My baby isn’t so much of a baby anymore, which half breaks my mama heart and half fills me with excitement watching him grow before my eyes. It was finally time to pack away the cot and create a ‘big boy’ space for baby Nate. Today I wanted to take a peek inside how Penny Hyams and I created a ‘vintage’ room but kept it light, fresh and a bit fun – he’s still only 2 after all! We’ve shared our top 3 styling tips to create a vintage boys room so that you can recreate the look at home.
Pick your props
Begin with your collection of vintage props. One of my favourite things about vintage props is the untold stories they tell, vintage skipping ropes, fishing rods and riding hats are perfect props to inspire the imagination of activities and games of yesteryear.
Pick your colour palette
Vintage props lend themselves to lots of deep dark colours, browns, timber finishes ext. Pair them back with a light colour palette to keep the look fresh and young. We chose a pale blue and cream colour palette which ran across the linen and floor rug. The caramel leather cushion, a modern piece that pays homage to traditional textiles is the perfect piece that ties the new to the old.
My favourite styling tip in a kids bedroom is to make it personal. Add in elements that tell part of your child’s story, it adds a sense of place, purpose and ownership to their space. The concrete letter N was made for Nate’s first birthday party and is a great way to personalise his own space.