How I Designed My Eclectic Vintage Bedroom
Law school can be A LOT for even the very best of us. So, I wanted to design a space to relax that was comfortable and eclectic to support my need to exercise both self-care and creativity. Last week, I introduced you to my kitchen/living area/work space in my post, Welcome to My Law School House. This week, I wanted to take you on a little tour of my bedroom. As always, I have linked below a lot of the pieces I purchased just in case you wanted to try them out for yourselves.
In my bedroom, I knew that I had to have a sleep inducing space, completely separate from where I work. I knew I wanted a white cotton comforter and cotton sheets to give the space a hotel feel. Growing up, I loved the feeling of traveling and jumping into those hotel-white bed linens. Cotton linens were absolutely essential in my search because natural fibers, of course, are the most comfortable against the skin. Plus, I easily get hot while sleeping, so I knew cotton fabric would aid me in staying cool. I was really glad to find this fringe accented comforter in cream. To surprise, the cream color wasn’t too dark, and the fringe trim just added a fun, feminine bohemian feel that seemed to mesh well with the space.
Since I knew the white bed would be the focal point of the room, I knew that I’d bring in my color through accents. I fell in love with the Indian kantha quilts that I discovered during one endless scrolling session on social media. I found this fun floral one in a queen size on Etsy. The idea was to bring in a pop of color and texture with a quilt but also to have a great alternative to my comforter if ever I decided to switch out my cotton comforter.
You may have noticed the chest of drawers beside my bed. I am happy to report that I painted this piece. After searching for days to find a drawer that fit my style, I found not a single piece that spoke to me online that would arrive in a decent amount of time. Despite the time crunch, I found this unfinished chest at a local furniture store and painted it based on this cool Youtube tutorial I found.
While this video proved to be super inspiring, I didn’t have time to replicate every step. I fell in love with this really cool coastal teal paint color, which is linked below. For this entire piece, I only need 1 quart of paint. And after applying 2 coats, I was ready to call it quits. When I have more down time, I’ll probably add another coat, seal it with a wax, and update the knobs to some cool teal crystal ones I found at Home Goods. But for now, it definitely works with my 2 coats of paint. Overall, I am happy with how this piece turned out
Also, I got this vintage gold, marble,and crystal lamp from my mother. While I like the based of it, I really want to find a fun new lampshade. So, if you have any suggestions, please let me know.
My aunt gave me her wicker peacock chair that I have always loved. These are really coming back in style and add just fun vintage element to the space.
Since the beginning of this semester, I really have only updated the space with pieces of art that I already had and a pillow for the wicker chair. I am hesitant to really to do too much because with COVID, I am not quite sure how long I’ll live here. So, what I already have will do for now.
What do you think? Let me know what you think of my furniture painting skills below. If you try out this paint color on your next piece, please let me know. I’d love to see it!
Vintage Peacock Chair-FREE
Chest of Drawers -$169
Chest Paint Color-Interior Flat (1 qt)
Accent Table/ Night Stand-TJMAXX.com-$70
“Exhale” by Alyssa Hamilton Painting (24″X32″)