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.

Guest bedroom entryway with latched door.

Antique door latches on all the doors…


Guest Bedroom Ideas Created with Antique Family Keepsakes

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.

rod iron bed with vintage bedding.

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.

Guest Bedroom Ideas Created with Antique Family Keepsakes

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.

Antique side table.

Guest Bedroom

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.

Wrought Iron Bed

My mother made the cute white and blue curtains, which I think will stay in this guest bedroom.

Guest Bedroom Ideas Created with Antique Family Keepsakes

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

Guest Bedroom Ideas Created with Antique Family Keepsakes

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.

Guest Bedroom Ideas Created with Antique Family Keepsakes

Check out some of the other looks this guest bedroom has had over the past year:

Small Guest Bedroom Seasonal Refresh

Decorating with Red, White, and Blue in the Guest Bedroom

Coastal Cottage Style Bedroom

When Summer Starts

Wrought Iron bed with quilt.

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:

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.

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Guest Bedroom Ideas Created with Antique Family Keepsakes

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  1. Beautiful! What is the white paint color?