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    How To Add Vintage Style To Your Home

    Hello everyone! As promised I am working on bringing my readers more posts on vintage decorating style. Vintage decor is more popular than ever, and it can be incorporated into your home in so many easy ways. Even if your house is modern, vintage elements can still be worked in to add some cozy charm. Vintage decor and collectibles are great for making your house have a unique feel, and for giving it lots of character. Many vintage items evoke the countryside, and the farmhouse or cottage look, which so many people love. There is just something so homey and welcoming when we are surrounded by the timeworn items of yesteryear. *This post contains affiliate links.

    Vintage-style living room | Traditional living room ideas - 10 of the best | Living room | PHOTO GALLERY | Ideal Home | Housetohome.co.uk

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    Thursday Favorite Things: Winter Decorating Ideas

    Winter Decor Ideas Ironstone Winter tablescape

    Hello and welcome back to another week of Thursday Favorite Things! I am so happy you are here! I am blessed to be joining Katherine at Katherine’s Corner and a wonderful group of bloggers as a co-hostess for this fantastic weekly blog party. If you are looking to grow your blog, make new friends, and be inspired each week, this is the place to be. If you would like a chance to be featured, please leave me a comment with the number of your link up. I am looking forward to seeing what you have to share this week!

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    Trending: 1960’s Decor- How To Design A Fab 1960’s Home Office

    Vintage Decor 1960's Decor Home Office

     

    Recently I was going through my blog and thinking of new ideas for exciting posts for 2018, and I noticed that I didn’t have very many posts in my Vintage Style category last year. Because vintage decor is my forte, I decided to really concentrate on bringing my readers more posts pertaining to vintage style, and also expanding the category to include posts on vintage decor from eras that I may not personally use in my home, but appreciate for the historic value. This year I have challenged myself as a decorator to begin to broaden my decor horizons to include other types of popular styles such as Hygge and modern Boho Chic which is all the rage. *This post contains affiliate links.

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    While embracing trendy modern design may sound contradictory coming from someone who is vintage fanatic, many modern styles essentially are based on mid-century, 1960’s “Mod” or 1970’s Boho (Bohemian style) decor, and those styles often reflect earlier time periods as well. Even those of us who prefer shabby chic and French Country styles can incorporate some 1960’s junkin’ finds which can translate into a modern boho chic look for an updated vintage style.

    Source: Better Homes And Gardens

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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

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    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.)

    Textiles

    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!

    Succulent

    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 https://t.co/deAS0GI5Gb pic.twitter.com/ZmYAtMQhnr

    — 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!

    Amber

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