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How to create a vintage aesthetic bedroom look.

*This is a collaborative post, however all thoughts are my own.

I just love how people choose to show off their personality, whether that be through the clothes they choose to wear, such as aesthetic gothic ideas, or by the way in which they decorate their homes – especially bedrooms. Bedrooms should be cosy yet functional, so any furniture and décor you include should serve a purpose, whether that’s practical or aesthetic. My bedroom, for example, is filled with beautiful crystals to help manifest positive vibes. If you’re looking for a way to create a vintage inspired sanctuary in your bedroom, keep reading for some great tips on how to achieve the look, from vintage inspired radiators to dreamy vintage soft furnishings.

Vintage inspired column radiators.

If you’re a homeowner and you’re committed to the vintage theme, consider getting yourself some new radiators. These traditional column radiators are dreamy and will definitely provide character and charm to your household for years to come. Combine modern day plumbing efficiency with the vintage aesthetic and you’ve got yourself the bases for a beautiful vintage sanctuary. You can choose from a range of heights, sizes, and finishings to ensure that the radiator is the right fit for your room. 

Metal bed frames ooze vintage vibes.

Whilst we’re on the topic of practical items that will give your bedroom a vintage feel, brass and iron bed frames look beautiful, especially if you dress them up with the faux flowers or battery operated fairy lights. To create a vintage inspired room, you don’t necessarily need to have old furniture. There are lots of metal bed frames available on the market from furniture stores such as IKEA, but you can also scan the secondhand marketplaces like Facebook Market to see if anyone local is selling one.

Vintage styled textures and patterns.

Finding fabrics that fit in with the vintage aesthetic is relatively easy and affordable too. There are so many options to choose from in terms of patterns and colours depending on which vintage theme you’re going for. My personal favourite vintage aesthetic is cottagecore, so pastel colours and florals when it comes to bedding and soft furnishings – I find this contrasts nicely with the metal bed frame too. Don’t forget that in your bedroom, your bed is the main subject.

Your choice of bedding plays a big role in your room’s overall aesthetic; therefore, choosing the right bedsheets is essential. Add a flair of vintage style to your bedroom by using luxury sheets, such as these 25 momme silk sheets. Silk sheets bring together both the vibes of vintage style, and the modern-day comforts of luxury comfort.

Find old furniture and upcycle it.

It’s true when they say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure; nothing screams vintage aesthetic like a statement piece of upcycled furniture. Whether that be a glorious dressing table, or something as simple as a night stand, with the right TLC and a lick of fresh paint, you’ll have your very own vintage inspired bedroom furniture. 

The finishing touches for vintage inspired bedrooms.

Decorating a bedroom is a little bit like accessorising an outfit, those finishing touches bring the whole theme together. I love the look of ornate photo frames hanging on the wall. I think it’s a beautiful way to display photos of family and friends in a way that still fits in with your aesthetic. These can be bought cheaply from stores such as Wilko or The Range, or you could keep an eye out for them in second hand shops, Facebook Marketplace and car boot sales. 

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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