There's nothing that adds a more unique appeal to any decorating theme
then using vintage items and one great bedroom decorating idea is to
decorate your bedroom using vintage linens. These pieces from days gone
bye have a charm that you really don't find in soft goods today and are
easy to find and fairly affordable.
One wonderful vintage item to use in your bedroom are vintage sheets.
A lot of times you can get those luxurious high thread count sheets
which are older for much cheaper than you would pay for new ones in the
store. In fact, I have several customers in my antique shop that
routinely ask for vintage sheets so I always have an eye out for them. These
are probably the most difficult of items to find but you can come
across them if you shop at auctions where the entire household of goods are
being sold off. Many times you will find an old cedar chests or linen
press that is full of these great old sheets as well as other wonderful
But sheets aren’t the only vintage linens that you can use to decorate
your bedroom with. You can also get some really neat vintage
bedspreads. Many families saved older bedspreads particularly ones from the
late 1800 that were probably handmade by relatives. These gorgeous pieces
are usually hand tatted and can add lacy elegance to any room. Plus
you can get them amazingly cheap considering that your getting something
that was lovingly hand made. Another vintage bed spread that will add
unique charm to your bedroom are vintage crocheted bedspreads that come
in many patterns. These are typically made around the 30s 40s and 50s
and the older ones are usually an off-white or ecrew color but during
the 50s and 60s was all the rage to make colorful granny square blankets
that can be used as great retro bedspreads for a unique bedroom
Perhaps one of my favorite types of bedspreads, however, are the
chenille bedspreads that were so popular during the 1960‘s and 1970‘s.
These come in many different colors and styles you can get ones that are
single colored or ones of many colors and interesting patterns. There
are the white ones with little red roses on them and the colorful spreads
which feature a peacock in many colors. When I was little, I had a
chenille spread with a beautiful pink and blue ballerina on it and I've
never seen another one like it.
But decorating with vintage linens doesn’t have to be confined to the
bed, you can also use vintage doilies or bureau scarves to dress up your
night tables and bureaus. These fabulous old linens come in a variety
of themes and you can buy simple tatted ones with the design or get a
beautiful embroidered piece that has flowers, or birds or pretty much
anything you can think of on it. These go perfect in a romantic or
Victorian-style bedroom and help to protect the surface of your bureau and
You can find vintage linens pretty easily in almost every town. Try
shopping at antique shops as well as flea markets to get linens that are
perfect for your bedroom. Check your paper for local auctions to make
a fun day of attending an estate auction where you'll not only find
vintage linens and other treasures to decorate your bedroom with.
Lee Dobbins is an antique dealer and decorator who writes for http://www.bedroom-designs-and-decorations.com/
where you can get more great bedroom decorating
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