Transforming and personalizing your main bedroom is as simple as adding antique or vintage furniture items – even in a contemporary space. The design principles of balance, harmony and proportion are expressed in the use of colour, shape, texture and style, and the master suite is the easiest space to play with these concepts. All it takes is one or two vintage finds to elevate the feel and look.
Mixing older items with modern pieces is one of the easiest decor tricks. And the main bedroom is a wonderful starting point as antique or vintage furniture will always add depth, richness and contrast – exactly the cohesive design aesthetic you are wanting to achieve.
Start with some storage
Additional storage in a bedroom is a no-brainer and yet often lacking in contemporary spaces. (Where will you put all your shoes?). This is where antique furniture and vintage items for the master bedroom really come into their own. Chests of drawers, dressing tables and pedestals are not only functional but strikingly beautiful and there are so many options to choose from. If your room is small, then vintage trunks can be a special utilitarian addition for storing blankets and linen.
And then you get the timeless beauty of armoires. (Who doesn’t dream of one of these antique or vintage furniture pieces in their main bedroom?). From TVs to hanging and shelving space, an armoire is your BFF design solution. Armoires provide fantastic versatility and their imposing presence and design impact are just what a master suite needs.
Besides sleeping, the main bedroom can always do with a small seating area – even if that is just an occasional chair. A gilded and upholstered antique or vintage chair is often the one piece that can make a whole room; they are small enough to fit into a cosy corner but make a big impact.
If you have a monochromatic modern space, then a colourful splash of pattern from an antique chair will be just the right playful statement in a minimalist space – be that in the main bedroom or dressing room.
Accessorize with a little bling
A touch of gold, a hint of silver and a little bit of sparkle will never be amiss in any space. Glamming up your main bedroom with vintage chandeliers or mirrors is always the finishing touch.
The one place a mirror is never out of place is in a bedroom; it is as important as any other piece of bedroom furniture. The main bedroom becomes the perfect backdrop for a vintage mirror and the opportunity to create a gorgeous vignette.
The pièce de résistance is, of course, a chandelier. From a central oversized antique crystal chandelier or a vintage wrought iron chandelier to hanging a smaller pair of chandeliers on either side of the bed, there is every reason to have one. Their sparkling beauty and elegant charm are the perfect lighting solution to ‘upstyle’ your space.
Go big with an opium bed
The bed should always be the focal point and hero piece in the main bedroom. if you are really wanting a big and bold decor narrative (and have the space) why not go with a decorative antique opium bed? There is nothing that says luxury quite like one of these statement pieces! It will add beauty, character and a nostalgic nod to the past.
Don’t forget the walls
An often forgotten surface in the main bedroom is the walls. From a gallery wall of framed paintings to a vintage tapestry or wall hanging, your master suite walls are crying out for a little artistic, textured and patterned personality.
Any of these antique and vintage furniture choices will boost the beauty of your contemporary space as well as adding much-needed layering and a bespoke attitude to your main bedroom, resulting in a designer retreat where you cannot wait to escape to.
Visit the Crown Collection
The Crown Collection Emporium is where your decor journey begins. For antique, French, bleached and vintage furniture items, the perfect piece awaits – online or at our studio (20 Ballyclare Drive, Bryanston).
And if you find the perfect antique or vintage item for your main bedroom but are not happy with the finish, we can professionally strip it, stain it, bleach it or gild it so that it suits your space perfectly.
For inspiration on decorating a little girl’s bedroom with pink and gold vintage or antique items, read more here.