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    How To Create The Vintage Bedroom Of Your Dreams

    How To Create A Vintage Bedroom


    Do you love vintage style and interior design as much as I do? If so, you might be thinking about creating a bedroom design that has a vintage feel. This can be a wonderful choice, allowing you to make your bedroom feel comfortable and cozy as well as quaint. So, how do you create this type of aesthetic in your bedroom? *This post contains affiliate links.

    Stunning Rosabelle Bedding by Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Bedding Vintage Bedroom

    Source: Rachel Ashwell Rosebelle Bedding


    Start With The Bed…Obviously

    The bed is without a doubt the most important feature in your bedroom and not just for the purposes of sleeping. It can be a beautiful focal point or even a family heirloom.  It will most likely take up the largest amount of space in your room, and regardless of what else you put in your bedroom, the bed will be the main piece of furniture.  Therefore be sure to plan accordingly and measure when designing a vintage bedroom. Luckily, there are lots of great vintage style bed choices from a farmhouse or Victorian style metal frame bed, to a bed with a beautiful headboard with a vintage cushion design or a retro shape.

    Vintage farmhouse style bed

    Farmhouse Style Vintage Style Metal Bed

    tufted head linen headboard

    Tufted Wingback Bed


    Today people are getting very creative with beds and coming up with unique headboards using salvaged objects. This photo is from our shabby chic, vintage cottage bedroom at our previous home, where my husband and I repurposed an old vintage door as a headboard. We changed styles a bit when we moved but I loved that vintage attic-turned- bedroom!

    Vintage Chenille Bedspread

    Romantic Shabby Chic Bedroom Vintage Bedroom Ideas

    One of the most important things to remember when selecting a vintage bed is that the mattress can be as modern as you like as long as it fits (some antique beds are an odd size, so be sure to check before snatching up a great “find” while you are out junkin’ that you may not be able to find a mattress to fit.)


    One of many  mattress tips to use when styling a vintage bedroom is to start with vintage style sheets in your color scheme. Although I am a blancophile, soft pastels and florals are great for a vintage bedroom too. Bedding is the main way to pull a vintage bedroom together to fit in with the overall design. Of course layering beautiful vintage style pillows or hanging soft sheers will help create the vintage bedroom you have been dreaming of.

    Rachel Ashweell Bedding Royal Bouquet

    Source: Rachel Ashwell Royal Bouquet Bedding


    Rachel Ashwell Soho bed

    Source: Rachel Ashwell Soho Bed Vintage Linens

    Display Vintage  Jewelry 

    Displaying vintage jewelry is an easy way to create a vintage look in the bedroom. It gives you the chance to enjoy some antique or retro jewelry from different generations and decades that you have collected over the years instead of keeping them stored away.

    You can display your hoards collections in pretty vintage vignettes on top of the dresser.

    How to create a vintage bedroom of your dreams vintage jewelry collection shabby chic


    Here I displayed a collection of vintage pearls on a shabby chic candleabra and an old dress form to create a very shabby chic and romantic cottage look in our bedroom.

    Brocante Bedroom ideas blanc French bedroom Vintage bedroom ideas

    There are also many handmade and vintage style jewelry organizers that will add vintage charm to your bedroom. If you like boho chic or retro vintage style, here is a beautiful example:

    Handmade jewelry organizer

    If you have shiplap, paneling or brick, you can simply add hooks to hang the jewelry on. You can find hooks like the ones below from stores such as Not On The High Street. You can even try to get hooks that are varied to add a little more character to the room.

    Vintage Style Bedroom ideas


    Flower Power

    Floral patterns are totally vintage and will look fabulous in your new bedroom. You might consider adding some wallpaper with floral patterns or even a couple of rugs to the floor.

    Gorgeous pink floral area rug pink bedrooms decorating with pink


    Alternatively, you could always buy a couple of duvet covers, dressing up your bed just a little more and hiding the only thing that isn’t vintage in the room – the mattress.

    Gorgeous Floral Bedding Blue duvet cover bedspread

    Vintage Style Blue Floral Duvet Set

    Accessories And Styling

    Adding vintage mirrors, antique pictures and other types of unique vintage wall art can help create a vintage look and feel in the bedroom.

    Gorgeous vintage style Peace Wall hanging by Rachel Ashwell

    Source: Rachel Ashwell Peace Banner


    Vintage Upcycled Containers For Plants

    You can also think outside the box and add some plants or flowers by doing some upcycling to a container of some kind.  Adding plants to the top of a corner dresser or set of drawers can make it a beautiful focus point of your room. When you’re choosing a pot, remember that it can be anything from an old paint can, to a worn down boot, to vintage tea cups depending on your own personal vintage junk style. If placed correctly, they will make a beautiful, unique bedroom accessory and look absolutely vintage!


    Source: Your Home Based Mom

    I hope you have fun designing your own vintage bedroom! The possibilities are endless, just get out and go junkin’ for some great vintage finds to get you started. There is also a wealth of information and inspiration online such as this awesome example in the twitter post below.

