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9 Antique & Vintage Bedroom Ideas

These 9 Antique & Vintage Bedroom Decor Ideas will give you tips to decorate your bedroom in this retro country chic style. By using some simple ideas, you can update your bedroom for Summer with a budget-friendly curated style.

I love decorating our guest bedroom with unique vintage finds and family heirlooms. The bedroom has been refreshed for summer with inherited antiques, vintage thrift store finds, and antiques.

Antique & Vintage Bedroom Decor

Mixing old and new items will give your home a curated decor style. Whenever possible, choose to decorate with authentic antique or vintage finds.

Knowing the story behind unique pieces is what makes them special.

For example, this treasured antique clock is a reminder of the wonderful holiday’s my husband spent at his Grandmother’s house.

It’s a perfect addition to the guest bedroom decor.

Inherited Antique Clock on bedside table in Guest Bedroom decorated for Spring.

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Unique Vintage Bedroom Decor Ideas

Using antique and vintage-inspired decor works well in a modern farmhouse style, cottage style, and traditional homes.

Therefore, I’m always looking out for unique items that can be used to decorate the farmhouse. The authentic vintage decor creates a style that is hard to duplicate because each item is unique.

I hope these tips inspire you and help you create your unique vintage bedroom style.

Vintage Bedroom Decor Idea using thrift store finds antiques, family heirlooms, and new decor for a curated style.

Simple Thrifted Finds

First, y’all know I love thrift store finds. Although many items are not vintage, they are all unique to me.

Here, a thrifted tray, some vintage books, and a DIY aged clay pot filled with Angel Vine create a vignette to enhance the bed.

The most expensive item in this vignette is the plant.

Shopping in thrift stores is a budget-friendly way to add to your home decor.

DIY Aged Clay Pot with vine and vintage books on Vintage Bedroom Bed.

The bedside is filled with many vintage finds.

First is a primitive stool with a vintage bowl filled with a plant.

The bedroom side antique chair is repurposed, using drop cloth fabric with a DIY feed sack design.

In addition, the side table holds another repurposed chest made from an old thrifted silverware box. The box is a cheap trash-to-treasure project for holding stationary or other trinkets.

Antique Chair with drop cloth fabric cover is perfect bedside in guest bedroom.

Layer to Make Small Decor Shine

When you have smaller decor pieces, adding layers of vintage is a great way to add impact.

Here is a vintage bird print that I inherited from my aunt. In order to make the print stand out, it is hanging over a vintage ceiling tile that was purchased in Wilmington, NC.

It was left over from the project over our front doors. You may remember I saw some similar things while Thrifting with the Gals in Wilmington last week.

You can use family treasures to make your spaces more unique. The three bird prints were inherited from my favorite aunt.

Inherited Antique Prints and Old Ceiling Tile add charm to modern farmhouse bedroom.

Here is another example of layering which helps bring attention to smaller decor pieces.

First, the vintage print was a fabulous thrift store purchase for only $1.00. I know; I still can’t believe it.

You can layer the small print over a vintage shutter to give it impact.

Combining the shutter with an old window and architectural pieces makes the color combination perfect for the vintage-inspired bedroom.

Vintage thrift store finds, architectural salvage and vintage bottles.

Add More Layers With Antique Bedroom Ideas

Do you remember the black and white ticking bedspread seen here?

I have used it on this bed for several seasons.

However, instead of replacing the bedspread, it is covered and becomes a bed skirt for an antique quilt.

It’s evident that beds were smaller in our grandparent’s time, and the heirloom quilt needed a bed ruffle to work. You can make antiques work in the bedroom with a few modern additions.

Vintage Bedroom Decor Idea using thrift store finds antiques, family heirlooms, and new decor for a curated style.

In addition, the DIY Scrap Fabric Pillow Cover was inspired by the shades of pink & yellow found in the quilt.

DIY Scrap Fabric Pillow in Vintage Bedroom Ideas mixed with antique quilt.

Repurposed Bedroom Decor

The repurposed gun cabinet is a vintage handmade piece filled with family photos and vintage linens.

My dad built the gun cabinet many years ago. No one else in the family wanted this outdated gun cabinet, but a coat of paint and shelving made it a treasured piece for the guest bedroom.

In addition, several vintage milk glass vases are filled with faux tulips to add pops of pink throughout the room.

Vintage DIY Gun Cabinet Repurposed into storage and photo display cabinet.

Inherited Decor

The antique iron bed, quilt, trunk, and clock are all inherited family pieces we are blessed to display.

You can create a cohesive retro feel when you combine your unique vintage pieces in one room.

Although it’s new, the neutral rug from Boutique Rugs is a perfect backdrop for the ever-changing color choices in the guest room.

Vintage Bedroom Decor Idea using thrift store finds antiques, family heirlooms, and new decor for a curated style.

The vintage window screens were an inexpensive thrifting find and added a perfect backdrop for the new pendant lights on either side of the bed.

Adding the hanging lights allows more space on the bedside tables for vintage displays.

Vintage & Antiques create a unique look in a guest bedroom.  Vintage quilt and DIY Flower Pillow Cover.

I hope these 9 Antique & Vintage Bedroom Ideas will inspire you to use your inherited and vintage decor to create your unique style.

Vintage & Antique Bedroom Decorating Ideas for a modern farmhouse.

To see more tips for Thrift Store Decorating, see Where to Shop or How to Display Thrifted Collections.

More Antique & Vintage Decorating in Modern Farmhouse

Next Up on Thrifting with the Gals

Be sure to stop by and visit with Ann at Dabbling & Decorating next. She’s sharing her Best Thrift Store Finds. Click on each link below to follow the tour.

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Vintage Bedroom Ideas with Antiques and Thrift Store Finds
Vintage Bedroom Ideas with Antiques and Thrift Store Finds
Vintage Bedroom Ideas with Antiques and Thrift Store Finds


Tuesday 25th of April 2023

So pretty, my friend. Your home is so lovely. It's the perfect farmhouse. Hugs to you.


Saturday 29th of April 2023

Renae, Thank you.


Saturday 22nd of May 2021

I love every inch of this! That quilt is so beautiful!

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Thursday 26th of May 2022

@Kristin, yeah i love too, very nice and i want to duplicate at my room Kampus Terbaik di Medan

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Sunday 23rd of May 2021

Kristin, Thanks so much for stopping by. Yes, it's a treasure for sure.

Kristin | White Arrows Home

Saturday 22nd of May 2021

I love every little detail in this room! That quilt is so beautiful!

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Friday 21st of May 2021

I want my guest room to be just like yours Rachel. It's so beautiful!

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Sunday 23rd of May 2021

Kim, Thanks so much sweetie. and I want your gardens. LOL

Laurie @ Vinyet Etc

Thursday 20th of May 2021

Oh my goodness Rachel, everything is simply perfect! I am obsessed with that Hummingbird print you inherited from your Aunt, they are a very special reminder for me of my Mom. Thank you so much for having me on your thrifting adventures, I had so much fun! xo

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Thursday 20th of May 2021

Laurie, I'm so glad you joined us this month. I enjoyed your post.