A Very Vintage Inspired Christmas Cottage Bedroom Tour

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 103 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.
mantel decorated for Christmas

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cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

There’s Plenty of Vintage Christmas 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
cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

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.

cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

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.

cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

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.

cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

Bay leaf garland and twinkle lights frame the window throughout the Christmas season.

cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

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.

cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

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 sides?

cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

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.

cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

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.

cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

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?

Me too!

Unfortunately, I can’t fit one of those in our cottage bedroom but I can bring in a sweet little tree instead.

cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

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.

cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

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.

cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

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.

cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

See how we made this DIY faux mantel surround.

cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

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.

cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

The Bay leaf garland was also from Pottery Barn many years ago. I added lights, ornaments, and pinecones.

cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

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.

cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

The cream Christmas stockings are from Target and the navy and cream striped ticking stockings were from Hallstrom Home.

cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

The brass candlesticks are a mix of vintage-inspired and vintage finds in several different thrift shops.

cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas
cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

I have a lot of mercury glass decor in the bedroom and love the vintage feel whether something is old or newer.

cottage bedroom decorated for Christmas

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?

If you have any questions or additional suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with anyone who loves decorating with vintage items for the holidays.

Until next time,

Happy Touring!

A Very Vintage Christmas Cottage Bedroom

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  1. 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!

  2. 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 :]

    1. 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.

  3. 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!!!

  4. 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!!!

  5. 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!!

    1. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

    1. Thank you for all the kind words, Cindy. That means a lot. Wishing you the Merriest Christmas and Happy New Year my friend.

  8. 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

    1. Thank you for the compliment CoCo. Sending you a big hug and lots of love as well. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    1. 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.

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