Do you decorate your bedroom for the holiday season? It’s one of my favorite rooms to decorate this time of year. Today I’m taking you on a tour of my vintage-inspired bedroom for Christmas.
I’ve already shared my living room and kitchen Christmas home tour. And today I’m showing you my vintage-inspired bedroom. But first, let me share some fun facts about this room…
- This room is 102 years old, and if you haven’t already guessed, so is my house.
- There is a mix of thrift store finds and vintage-inspired pieces throughout.
- It is the smallest room in the house besides our two bathrooms.
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There’s Plenty of Vintage Chrismas Inspiration Today
Today I am joining my blogging friends for A Vintage Christmas Tour of Homes, hosted by my friend Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home.
If you just came over from Coco at The Crowned Goat, welcome to Shiplap and Shells. CoCo has the most amazing style and I’m sure you found so much inspiration from the traditional Christmas Bliss Barracks tour she shared.
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Where Should I Shop For Vintage Items?
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on antique and vintage Christmas decor for your bedroom. Here are some of my favorite ways to shop for thrifted finds.
- an antique store or antique mall
- garage sales
- estate sales
- Etsy sellers (if you can get free shipping)
- flea markets
- your local thrift store
- Facebook Marketplace
Very Vintage Christmas Bedroom Tour
Let’s start with my favorite vintage decor piece in the bedroom. This antique cabinet wasn’t always built into the wall.
When we first moved in, we were greeted by a stand-alone dark wood cabinet. We didn’t have much room in the house to display it, but when we were doing some remodeling, we were able to build it into the wall and use it as a dresser.
You can see my blog post about how we made this beautiful antique piece our own HERE.
This Year’s Chrismas Color Scheme
I made the choice to keep the blue and white that’s been in my bedroom since summer when I got some new bedding from Hallstrom Home.
There are literally no Christmas colors in this room. But I don’t think that matters these days. I love the whites, creams, grays, and roses that go so well with the light blue walls.
Garland and Twinkle Lights Keep it Simple
I try to keep Christmas decorating very simple in our cottage-style bedroom, especially since we don’t spend much time here.
Bay leaf garland and twinkle lights frame the window throughout the Christmas season.
A Very Vintage Nightstand
As you have probably already guessed, my small bedroom can’t fit much furniture in it. But I was able to fit this cute little vintage nightstand I found at an antique shop in the corner.
The nightstand is one of my favorite unique items because it has so much character, Do you see the difference in space from the outside edge to the drawer between the left and right side?
Here’s one of the many mercury glass pieces I have in my bedroom.
I have a serious thing for vintage alarm clocks. The problem is that I don’t find many in good condition and if they are, the price is sky-high.
Vintage books are such a great decor idea no matter the season and one of my favorite things to add to vignettes.
Another Built-In Created for Additional Space
Did I happen to mention that old houses have very little storage space? We’re always looking for creative ways to find storage solutions.
To remedy the situation, we created another built-in on the other side of the room since we have no room for a true dresser. The space we used was the original closet. Adding the beadboard made the cabinet look a bit older.
The Coastal Christmas Tree
Don’t you get so inspired when you flip through a magazine or see a bedroom on a blog tour that has one of those full floor-to-ceiling Christmas trees all decked out with the most beautiful decorations?
Unfortunately, I can’t fit one of those in our cottage bedroom but I can bring in a sweet little tree instead.
I thought I would try my hand at a coastal-themed Christmas tree in the space this season, you know, because I live at the beach. But watch out for next year when I hope to create a tree with all vintage Christmas ornaments for our bedroom.
A vintage galvanized bucket is used as the container for the Christmas tree. And the beveled mirror behind the tree was bought at a vintage shop.
The Faux Fireplace Mantel is the Star of the Show
This faux fireplace mantel was built by my husband, inspired by several vintage pieces that I had found over the past years. It’s the perfect way to display seasonal decor in a small space.
We don’t have a fireplace in our home and I desperately missed not only having a fire on a cold winter day but decorating the mantel for the holidays.
See how we made this DIY faux mantel surround HERE.
I wanted to keep the Christmas decorations simple this year. I used the NOEL silver stocking hangers that I bought from Pottery Barn years ago. They don’t carry them anymore but I did find a few on Etsy.
The Bay leaf garland was also from Pottery Barn many years ago. I added lights, ornaments, and pinecones.
The larger cream mirror is one of those vintage thrifted items I fell in love with at first sight, while the other two are only vintage-inspired.
The cream Christmas stockings are from Target and the navy and cream striped ticking stockings were from Hallstrom Home.
