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Telling a Story with Vintage Decor

Sometimes there is an element in a room that really tells a story. Vintage decor in a nursery or child’s room adds that little something that lets others know this room is special. Hand-me-downs that have been updated—such as a favorite family chair or slightly well-loved pillow—are always a welcome addition that brings richness to a space. Made over in your favorite design or pattern, vintage decor can live on for a new generation.

Add one well-loved vintage piece into a room, or breathe new life into it with a new finish, a coat of paint or reupholstery.

Vintage Reupholstered Chair in Nursery

image from Mona Ross Berman Interiors

Sometimes what was once perfect for the front porch can become a comfy rocker for story time.

Nursery with Vintage Rocking Chair

image from Kathryn Quinn Architects

Finding a vintage piece that you love can sometimes be overwhelming, but adding an antique finish to something that seems ordinary can be lovely. Bookcases, dressers and even mirrors can be hand-painted and distressed in updated colors to bring that vintage feel to a child’s room.

Vintage Armoire in Nursery

image from Me Oh My!

Mix classic and modern elements to add a hint of vintage into a space. Although the piece may have been cutting edge in a different era, it still adds up to good design when combined with modern accents.

Vintage Twin Beds

image from House to Home

Choosing pastels and gold accents is a sweet approach. A soft shade of mint creates the perfect backdrop to give new life to a vintage piece.

Mint Nursery with Vintage Changing Table

image from Wild Cotton Photography

Did you incorporate vintage decor into your little one’s space? What did you choose and what story does it tell?

Kelsey Hagan

Tuesday 18th of June 2019

This room is beautiful! Do you mind telling me the name and make of the paint color? I’m having the hardest time picking out a light teal/minty color and I love this. Thanks in advance!