Technology and civilization, the two sides of the same coin, are expanding and developing at a dizzying pace. While it’s really useful and exciting to live in such times, not to mention how the technological advancement improve our quality of life, people have come to yearn for simpler times. This is how the vintage trend came into prominence and these are some nifty tips for decorating a vintage bedroom.
If you want to decorate your bedroom with vintage appeal, you really need to do your research. A few wrong choices can turn your bedroom into a tasteless mess, so start up your computer and begin your bedroom refurbishing with a few sold browsing sessions. Keep looking for inspiration and amass as many visual references as you can until something ignites your creative spark, and from then on just let your instincts take over.
Enter the flea market
Refurbishing your bedroom with the intention of turning it into a period piece is hardly a cheap matter. In order to avoid spending a small fortune on items from antique shops, head down to the Sydney flea market when the first weekend comes around.
Look for bulky and spent pieces of furniture and remember – the more worn-out and damaged it looks, the better the bargain you’ll be able to strike. With a few nails, a hammer and a new coat of paint, every dusty old cupboard can be turned into something truly special. This is why it is important to settle on the prevalent color scheme of your vintage bedroom – it’s all about consistency in order to achieve the ultimate visual appeal.
Keep the colors soft
As you browse digital and physical shops for vintage items, you will notice a very specific trend when it comes to antique-inflected interiors. The color palette is kept soft. Textures are usually blends of gentle colors, mostly pastels, with a palpable eye-resting quality.
You’ll hardly ever see vintage rooms that are set up in bold and extreme contrasts. The reason for this is quite simple – vintage items and surfaces are mostly very textured and detailed, and using too much color in such instances can easily veer into kitsch.
Don’t forget about functionality
Textured furniture, old French vanity desks, and baroque wallpapers are all fine and dandy, but you should never lose sight of functionality as you’re redecorating. Before you slap the new wallpaper onto your wall, use this opportunity to revise and address some lighting issues and call a reliable Sydney electrician who will do a required overhaul quickly and efficiently.
Maybe you’ll want to add a few new fixtures that will mesh well with the overall vintage aesthetics or maybe you’ll even go as far as to install an ornate chandelier. In a room overcome with details, you need as many light sources as possible. Also, be prepared to kill your darlings – if space is getting all cramped with vintage items, you have to prioritize the ones that have a function, no matter how vivid or interesting the decorative ones look.
Think about the details
Sometimes, details that don’t take up too much space are exactly what you need to give your room that oomph. On the one hand, you can start creating your own easy to make DIY vintage decorations. On the other hand, you can simply go out and purchase an antique wooden ceiling fan or reasonably priced carpets with rustic quality and worn-out texture – these items practically don’t take up any space, yet they do so much for the old-fashioned mise-en-scène.
Charming, warm and utterly adorable – vintage style is the perfect way to adorn your bedroom and give it texture. Just do your best to avoid stuffing your bedroom with too many things, because vintage furniture tends to add an element of gaudiness anyways. If you play your cards right, you’ll end up with a picture-perfect vintage bedroom that’s easy on the eye, comfortable and welcoming.
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About the author: Diana Smith is a full-time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to home decor and latest DIY projects. In her free time, she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.