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10 Ways To Add Vintage Charm To Your Bedroom Decor

There’s something about vintage decor that makes a space feel cozy and inviting. Whether you’re looking for a few vintage bedroom decor ideas or want to transform your space completely, these 10 budget-friendly tips will get you started.

Today I’m updating our primary bedroom with new bedding to refresh the room for summer.

In addition, to create a relaxing vintage vibe, I’ve relocated several vintage pieces to restyle the space. It’s amazing how many thrift store items can feel fresh and new when placed in a different area of the farmhouse.

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Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tours

I’m joining 25 talented decorators today for Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tours hosted by Kelly at The Tattered Pew. We are all opening our homes and sharing our Summer Decorating Tips with you.

If you are joining me from Cindy at DIY Beautify, welcome. I know you loved all of Cindy’s creative ideas for summer decorating. I’m so glad you stopped by.

If you are new to my page, this is where I share my love for curated vintage decorating, sustainable projects, thrifting, & entertaining. I focus on budget-friendly decorating and DIY projects to help you create the home of your dreams.

Check out this DIY Magnolia Wreath from Christmas. It has dried beautifully.

# 1 Best Tip For Refreshing Any Style Bedroom Decor Ideas

The # 1 Bedroom Decor Idea will save you money and give you more flexibility with your decor choices.

Begin with neutral colors as your base. Choose shades of white, cream, or beige, and then add pops of color with accessories like bedding, blankets, and artwork.

Benjamin Moores, Balboa Mist paint color allows the bedroom decor to move from blue to pink to red without lifting a paintbrush.

Vintage Bedroom Decor Ideas with new bedding and thrift store finds.  Budget friendly farmhouse style bedroom.

Ways To Add Vintage Charm To Bedroom Decor

One of the best things about vintage decor is that you can mix and match different pieces from different eras.

This is a great way to create a unique and personal space that reflects your own style.

Mixing and matching allows you to add thrift store finds with antiques and new decor for curated eclectic bedroom decor ideas.

Vintage thrift store basket filled with lilacs add texture to a summer bedroom.

2. Mix Natural Wood Furniture with Chippy Whites

When choosing furniture for your vintage bedroom, look for pieces with a classic design that will stand the test of time.

Avoid anything too trendy or ornate, as this can quickly date your space.

Instead, opt for pieces made from solid wood in natural wood tones or with vintage chippy paint.

You can find great bargains at thrift stores, such as this repurposed side table.

The price was right for a small wooden chest lacking in character. However, after an amazing transformation, the chest makes a statement as a bedside table.

Bedroom decor ideas with repurposed thrift store furniture and DIY thrift Store lamp.

3. New Bedding – Refreshing Bedroom Decor Ideas

Nothing refreshes a bedroom quicker than a new quilt or comforter. Therefore it’s one of the first inexpensive bedroom decorating ideas you should consider.

When choosing bedding to add vintage charm, look for classic designs in vintage colors. The new Tamiya quilt and pillow set from Levtex Home immediately caught my eye. The blue and white print is simple and timeless.

New bedding in primary bedroom updated for Summer.  Neutral Farmhouse Style update.

However, the pops of muted reds and yellows give it a fresh new feel which is perfect for Summer bedding.

In addition, the colors work well with the DIY Napkin Decoupage Thrifted Lamp.

Blue, red and yellow bedding for Farmhouse Summer Bedroom Decor Ideas.

The fabric is 100% cotton and feels luxurious but is also very durable.

100% cotton bedding in bedroom and primary bathroom.


4. Add Texture to Bedroom Decor with Baskets

If you have followed me for a hot minute, you know that vintage baskets are a passion of mine. Using woven materials creates a farmhouse, rustic style to any home.

They are easily found at thrift stores and are budget-friendly bedroom decor accessories.

Fill them with dried or faux flowers, which will provide a perfect way to add a pop of color for creative bedroom decor ideas.

5. Straw Hats, Totes, and Vases

In addition, you can add texture by hanging your straw hats and woven totes in your bedroom.

It’s easy to add texture by mixing your new purchases, like the woven vase and the UV straw beach hat, with your vintage and thrift store finds.

woven vase with faux flowers and straw hats on an old shutter above the tv.

6. Vintage Books

Adding vintage books is a great way to add color and vintage style to your bedroom decor.

When thrift store shopping, you should begin to collect specific colors of old books. Grouping several books of a similar color adds a touch of elegance to your room and is a classic decor idea.

Here are a few ways to incorporate books into your bedroom decor.

