Have you ever dreamed of bringing a touch of vintage chic to your home? Here at The Rosebery Hotel, we know exactly how to make the most of every room in the home. From sprucing up stairways to beautifying beds, we’ve done a bit of everything and we want to share our tips and tricks with you.
In fact, we have so much to share with you that we’ve had to split our guide up into seven chapters. In this guide, we go through every room in the house, from the entrance, right through to the lounge, dining area, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and even the garden. Our extensive list includes everything you need to know to turn your own home into a vintage shabby chic dream!
Putting your own stamp on the rooms you live in is not as daunting of a task as you might first think. It also doesn’t have to break the bank; you don’t have to spend a fortune to make a home beautiful.
If you want to quickly jump to the relevant section in our room by room guide to vintage shabby chic home decor, simply click on the appropriate link below:
- Chapter 1 – Entrance
- Chapter 2 – Lounge
- Chapter 3 – Dining
- Chapter 4 – Kitchen
- Chapter 5 – Bedroom
- Chapter 6 – Bathroom
- Chapter 7 – Garden
To find out more about each section, take a look at our quick summary.
Chapter 1: The Entrance
You know what they say; you only get one chance to make a first impression. Well, it’s no different when it comes to your home.
When you think about redecorating your home, you tend to consider the most important rooms in the house, such as the kitchen or bedroom. However, the entrance gives you a chance to make the right impression from the moment your guests walk through the door. In this section, we discuss everything from the porch to the front door and the small details that really add to the vintage chic vibe.
We help you to achieve the right look by giving you guidance on paint colours that help to convey the right look and even tile cleaning tips so that you get the most from your reclaimed floor tiles.
Chapter 2: The Lounge
When you have guests over, where do you tend to go? Most likely you will relax in the lounge. We know how important it is to get the right look for the living room, as most people tend to spend a great deal of time here.
We help you achieve that perfect vintage shabby chic decor by sharing some of our own makeover experiences and guiding you on selecting everything from wallpaper to vintage style seating. Of course, most used furniture can do with a little bit of love and attention, which is why we share our tips on how you can re-upholster furniture to breathe some new life into it.
It’s all about using these handy little tricks to not only help you achieve the right final design for a vintage look, but also make sure that you get a bit of continuity throughout your home.
Chapter 3: The Dining Room
The dining room may often get overlooked, but it can be great fun to decorate. The key piece here is the table and there are plenty of places to find beautiful tables to upcycle so you can complete the shabby chic look. We help you to get the right look for your individual taste, whether you prefer marble or are on the lookout for highly decorative pieces.
Of course, no dining room table is complete without a matching set of chairs! We give you a special inside peek on how we transformed some used chairs and brought them to life with some new upholstery and a lick of paint.
Achieving the right look shouldn’t be that hard; with our guide we can help you to transfer any room in your home, without having to break the bank!
Chapter 4: The Kitchen
Whenever someone talks about wanting to remodel a room in their house, they often have the kitchen right at the top of their list. This is one of the most frequently remodelled rooms in the home and it’s easy to see why. You spend a great deal of time in your kitchen and it can easily be left to end up looking dated and worn.
We have had plenty of experience in remodelling kitchens and are here to let you in on the secrets that can help you achieve the same look, even if you are on a bit of a budget. Simple things such as painting your kitchen drawers and cupboards the right shade can make a huge difference.
We are here to give you a bit of guidance and inspiration on everything from the cupboards, to the worktops, sinks and even taps! Don’t forget about the vintage kitchen accessories that add that perfect finishing touch.
Chapter 5: The Bedroom
Have you seen the beautiful rooms at the Rosebery Hotel? We have spent a great deal of time lovingly decorating our rooms in a gorgeous French vintage chic style that would make anyone feel luxurious. It may seem like a look that would be impossible for you to achieve at home, but with our guidance, we will help you get there!
The best thing to do is to take a little time to create a mood board so you get a good idea of the final look you are trying to achieve. Then, it’s about finding all the right pieces to complete the look. We pride ourselves on our beds – the French-style bed frames are truly built to impress – and by choosing the right fabrics you can really make the bed a showstopper. We will show you how the right cusions, quilts and blankets can finish off the design.
Have a read through the complete guide to find out more about getting mirrors, dressing tables, window dressings and more to complete the look.
Chapter 6: The Bathroom
Most homes have very similar looking bathrooms, but here at The Rosebery, we believe that there is no need to have a boring bathroom in your home! Our free standing roll top baths add that beautiful vintage look to our bathrooms, but it doesn’t stop there.
We have gone to great lengths to ensure every last detail helps to achieve the right vintage chic look. Of course, you don’t have to create an exact replica of our bathrooms. It’s all about creating a look that matches your home decor and personality. This guide shows you how you can make pieces your own, simply by adding some paint and the right fixtures.
We offer plenty of tips and advice to help you achieve that beautiful and luxurious feel, right at home.
Chapter 7: The Garden
Vintage shabby chic decor in your garden? That’s right! The first 6 chapters show you how to achieve the look at home, but this chapter is all about getting the right look in your backyard.
Many people go out into their gardens to relax and enjoy a little piece of greenery – why not enjoy it in style? Our guide will give you a look at our uniquely styled garden and show you how you can get the very same look for your own outdoor living space.
Decorate your backyard with shabby chic garden furniture, beautiful mirrors and quirky bird feeders. Have a little fun and add a bit of colour to your garden – your neighbours are sure to be impressed!