Bedroom / September 4, 2018 / Lucia Valdivia.
The only rule when decorating with vintage furnishings is to use your creativity. Instead of a traditional headboard, why not use a vintage fireplace surround, as in this wonderful bedroom? Or fake the look with a new surround painted to look old. Decorating with vintage finds does not mean that everything in your bedroom has to be old.
If this is the case, the first thing to do is take a look at the wattage of bulbs in your bedrooms lights. If the number is high, try picking out a bulb with a lower watt, like a 40 or 60 watt bulb, you are aiming for ambient lighting, and preferably something that is not shining like a spotlight directly on your bed. We recommends installing a dimmer switch so you can slowly lower the electrical lights as it gets closer to bedtime.
Here, a dresser effortlessly doubles as a bedside table, providing ample storage space for clothing and plenty of available surface area for decorative items like greenery and family photograph that infuse the space with personality. In a small bedroom, every square foot counts. Rather than opting for a traditional nightstand, free up precious floor space by hanging a shelving unit next to your bed instead.
This bedroom shows off the owners whimsy with a collection of vintage fans on a shelf added up high for this very purpose. Is there something you love or collect? Spotlight it in a similar fashion. Old globes, vintage ceramic dogs or cats, glove forms, hats, dolls, whatever makes you smile when you see it. Vintage pieces are one of a kind, as are you.