to see the potential in old items that at first glance might look like nothing.
For example, an old chest of drawers that would otherwise be thrown out can be sanded down, painted and given new, unique handles, and can then take pride of place in your new-look bedroom.
Shabby-chic storage solutions
Shelves aren’t the only way to showcase your items. One of our favourite bedroom decorating ideas is mounting wooden crates onto walls as an easy yet impressive alternative. Or try using wooden ladders to display your books or bedding for heaps of added character.
If shelves are still your preferred option, try using reclaimed wood or steel to add to the vintage feel of the room.
Similarly, you don’t have to be boring with your storage. Why not make your clothes part of the décor by displaying them on rails rather than hiding them in the wardrobe? It also makes deciding what to wear on a morning that little bit easier!
Go back to basics
Rather than spending money on a new carpet, see whether you can strip the floorboards to create a bold vintage look.
If they aren’t in great condition, painting them white or grey will cover up any imperfections but still maintain that vintage style.
To keep things cosy, grab a large faded rug – which will also add a bit of colour to the room.
Prints and fabrics
What you put on your wall can really enhance your vintage look. There are thousands of vintage posters to choose from depending on what era or style you want to go for – how about these old London Underground prints?
Bedding is also important – comfort should be the main priority, but getting the right fabric can also play a big part in the overall look and feel of the room.
Vintage bedroom decorating ideas – now it’s up to you!
Creating a vintage look doesn’t have to be difficult. By following some of our top bedroom decorating ideas, you can transform your room into a beautiful boudoir in no time.
Loved these interior design tips? Stay tuned for more in the coming months!