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9 Unique Vintage Bedroom Decor Ideas – Thrifting with the Gals

I love decorating our guest bedroom with unique vintage finds and family heirlooms. I just completed a Summer refresh using items I’ve found while thrifting and antique shopping.

9 Unique Vintage Bedroom Decor Ideas will give you tips to decorate your bedroom in this retro country chic style? Here are some simple ideas that I used to update our guest bedroom for Summer. I hope these give you some fresh ideas for your own home.

I love a mix of old and new decor, however I much prefer authentic antique or vintage when possible. Knowing the story behind unique pieces is what make them special.

The treasured antique clock is a reminder of wonderful holiday’s my husband spent at his Grandmother’s house.

Do you like to use vintage and thrifted finds in your home decor? Then you’re in the right place. Today my thrifting friends and I are sharing tips and ideas for decorating with vintage and thrifted finds. You will want to visit each blog for more tips, so see the links at the end of this post. If you are joining me from Kim at Shiplap and Shell, I’m so glad you stopped by. Kim has so many wonderful vintage finds.

Our guest blogger this month is Laurie at Vin Yet Etc. See her blog post link at the end of this post.

Unique Vintage Bedroom Decor Ideas

Using vintage and vintage inspired bedroom decor works well in a modern farmhouse. Therefore, I’m always looking out for unique items that can be used to decorate the farmhouse. Authentic vintage decor creates a unique style that is hard to duplicate exactly. However, these tips will give you some inspiration that will help you to create your own unique vintage bedroom 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 is a thrifted tray, some vintage books and a DIY aged clay pot filled with Angel Vine to enhance the bed.

The bedside is filled with many vintage finds. First, is a primitive stool which holds a vintage bowl filled with a plant. The bedroom side chair is repurposed, using drop cloth fabric with a DIY feed sack design. You may enjoy seeing how to make the Vintage Inspired Feed Sack Fabric on this post. In addition, the side table holds another repurposed chest, made from an old silverware box. This trash to treasure projects can be seen here.

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 that I saw some similar while Thrifting with the Gals in Wilmington last week.

The three bird prints were inherited from my favorite aunt.

Here is another example of layering which helps bring attention to smaller decor pieces. This vintage print was a fabulous thrift store purchase for only $1.00. The small print is layered over a vintage shutter to give it impact. Along with the old window and architectural pieces, the color combination is perfect for the vintage inspired bedroom.

add More Layers

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, I used it as a bed skirt for a vintage quilt. It’s obvious that beds were smaller in our grandparents time and the heirloom quilt needed a bed ruffle in order to work on the bed.

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

Repurposed Bedroom Decor

The repurposed gun cabinet is a handmade piece from my dad and is filled with family photo’s and vintage linens. No one in the family wanted this out dated gun cabinet but a coat of paint and shelving made it a treasured piece for the guest bedroom. Several milk glass vases are filled with faux tulips to add additional pops of pink throughout the room.

Inherited Decor

The antique iron bed, quilt, trunk & clock are all inherited family pieces that we are blessed to display. When you can pull your unique vintage pieces together, the bedroom has a cohesive retro feel.

The neutral rug from Boutique Rugs is a perfect backdrop for the ever changing color choices in the guest room. You can receive a 60% discount by using code PONDS60 and link here.

The vintage window screens add a perfect backdrop for the new pendant lights on either side of the bed. In addition, they allow more space on the bedside tables for vintage displays.

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

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

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.


Saturday 22nd of May 2021

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

Kampus Terbaik di Medan

Thursday 26th of May 2022

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

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!

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

Thursday 20th of May 2021

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


Thursday 20th of May 2021

Rachel, I am swooning over so much in this beautiful guest bedroom. From the screen doors as backdrops to the gorgeous quilt. So elegant!

Thursday 20th of May 2021

Ann, Thanks so much sweetie.