As I practice my patience in waiting for our newly inherited coastal Maine home to be painted and floors refinished in a couple of months, I decorated one of the home’s bedrooms to get us by. l hope you enjoy all the collected antiques and keepsakes that adorn this guest bedroom, keeping within the period of this Raeside-Dame coastal Maine home.
Antique door latches on all the doors…
See this bedroom today in the post, SMALL COTTAGE GUEST BEDROOM, VINTAGE AND DELIGHTFUL.
A wrought iron queen bed found on eBay for under $300 started this room off.
You may also enjoy the post, Coastal Bedding Ideas For Your Beach House.
One thing about decorating old New England homes, is I find that mixing colors and textures adds to the coziness. Here I added my mother’s handmade quilts to the guest bed, an old bed skirt from the closet, and her handmade braided rugs.
An antique table at the bedside with beach stones in antique tins along with a black and white photo of a girl and her dog on the beach add a touch of that coastal Maine vibe. All the antiques were collected by my parents throughout the years. Including the antique table, lamp, photos, and more.
See this bedroom today with seersucker bedding in the post, Coastal Bedroom with Dreamy Seersucker Bedding.
You may also enjoy this DIY License Plate Hat Rack and Wall Decor I made for this room too from vanity license plates that I found in my father’s old shed.
My mother made the cute white and blue curtains, which I think will stay in this guest bedroom.
A small gallery wall of seascapes, more handmade quilts, braided rugs, etc…
The tennis racquets were my father’s, which he played until he was 86 years old! After this room is painted, I will be creating something special with the 6 tennis racquets that he left behind.
And check out what else I found with a tennis theme in the post, Antiquing Down East, A Day’s Jaunt
The top left-hand corner photo is me as a little girl on the rocks of Nubble Light, Maine finding crabs and sea urchins. And the adjacent vintage photo is a photo of my mother at 3 years old with her Collie dog before any homes were built on the Nubble Light peninsula.
Check out some of the other looks this guest bedroom has had over the past year:
You may enjoy the post, Vintage Braiding Rug Stand | A Mother’s Day Reflection.
Where to Find Vintage Guest Bedroom Decor
If you want to create your own vintage style guest room, there are so many different ways to find beautiful pieces for your space. While I love exploring thrift shops and antique stores in my area, it’s also fun to travel to other cities, towns, and states to check out new vintage shops.
If you prefer to shop online, it’s absolutely possible to find vintage decor online. Check out my guide to online vintage shopping for my top tips and favorite websites for finding unique pieces.
Yard sales, estate sales, and even a Facebook marketplace are also great places to find vintage decor. You never know what you might come across when you’re thrifting!
Need more vintage decor inspiration?
Explore some of my favorite vintage home tours from the blog:
- Winter Vintage Decor Finds
- Decorating with Vintage Books
- 63+ Thrift Store Vintage Finds
- 13 Best-Loved Vintage Antiques and Uniques
I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed visiting our Home in Coastal Maine with us today.
Be sure also to check out our Home in Vermont, where we spend winters enjoying the coziness of home in the Green Mountains of Vermont.