This is my youngest daughter's bedroom. I have painted, embellished, and repurposed almost everything in it. My mom handmade the beautiful pillows. I decided to separate my girls so they could each have their own space. I wanted to create a space that my daughter would not outgrow for a long time. As she gets older, her bed will convert and the baby touches can be removed. It's a room that she can grow with.
I wanted the space to feel like a cozy, vintage child's room in an English cottage.
Vintage inspired, shabby chic.
My favorite item is the rocking horse I found at an antique store for $10! I painted it with Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in "grain sack". I removed the old mane and tail and replaced it with lace strips I cut and various ribbon. I replaced the eyes with pretty buttons I found.
Attention to detail is important! If you want to achieve a vintage inspired look, really pay attention when selecting accessories, photos, etc. and make sure they look appropriate to the era you are trying to recreate.