    Vintage and classic ideas to help achieve your dream bedroom. #interiordesign #bedroom

    — Kari Govan Group (@GovanGroup) January 5, 2018


    This summer we hope to get started on my our bedroom makeover. We are still collecting ideas (and vintage junk) and planning exactly what we want to do. Of course I will be sharing the whole before and after process here on the blog. I have been spending my time on Pinterest, another great source of inspiration. If you love all white bedrooms vintage style bedrooms, you might enjoy my Dreaming In White And White Pinterest board too.

    Thanks for visiting today, and may you have sweet dreams planning your vintage style bedroom!


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    Junkin' Finds, Vintage Style

    Charming Vintage Recipe Cards

    Collecting and decorating with vintage recipe cards

    We finally got our first real snow day here!  I really loved sitting in the breakfast nook “taking tea” and enjoying the snowy pines out the window. It was the perfect day to stay inside and finish up packing away all the Christmas decorations and to do some winter styling in the kitchen.

    Beautiful farmhouse kitchen on a snowy day

    One of my favorite yard sale finds is a collection of charming vintage recipe cards. Over the years I have used them time and time again in seasonal vignettes. As I was styling this winter  vignette on top of my old retro cabinet filled with Rae Dunn Pottery, I got the idea to do a little post all about my vintage recipe cards. *This post contains affiliate links.
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    Bits Of Vintage: Beautiful Decorative Accents For A Winter Home Refresh

    Beautiful Vintage Style Decorative Accents Vintage Home Decor Found Objects

    Hello friends! I hope you are having a great week! Today I am excited to be sharing one of my favorite home decor shops, Bits Of Vintage! After the holidays I have decided that there seriously needs to be a “Winter Home Decor Refresh” around here! Although I am primarily a vintage decorator, I always try to incorporate a few stylish new decor accent pieces to keep my style from looking “dated.” Even though I junk hard to use mostly vintage and antique finds, in the winter it can be more difficult to get out and go junkin’, and there can be some “slim pickin’s” this time of year. That is why I am so thrilled to have discovered Bits Of Vintage, and I am proud to be partnering with them too! *This post contains affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy for details.

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    Let’s Dish It Out #1: Adams English Ironstone Empress

    Do you love collecting, learning, sharing, pinning and talking about all kinds of vintage dishes and china? Then “Let’s Dish It Out!” Grab your favorite cup of coffee or tea and come on over for a weekly coffee social or (tea party if you prefer!)  This isn’t a linky party, so you don’t need a blog to participate. Instead it is just a simple way to connect with others who are passionate about vintage dishes and have the “dish gene!” I will share a new post about vintage dishes and you can join in the fun any time! Simply leave your thoughts in the comment section about the post I have shared, or share a link to your own blog, Instagram photo, Etsy shop if you sell dishes, or any other blog or website with great dishes! For even more fun, join my “Let’s Dish It Out” Pinterest GROUP BOARD and pin away! I will be blogging about my own collections or featuring another collector’s dishes, or maybe even an informational post about a certain line of vintage dishes. For a special treat I will be having a monthly guest blogger to dish it out right here at Follow The Yellow Brick Home! If you would like to be a guest blogger or have a fantastic dish collection to share, be sure to comment!

    Any style of vintage or antique dishes from every era are welcome for discussion! I collect all kinds of dishes, but ironstone is definitely my favorite so there will be plenty of ironstone showing up in this series. Each Wednesday I participate in the fabulous #ironstonewednesdays hashtag party on Instagram, so I figured why not just turn what I am sharing or inspired by into a post here? For today’s post I will be dishing out my Adams English Ironstone Empress collection! Read more

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    Easy Easter Vignettes Using Vintage Easter Postcards

    Vintage Easter postcards are so beautiful, wouldn’t you agree? I have been collecting old cards for many years but there’s just something about vintage Easter postcards that I love the most. The images of vibrant spring colors, sweet flowers, fluffy bunnies, tiny chicks, little birds, festive eggs and religious sentiments make the postcards perfect inspiration for creating festive Easter vignettes around the home.

    Easy Easter Vignettes Using Vintage Easter Postcards

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    10 Beautiful Easter And Spring Chalkboard Ideas

    Spring has sprung and it is time to change up my chalkboard! I know we have been seeing chalkboards for a while now in home decor, but I am still crazy about them! When they became “all the rage” a few years ago I fell in love with using them as decorative accents, but I figured their popularity would be short lived. Instead, creative decorators and crafters are continuing to come up with new designs for chalkboards using drawings and gorgeous hand lettering techniques. Old furniture pieces, windows, mirrors, and all sorts of fun junk can be transformed into beautiful works of art with the simple addition of some chalkboard paint.

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    How To Create Vintage Vignettes Using GREEN!

    Top O’ the Friday mornin’ to ya! It’s Saint Patrick’s Day and time for the “Wearin’ O’ The Green!” On my blog it’s the “Sharin’ O’ The Green!” I love my Celtic heritage and I enjoy creating vintage vignettes using green for the holiday and spring. Since Easter falls in April this year I have had a chance to add a few little St. Patrick’s day touches around the house before going full out with spring and Easter decor. I used to buy a lot of fun commercial decorations when my boys were younger and made leprechaun traps, but now I just use what I have around the house to add some festive green touches. There are many creative ways to create vintage vignettes using green without spending a lot of money. I have discovered that many of my blogger and Instagram friends also decorate by using what they have, and today I’ll be sharing some of their photos along with some of my own to give you some ideas. Take a look!


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