  • Use them as risers to elevate other vintage decor pieces.
  • Group similar colors together in a stack on a side table.
  • Add them to a basket.
  • Add vintage books to the shelving.
  • Raise the height of a lamp with larger coffee table books.

7. Create A Cozy, Relaxing Area

The most important thing to remember when decorating your vintage bedroom is to make sure it’s a place where you can relax and unwind. After all, this is your sanctuary!

Cozy corner for reading in bedroom for added vintage charm.

To designate an area for reading or meditating, include a comfy chair, and everything you need is within easy reach.

A fun bedroom decor idea is to add a thrift store child chair. Add your reading materials to add a touch of charm to the cozy corner.

Another important aspect is to provide good lighting to the reading area. If your area doesn’t allow a lamp, hang a pendant light above.

8. Vintage Collections for Bedroom Decor Ideas

Collections of vintage dishes, platters, pitchers, and glassware can be used as bedroom decor in several ways.

Add vintage plates or platters above the bed, or make a larger grouping instead of a piece of art for the bedroom decor.

In addition, a collection of blue and white transferware pitchers add vintage charm to the bedroom decor above the bed.

The blue and white vintage collections and new bedding add stylish, budget-friendly bedroom decor ideas.

Add vintage farmhouse charm to bedroom decor ideas.

Vintage Trays for Trinkets

Use vintage trays, plates, or bowls to collect your jewelry or other trinkets beside the bed or on the dresser.

use vintage plates and platters to hold trinkets and jewelry.

9. Mirrors

I love the collect vintage mirrors of all sizes. They always come in handy to add needed light to the bedroom decor.

  • Add a mirror as a tray under a plant or candle to brighten the area.
  • Place mirrors behind other vintage objects to reflect light around them.

The antique mirror above the shutter helps to reflect light from the french doors to brighten the room. The candle rests inside a vintage plate and an old mirror, adding more light to this corner of the bedroom.

In addition, the vintage clocks are enhanced with mirrors placed behind them.

10. Vintage Art

And finally, unique one-of-a-kind art is another way to decorate a bedroom creatively.

A set of needlepoint birds have been added to the bedroom decor, along with other personal paintings.

Needlepoint Bird Prints found at a Thrift store adorn the bedroom walls.

They are hung beside a chippy blue shutter repurposed as a coat rack.

Add vintage art to create vintage charm in bedroom decorating.

By following these tips and incorporating inexpensive thrift store finds, you can easily add a touch of vintage charm to your bedroom decor.

Be sure to shop in other areas of your home before purchasing new items. Give old decor new life by using it in a new and interesting way.

So, get creative and have fun!

Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tours

This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tours. Twenty-eight talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each summer home tour by clicking the links below.

Next is Michelle at Thistle Key Lane sharing her home decorated in Summer Blues.

Monday’s Tours

The Tattered Pew // Worthing Court // StoneGable

My Wee Abode // Southern Home and Hospitality // My Thrift Store Addiction

Tuesday’s Tours

She Gave It a Go // Cottage In The Mitten // Eleanor Rose Home

Peacock Ridge Farm // Bricks n’ Blooms // Cottage On Bunker Hill

Wednesday’s Tours

White Arrows Home // A Life Unfolding // Simply2Moms

WM Design House // White Lilac Farmhouse

Thursday’s Tours

The Ponds Farmhouse // Thistle Key Lane // Open Doors Open Hearts

Robyn’s French Nest // Cloches and Lavender // DIY Beautify

Friday’s Tours

Pasha Is Home // My Family Thyme

Midwest Life and Style // Amy Sadler Designs

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Monday 30th of October 2023

Your home is gorgeous 🙂


Tuesday 31st of October 2023

Christine, I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Stacy Ling

Friday 9th of June 2023

Rachel! All the art you’ve collected is so beautiful!


Friday 9th of June 2023

Stacy, I appreciate this.


Tuesday 30th of May 2023

Rachel, I love all of the summery touches you added to your bedroom. Especially your new bedding. The colors are beautiful. So happy to tour with you. Pinned!


Tuesday 30th of May 2023

jen, Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate your comments.


Saturday 27th of May 2023

Everything looks so beautiful, Rachel. I love all of your great tips. Hugs to you. My friend.


Saturday 27th of May 2023

What a beautiful bedroom, Rachel! I love your bedding and all of the vintage touches you added! The mixture of pattern, color, and textures is perfect. It is wonderful to be on this tour with you. Happy Summer!!


Saturday 27th of May 2023

Lynne, I appreciate you for your sweet comments. Have a wonderful weekend.