Create Your Own Vintage Style Room
So right now vintage is in, it is one of the most popular themes for rooms right now so here’s how to make it your own and rock it! Here is how to make a pastel style vintage room.
- Get permission to change your room. You don’t want to start painting your room and your parents get home and then you are grounded. So you need to get permission to do this.
- Choose a light shade of paint. It can be white but that can look a bit modern so you should probably use a cream colour. Paint all the walls, don’t have a feature wall as that can stop it looking light and airy – you want the whole room as your focal point not one wall.
- Choose your furniture. This is probably the most important step because it makes the whole room. You want simple furniture – nothing fancy. A good idea is to go to antique fairs or vintage shops as these usually have something for everyone and at bargain prices. Try to have the basic furniture in your room such as bed, clothes drawers, wardrobe, desk and then some storage of some kind. Choose things that suit you, but don’t go for any bright or big patterns as they will detract from your theme.
- Distress it. This is the key to a vintage room. It is so simple and so effective and quite cheap. To distress a bookcase it would probably cost under £30 with all of the things needed, including a bit of elbow grease. It is simple you can find instructions elsewhere but this is in general – sand down your piece, use a good quality primer and paint in a cream or duck egg blue (vintage colours) and then when the paint has dried sand down some edges to give it that rustic look.
- Furnish your vintage room. Go for duck egg blue or cream colours as they are very vintage. Stock up on homey things such as blankets and cushions; which can make a small bed seem huge! Chose a generally plain duvet as you want to spruce it up with your colourful cushions and blankets. For wall decor, don’t use paintings unless you completely love them. But some cool ideas are take pictures of your friends and family, buy a cheap small pinboard and make a montage as you can change the photos round as often as you like or you can write out your favourite sayings or quotes like “Love never dies.” with a black marker on white paper and take a picture of it and get it blown up on a canvas – this is really effective.
- If you have techie stuff then get in in white as this easily blends in and doesn’t affect it.