There’s just something about that classic ‘shabby chic’ look makes it the perfect fit for many people’s bedrooms. Not only are clean pastels the main affair, but it adds a touch of romance to your home where you need it most. A popular choice for ladies of all ages who want to add a countryside feel to their interiors, revamping your room to achieve the vintage look is a lot easier than you might think. Here are some great inspiration ideas for your cosy new space…
The main affair
First of all, the key to any vintage chic bedroom is a beautiful rustic bed frame, so visit vintage fairs, auctions and salvage yards for the perfect antique-looking frame, or go budget and check out your local homeware store for alternatives to will be perfect for your mattress. If you’re looking to decorate a twin room, a popular idea is to purchase single vintage bed frames and kit them out with comfortable and practical zip and link mattresses so that the beds can be pushed together as a double when expecting visitors with minimal effort.
Go crazy with the florals
Floral fabrics and distressed furniture go hand-in-hand with this vintage theme, so splash out on some fresh new bedding and matching curtains in your favourite muted patterns, or re-upholster an old armchair in floral fabric to bring it back to life. If you’re looking to introduce florals but don’t want to go too full-on, you could also keep things simple with vintage style material clothes hangers or floral doorknobs and dressing table fixtures.
Dial it down with pastels
Although keeping a white colour scheme is central to the shabby chic theme, don’t be afraid to introduce some colour to the room with complimentary muted tones like pale blues and dusky pinks. Not only are they calming colours that accentuate the cosiness of the space, but they’ll contribute to the overall look if you look for subtle patterns and details to add a pop of colour where needed.
Add a unique touch
The styling of your vintage bedroom is all about the little details you introduce, and nothing will feel more special than a DIY project that you will add that personal touch that’s unique to just your bedroom. A new project doesn’t have to cost the Earth to work on either, so get your craft gloves on and distress an old bedside table with vinegar to give it that old-fashioned feel, or put together some shabby photo frames from old leftover ceiling mouldings to arrange in a cluster for a feature wall.
Add some accessories
Of course no girly bedroom is complete without trinkets, so arrange some vintage perfume bottles on the dressing table or white wire accessories to really add the final touches. The inclusion of a shabby chic birdcage filled with a string of fairy lights that adds a soft glow to the room is always a nice touch too for bedtime reading – it’s all in the details!