The English vintage style is not the most common or most popular, but it does have a certain charisma that always sets it apart instantly. Whether it’s the purposefully ragged or distressed finishes or the understated traditional accents, it’s a style that translates especially well in bedrooms the most. So, if you want your rooms to look unique, here are 5 ways you can transform them into an English vintage heaven:
1. Dull and vivid
The English vintage style always features a great combination of dull and bold colors. The dull aspects highlight the vivacity of the bold colors, so the former is applied amply while the latter is used with restraint. The combination of gorgeous cerulean blue against the backdrop of drab grays makes the whole space feel like a very stunningly juxtaposed English vintage dream!
2. Arabesques and stylism
If there is one thing you can appreciate about all English vintage interior designs, it’s the graceful use of arabesques and other stylistic design elements that are unabashedly curvilinear. Most of the time, they are even executed in wrought-iron. Just take a look at the trendy bed in this image. The design of its iron bed frame is so distinctly English vintage in aesthetic!
3. Adding a certain amount of texture
The English vintage aesthetic has a naturally cluttered appeal. It needs to be a little on the visually dissonant side in order to truly express its vintage aura. Therefore, wallpapers, accessories, and lots of trinkets are a great way to translate this look. The grey textured wallpaper on the accent wall of this bedroom is an excellent way to go about this technique.
4. Vintage chic & midcentury furniture
Like everything else in the English vintage look, you need to pay special attention to the furniture selection as well. You need to pick pieces that have an adequately retro appeal. Midcentury modern style nightstands and dressers are a great option. The straight-laced wooden bed in this image is a pretty great example of a vintage chic furniture piece.
5. Old is gold accents
It’s hard to go back to the classic vintage aesthetic when you’ve had a taste of the sleekness that comes with the contemporary look, but you need a retro accent piece that translates the authority of the English vintage look nicely within the whole space. The arm chair in this image s a great example of what kind of chairs you can pick.