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Our Top Vintage Bedroom Ideas: Your Guide to Antique Bedroom Decor

Posted on August 21, 2019 by Judy Rom

Antique bedroom decor

It’s so rewarding to furnish a bedroom with antique bedroom decor. Vintage and antique elements combine to create a bedroom that's stylish, comfortable and uniquely yours. Not sure where to begin? Our top vintage antique bedroom decor ideas will help you put together your own gorgeous, vintage bedroom.

Find an Initial Burst of Inspiration

The first step to creating exceptional antique bedroom decor is discovering your initial inspiration. This could be an antique piece that you’d like to highlight, a color scheme that you love, or a period profile you want to focus on. It’s easier to decorate around larger furniture pieces, so if you find a beautiful bed frame or wardrobe, let these pieces shine to guide your overall vision. 

Antique Bedroom Decor

Image: Better Homes & Gardens

Soft White Palette

If you're wondering what color palette to choose, go with a creamy white vintage bedroom palette. This soft white palette will invite tranquility and calm into your bedroom and gives you a great base if you want to incorporate color later on.

Vintage Bedroom

Image: Liz Marie Blog

Mix Old with New

One of our top tips for decorating with antique furniture is mixing old with new. This decor layering technique gives your space depth and texture. For instance: unexpected pairings such as antique furniture highlighted with modern art, or contemporary bed frames juxtaposed with a vintage rug.

Antique bedroom decor

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Include Upcycled Elements

We find that including repurposed and upcycled elements are a surefire way to make a charming vintage bedroom. Think outside the box; window shutters can become a creative headboard, vintage skis can be hung as wall decor, and suitcases can be stacked as side tables. When it comes to upcycling, we find that there are two ways to begin. Either you have a piece that you’d like to feature, such as antique skis, or you have an item that you’d like to source, such as a bedside table. If you come across an antique piece that you love, consider how it could be creatively repurposed and reused. Not sure where to begin? Browse our collection of custom-designed and repurposed antiques.

Antique Bedroom Decor

Source: House on Winchester

Accessorize to Add Glamor

The final step to creating a standout vintage bedroom is all in the details. Antique lighting and accessories elevate your vintage bedroom decor to the next level. There’s nothing more glamorous than chandeliers, and gilded, oversized mirrors. We especially love this look when combined with a soft white color palette.

Antique Bedroom Decor

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