Even today’s most beautiful stars can’t quite match the old Hollywood glamour of screen icons like Jean Harlow, Grace Kelly and Rita Hayworth. On and off camera they oozed allure and femininity from their make-up and clothes right down to their homes. Classic films are filled with shots of opulent bedrooms featuring luxury fabrics and furniture and this has provided us with inspiration for our own ‘Old Hollywood’ bedroom and re-creating the looks of years gone by.
Old Hollywood style bedrooms are influenced by a range of themes including French décor. Think velvet and satin bedding, vintage wall paper with gold or silver designs and beautiful statement pieces that are timeless and chic. A good modern example of this is the character of Blair Waldorf on TV’s Gossip Girl, herself inspired by the likes of Audrey Hepburn who uses soft metallics in pastel shades to create a room which is glamorous and fitting for an Upper East Side princess.
Beds should be large with detailed frames and headboards and look best in silver or gold for added luxury. The Tiffany Silver Upholsted Bed encapsulates the look perfectly and is upholstered in soft grey chenille which is ideal for creating a film noir feel. This is an opportunity to get creative with bedding by adding stacks of throws and cushions in velvet and silk fabrics to create an inviting and elegant focal point for your bedroom.
A vintage style table lamp such as this Crystal and Nickel Table Lamp looks retro and classy and is perfect for setting the mood teamed with soft candlelight. The crystal bead design catches the light to create a stunning effect and looks striking next to your bed or dressing table.
Of course, no Old Hollywood bedroom would be complete without beautiful storage units for keeping clothes and jewellery and any other precious treasures. We love the Venetian style of these Valance Mirrored Venetian Bedside Drawers which feature subtle but stylish details which give it a 1940s look perfect for the likes of Lauren Bacall.
A luxury armchair is an ideal accessory for recreating this beautiful theme. Whether taking time out to read or watch the world go by à la Rear Window, the addition of a classically designed armchair can give the room an authentic look and feel. Beau Décor’s Modern Glamour Ivory Stud Chair features elegant stud detailing and is versatile in that it is suitable for both modern and vintage themed décor. It’s a distinguished piece which is a great investment and will look extremely glamorous in your new look bedroom.
Using ideas from classic Hollywood styles is a great way to show off your design tastes and will be sure to draw admiration from friends and family. It’s a look which is suited to any home and is a simple and tasteful way to bring luxury into your life.
Explore further styles and ideas for creating ‘Old Hollywood’ in your home by viewing our furniture collections here.