Step back in time to an era of Great Gatsby glamour, Rock and Roll rebellion and fun fifties flair. Vintage style is a trend that never goes out of fashion and is a style that can work for any type of room, even a nursery. This instalment of our nursery series will look at gorgeous vintage nursery ideas that are sure to inspire your inner flapper or rockabilly.
Create a colour palette
A great advantage to this theme is that it can be as versatile as you like when it comes to colour. Emulate the look of fading photographs by creating a sepia toned dream with honey-coloured yellows and earthy hues, or keep things simple with a wash of white and minimal grey. This gorgeous nursery below uses grey with a hint of nutmeg brown to create a soft and soothing space.
DIY lovers, you’re in luck – the vintage theme is perfect if you like getting hands on with your decorating projects. Vintage-inspired bunting is perfect for this theme and is an adorable touch with minimal cost (with only a couple of hours at your sewing machine too!) – Perfect if you’re nostalgic for those old day-trips out to the seaside.
Old Kilner and mason jars also add a whimsical vintage feel to a space and are ideal for storing baby’s essentials such as cotton wool or even baby powder – take a look at our Pinterest for more inspiring ideas.
Keep it real
The most authentic way of adding a touch of vintage inspiration to your baby’s new room is to get the real deal. Trawl your local flea markets, gumtree and eBay for true antique treasures to fill your space – think enamel wall signs, vintage lamps, sequins and glitter, quirky little wooden storage boxes or ornaments. It all creates a beautiful curated feel in the room. Whilst you can pick up accessories for a snip, don’t forget to check that your new additions are safe before you install them in your baby’s space.
The final touches are always the most important for tying a theme together. We love the traditional finish of our Original Rustic nursery furniture as a backdrop to add your vintage accessories to – the solid hardwood and clever design means that it’s ready to adapt as fast as your little one grows.
This cute retro rabbit on a bike print adds a quirky touch to your nursery decor, and a personalised piece such as this one is a sure fire way of letting everyone know who this beautiful nursery belongs to.
What would you include in your vintage inspired nursery? Let us know by tweeting us – @OFLoakfurniture!