The brass candlesticks are a mix of vintage-inspired and vintage finds in several different thrift shops.
I have a lot of mercury glass decor in the bedroom and love the vintage feel whether something is old or newer.
Next on the tour is my friend Kelly at the Tattered Pew. I always love seeing her beautiful decor and I know you will love her holiday decorating too. Have you seen her gorgeous new house?
I hope you enjoyed my very vintage Christmas bedroom tour. You can find some really unique pieces that will fit in beautifully with the Christmas items you already have.
What is a favorite thrift store find that you use for your vintage Christmas decor?
I’d love to hear from you. Please leave me a comment below.
Until next time,
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Kathi Bonney says
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
Your bedroom is so cozy and festive! The holiday touches are so subtle that I think I’d want to leave it up all winter! Merry Christmas!!!
Barbara at Mantel and Table says
Beautiful Kim! You have such a great style – and I love your twinkle lights! Happy NW Christmas! Crossing our fingers for snow! 😉
Amber D Ferguson says
Absolutely magical and calming Christmas vibes, so perfect for a bedroom! I love all the mercury glass and vintage mirrors. Everything is so beautiful and styled perfectly for the holidays!
Thanks so much for joining the tour. Merry Christmas!
Thank you so much for inviting me to join Amber. I always love these tours and getting great ideas.
So pretty Kim! Last year I decorated our bedroom but this year I lost steam ha ha. My son and I did decorate his room though :]
I can understand why you would lose steam, Marie. Having a baby will do that to you! I’m glad you and your son were able to decorate his room though. Wishing you love and joy this holiday season and the new year.
Kim I love your bedroom ni need to refresh ours for sure after seeing this. Happy holidays!
Thank you, Ann. It’s such a different vibe from the rest of our beach cottage.
Kelly Radcliff says
Kim!!! Your bedroom is just beautiful my friend! It’s so cozy and I love that window seat and mantel!!! I could pin every single photo! Merry Christmas!!!
Thank you so much, Kelly. That’s quite a compliment. Happy holidays my friend.
I love your Christmas décor!!! Everything is so beautiful and looks so cozy!!!!! I love your style!!!!! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
Thank you, Emily. I am a serious fan of your style too. Gotta love that vintage, right?
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
Kim this is one of the prettiest Christmas cottage bedrooms I have every seen! I love how you decorated the mantel and all the built in shelves for the holidays. That little Christmas tree in front of the mirror is just adorable too. Lovely tour!!
Thank you, Michelle. I just added oranges to the garland and love how much it popped more color in the room. Happy holidays my friend.
Anita Diaz says
What a beautiful space to unwind after a busy day – especially this time of year!! Just lovely!!
I appreciate the kind words, Anita. Thank you!
Debra Oliver says
Your bedroom is such a gorgeous space, so cozy and calming. Love the beautiful built in cabinetry and fireplace surround. Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy your lovely home!
Thank you so much, Debra! Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Katie Mansfield says
It’s beautiful. The colors are so soft and pretty. ~Merry Christmas~
Thank you so much, Katie.
With your built-ins, the mantel with glowing lights and the cozy bedding, I cannot imagine why you don’t spend much time in there. I don’t think I’d ever want to leave that bed! But then when I see the rest of the house and the yard, I do see why. Your home is magical. Glad I was able to see it all decked out for the holiday. Hope your season is filled with laughter. Merry Christmas!
Thank you for all the kind words, Cindy. That means a lot. Wishing you the Merriest Christmas and Happy New Year my friend.
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
What a purely magical space to drift off into dreamland. I adore all of your sweet touches.
You are so sweet. Thank you, Laura. Happy Holidays.
Your bedroom looks like the perfect spot to rest and relax this holiday season, Kim! As always, I’m blown away by your beautiful decor and all the extra special touches you use throughout the room to make it feel warm and inviting. Loved your tree with all the coastal inspiration too! It’s divine. Sending you lots of love and hugs for a happy holiday season. I can’t believe it’s already here! Hugs, CoCo
Thank you for the compliment CoCo. Sending you a big hug and lots of love as well. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Rachel Harper says
Oh my gosh I loved your cozy bedroom. I know its small but it shows up so big. Love doing these together.
Thank you for saying that Rachel. You should see how hard it is to take pictures of this room!
I so much enjoyed seeing your bedroom for the first time and seeing how you beautifully decorated it for Christmas.
Thank you, Paula. It’s not always the easiest to capture due to the size and the light but it always looks better with twinkle lights. Happy holidays my friend.