Vintage Chic Bedroom Makeover

July 10, 2013

Recently, I turned my brothers old bedroom in my parents house into a fabulous vintage chic space for when I visit or as a relaxing guest room. I love the look of dark furniture with splashes of color in this space. I chose a very relaxing, subdued shade of robins egg blue for the wall color. Remember the 60-30-10 rule where 60% of the space is the rooms wall color. In this case 30% of space is the black furniture and gray fabric within the wall treatment and bedding. 10% of the space are accent colors such as coral and turquoise. You can always play around with the rule but it is a good rule of thumb to go by.

A good way to personalize a space without making it too specific to one person is to use your own photography within a space. In this bedroom, I wanted to create a collage over the bed but didn't want to fill it with photos of friends and family - instead I framed photographs that I took from traveling and drawings of mine and cohesively created a vintage looking collage that draws your eye into the center of the space.

I chose longer curtains that fall past the end of the window because it gives the illusion of larger windows and because the curtains act as a piece of art within the space as well.

Here are some before pictures so you get an idea of how dark the walls were before which is why I chose a lighter color to open up the space especially because of such great natural light that comes through - it helps to reflect that natural light throughout the space:


I really do love the way this bedroom came together by using pieces that I had and only adding a few new ones. It's amazing what only painting a room can do to a space as well. I hope you are able to take away some useful tips for your next at home makeover!