Interior Décor Ideas To Help Create The Vintage Look:
With the scent of spring in the air (or is it “snow on Table Mountain”), many of us are looking for interior décor ideas to freshen up our homes. One of the most important rooms in the home is the bedroom.
Bedrooms should be our havens, a little bit of tranquillity we can escape to for much needed peace and quiet. This is why many people prefer soft, soothing colour schemes for their bedroom décor instead of the bright colours that seem to be trending at the moment.
One trend for bedroom interiors that seems to have stuck around for quite some time now, is the vintage look. The vintage style creates an air of nostalgia with the combination of soft linens and subtle shades to create a dreamy, romantic atmosphere.
Otherwise, if your floor is already tiled, carpeted or laminated, invest in an oversized soft rug in cream or white.
Choose wicker chairs and stools – not only are they natural but they help to re-create the old world charm you’re after.
If you don’t want a wooden bed, a wrought iron bed frame in gold, bronze or even white will fit the theme beautifully.
If you enjoy the light control that blinds give, choose Roman or roller blinds in floral fabrics or even wooden Venetian blinds in white. You can still add curtains and drapes to soften the effect.
If you can, invest in a luxurious chaise longue, period-style footstools and even a dressing table with decorative carving details in the wood.
Quilts and duvets in the softest white cottons you can find, as well as a crocheted blanket, all add to the vintage feel.
Colours and Patterns:
Bold colours are out!
Choose linens in light hues of green, pink, blue, white and cream with floral patterns. Of course, if you’re sharing a room with someone who doesn’t enjoy florals, choose plain white bedding and sneak a bit of floral in with a scatter cushion.
Instead of storing your grandmothers pretty necklaces that you’ll never wear, hang them on a wall-mounted coat rack to create a striking display.
Remember, shopping for vintage pieces to enhance your décor need not be expensive. Visit flea markets, vintage and second hand shops and you may come across gorgeous little treasure to add to the interior of your home.