Reading Famous Five stories to my children reminds me of vintage bedrooms, crammed with well thumbed books, floral bedding, subtle pastel colours on the walls and little wooden aeroplanes and cars.
It’s not necessary to go all vintage however. The way to make a child's room have vintage style is to mix contemporary with some well chosen vintage products to give their room a distinctive look.
Using pale colours to paint the walls , pale pinks, blues and yellows work well.
Add a few select pieces of furniture. Cheap finds from flea markets and charity shops, or select a few distinctive pieces from shops like Rose and Grey or Duck Egg designs, who have some rather delightful drawers and chairs. The Marmalade House do beautiful chalk paints perfect for furniture distressing and using on walls, if you fancy more of a project.
Iron beds will add a touch of authenticity. To create a softer feel to the room add bunting, along with fairy lights for girls. Adding teepees and trunks for storage, will make a boys room stylish.
Belle & Boo do some lovely vintage style lampshades, or if you feel brave enough, buy some vintage inspired materials and go along to a lampshade making workshop. Having been on one myself (and being a complete novice) I came away with a really beautiful lampshade. See Quincy Lampshades
I hope you will find some inspiration below.
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