How To Create a Vintage Style Bedroom: 5 Key Items

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I have always loved vintage style decor. When I think of the word ‘Vintage’ I imagine soft colours, romantic floral designs, embroidery, lace, and distressed furniture and frames. I recently moved house and so had the perfect opportunity to decorate the rooms exactly how I wanted. We’re currently working on the living room but our bedroom and Lizzy’s room are completed and I’m so pleased with the results. Next time I’ll share a room tour of Lizzy’s bedroom, but today I wanted to write a post about how to create a vintage style bedroom.

I think if you have quite plain furniture and a neutral or light colour scheme you can easily and affordably create a lovey vintage theme, with only five key items. The more of some of these items you have, the more impact they will have.

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Framed vintage prints – these don’t necessarily have to be of flowers, but I love anything floral and picked these up from a car boot sale in the summer for £10 for the three! It’s too cold for car boot sales now but you’ll find lots of vintage prints in antique/vintage shops near you (don’t forget to haggle!) or take a look on Ebay. It was my husband’s idea to hang the frames with the two at the sides lower down and I have to admit they look great like this! My beautiful satin shimmer wallpaper is from Graham and Brown (here).

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Ivory Embroidered duvet set – I’ve never had such a plain duvet set as this one, but I knew I wanted a white or ivory set with pretty vintage-inspired details on it, and this one (c/o) is perfect. It’s from Wayfair.co.uk (here) – I just adore the gorgeous embroidery and lace detail. For a vintage look you could alternatively have a soft floral (you can’t go wrong with florals!) or patchwork duvet set if you prefer not to have a plain one.

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Pretty floral cushion – This one (c/o) adds a pretty finishing touch to my bed. You can find it here and it’s also from Wayfair.co.uk. I chose the mint green option to match my curtains and wallpaper but there are some other stunning colours to choose from. Isn’t the pom pom trim so cute? You could add extra cushions for a cosier effect.

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Chandelier – Chandeliers are such a classic and they look so elegant and stylish. Choose one that has gold or distressed details with glass droplets for a vintage effect. I’m so happy to finally own my very first chandelier, I’ve wanted one for years! Mine (c/o) is very affordable and again it’s from Wayfair.co.uk (here). It looks so lovely with my cream furniture and I love the distressed gold-brushed effect.

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Gold framed mirror – These add a beautiful vintage look to any room. The large mirror pictured used to hang in my living room but it looks fantastic above my chest of drawers. I’ve had it for years and purchased it from a second hand shop for £40. The long full-length mirror on the left was from a car boot sale which I got for the insane price of £3.50! For more of an impact display your photos in vintage style gold frames, mine was 80p, again from a car boot sale!

So these are the five key items that I feel would help to transform your bedroom into a vintage-inspired theme. Of course you can add accessories here and there for a more cohesive look over time, such as old trinket dishes (like my one which I shared on Instagram here), shabby chic storage boxes, and glass vases.

I don’t buy everything second hand, but if you want to find real vintage items, here are some tips below:

Tips: Visit antique/vintage shops, charity and second hand shops, you never know what hidden treasures you may find! In the summer, car boot sales are a gold mine when it comes to picking up bargain true vintage finds – there are always people having a good clear-out. Don’t be afraid to haggle, even if the price seems reasonable! However if you prefer to shop online then eBay is your best friend!

I hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for reading! XO

This post was written in collaboration with Wayfair.co.uk but all thoughts are my own.

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Boy’s Bedroom Ideas: Winnie the Pooh

imageHi everyone! My sweet nephew has recently turned one and my sister is planning on decorating his room for him soon. She won’t mind me saying that he still co-sleeps with her and her husband, but he will soon be ready to move into his own room. As we were talking about boys’ bedroom ideas, I loved the idea of a Winnie the Pooh theme, especially since little Theo adores his Winnie the Pooh cuddly toy. I thought I’d write a post about the items I would totally purchase if I had a boy (maybe in a few years!!) and hopefully inspire a few people if they are looking to decorate their son’s (or daughter’s) bedroom. I also wrote a floral vintage theme Girl’s Bedroom Ideas post here.

I love the alphabet stickers pictured above – they are so fun, colourful as well as educational. Wall stickers are great as they are inexpensive and an alternative to committing to wallpaper!

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Theo’s room has slanted roof windows and this Disney blind from Itzala would be perfect. It’s such an adorable design. Because it is a blackout blind, this will (hopefully!) encourage children to sleep through the night/nap well during the day.

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The Winnie the Pooh personalised clock is so cute and I think it would make a wonderful gift. I also really like this wall art which would brighten up a plain wall.

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These two items would be the finishing touches to my imaginary themed bedroom: a cute lampshade that’s not too overpowering and a soft fleecy blanket, so snuggly!

I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you for stopping by! XO

(Disclosure: This post is sponsored by VELUX but all opinions are my own.)

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Girls’ Bedroom Decor Ideas ft. Graham & Brown

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Apart from fashion and beauty, I love interior design and I can’t wait to own my own home again (we’re renting at the moment) so that I can start painting walls, choosing wallpaper and decorating all the rooms! I was lucky to be gifted this beautiful Heirloom cushion  for Lizzy’s room from a brand called Graham & Brown and I knew it would look so lovely on this vintage storage box/seat, which has been re-upholstered – I love this box so much. I purchased it for £40 from a shop in Maidstone that upcycles old furniture. The little bear was a Christmas present from Lizzy’s Aunty. My plan is for a vintage floral theme with touches of cuteness, as opposed to the typical Disney Princess theme for Lizzy’s bedroom and I’ve slowly been collecting bits and pieces that I’ll hopefully share in a future post.

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The Heirloom cushion is made from 100% cotton and is a gorgeous soft dusky pink shade, and it has a sweet little fairy embroidered on it. It’s great quality and there are coordinating items on the website like this pretty voile:

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Graham & Brown sells a range of products including gorgeous designer wallpaper, paint, wall art and home accessories, and there is a section for kids’ decor and a useful page with inspiration and advice. I think the prices are really reasonable and I won’t hesitate to buy from them in the near future. On my wishlist include the Jocelyn Duck Egg textured wallpaper which I am totally in love with, pictured below.

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I also love this Botanical Bloom and floral Chalkboard Dreams & Wishes wall art:

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And how cute is this Bambi framed picture?

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These were my favourite picks from Graham & Brown, why not have a browse through their website, I’m sure you will find something (or a lot of things!) you’ll love, either for your child’s bedroom or for yourself!

Thank you for reading 🙂 xo

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