In 2009 Mette traveled to London and discovered a small dusty Indian hardware store with the most stunning vintage wallpapers. The wallpapers were hidden away in the basement of the store and not a roll had been sold in over 40 years. What an utter waste of such delights, thought Mette. She traveled back to Denmark with around 60 rolls of the stuff but just wasn’t satisfied. She couldn’t stop thinking about the rest of the treasures that were just lying there being wasted. So impulse and passion took over and she hopped on a plane, came back to the hardware store and bought every bit of wallpaper on offer… thousands and thousands of rolls. And that is how the utterly delightful Retro Villa store was born.
Looking at these wallpapers I can completely understand why Mette couldn’t forget about them. They make such an impactful backdrop for any room but I especially like them in a kids room. And the ‘no holds barred’ approach where different colours, prints and patterns are used within one room just add to the wow factor.
You can buy vintage wallpaper by the roll at Retro Villa who have an amazing selection but they also use it to decorate kids vintage furniture just like the cubby hole shelves and chair pictured above which are for sale too. Mette, the owner and founder, is also a stylist and many of these images are her work. There’s a whole load of inspirational pictures on her website so if you’re feeling as inspired as me, you can buy the paper and have a go at sprucing up an old piece or furniture.kids room inspiration, vintage, vintage childrens furniture, vintage decorating ideas, vintage inspiration, vintage wallpaper