Winchelsea BeachCoastal Bedroom, London
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Repurpose a screenA headboard needn’t actually be a headboard; using something that’s the right width and height, such as a screen, will add a characterful feel to the room. Hunt down one online or in a junk shop and upcycle it, or find an MDF blank you can upholster, wallpaper or paint.
Eschew spotsModern LED and spot lighting will kill the mood in the vintage bedroom. Instead, you want a single overhead light dressed, as here, with a simple shade, and a couple of table lamps either side of the bed to throw gentle pools of light over the room.
Be shabby chicIn its chalky, beaten-up mode, grey is a key ingredient for any shabby chic boudoir. Team it with delicate florals and quirky one-off furniture pieces for a permanently laid-back Sunday morning feel.To create this look in an already furnished bedroom, seek out specialist paints, such as those by Annie Sloan, which can be applied onto almost any surface with little or zero preparation. Use them to give existing pieces – from bedheads to chests of drawers or mirror frames – a vintage-effect revamp.TELL US…Have you created a dreamy grey bedroom? Tell us how and share your photos in the Comments below.
Create an invitationThere is such a thing as an over-styled bed. If you find you don’t want to get in at night because it involves messing up the neatly stacked cushions on it, then things have gone a little too far. Instead, keep the look casual and simply make the bed with a corner of the duvet loosely turned down to invite you back in at night.
Pick muted coloursUpcycling and recycling are two key buzzwords for the vintage look. Use your creative flair and breathe new life into neglected pieces, like these old window shutters, which make the most striking headboard. I love the muted colour palette of pebble, crisp white and charcoal in this bedroom – an elegant alternative if pinks and lilacs are just too girlie for your taste.Take a look at more supersized headboards for your boudoir