How to Make the Retro look Work in your Home

Items from a bygone era can be seen across the UK…that’s because Retro furniture is back and it’s trendier than ever!  Designers seem to love the nostalgia of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and are enjoying reviving these old designs and giving them a modern twist.

In your home, retro furniture can be introduced in a variety of ways; whether it’s one piece to grab attention, retro accessories to add a splash of the past, or furnishing an entire room – this look can be achieved  easily and you’ll have an interior that is very on-trend.

Retro Furniture – Getting the Retrospective Look Right in the HomeIn the living room, many of us have mounted our TVs on brackets on the wall, so why not use the space underneath to introduce a retro inspired TV unit.  This is a great way of introducing retro furniture into your living space. Alternatively, purchase a coffee table and make this the focal point in your room.  Slanted legs and over hung tops are reminiscent of Scandinavian style and are very popular in furniture design at the moment.

If you are looking for an attention grabber for your living room, then add a sideboard like the artisan multi drawer chest. You can’t get more retro then this piece with its 12 different sized drawers, painted finish and vintage styled handles.

 

 

Retro Furniture – Getting the Retrospective Look Right in the HomeIn the dining room, why not update the look of this space by replacing your chairs? Metal industrial inspired seating works beautifully when teamed with wooden dining tables; this look will give your dining area an instant face lift and ‘new retro’ feel.

 

Retro Furniture – Getting the Retrospective Look Right in the HomeIn the office area, why not get creative and buy a retro-styled desk? Add a metal wall clock and metal office chair and you’ll have a work space that looks great.

 

 

Retro Furniture – Getting the Retrospective Look Right in the HomeWhichever room you’re furnishing, do not forget your lighting. Add a 70s style floor lamp in distressed metal in the choice of red or black and you’ll have your home illuminated in retro style.

 

 

Retro Furniture – Getting the Retrospective Look Right in the HomeRemember, the goal when decorating your home in the retro style is to keep the look up to date by selecting a few key pieces which add a modern twist. In other words, mix old with new.  For example, if you love collecting trinkets and knick- knacks then why not get hunting for vintage inspired accessories and display them on a modern shelving unit in your lounge? If your hallway is large enough for a console then purchase a console table, hang a mirror above and display one or two of your retro accessories which will set the theme from the moment you enter your home.

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