Retro, vintage and industrial inspired furniture trends are here to stay in a big way this year. It just goes to show, when your grandparents told you to save their furniture for the future (when it would fashionable again), they were right! The desire for retro furnishings is high in the fashion stakes in 2014, and although styles and colours have changed slightly, the actual furniture design is similar to those from the past, and designers are taking their inspiration from previous decades and adding a modern twist to it. Retro is exactly what it means, retrospective or nostalgic. Retro furniture can refer to any piece from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s or a new piece of furniture made in the style of these eras.
In the world of furniture, the recent retro furnishings revival has seen the emergence of some super stylish and quirky pieces that are suitable even for even the most contemporary and minimalist of homes. You don’t have to fill your interior with retro furniture to achieve this trendy look, instead add statement pieces to your home as this creates a much more dramatic look than over-cluttering and mixing too many elements together. If you’re finding it hard to choose retro furnishings for your interior, then it’s always best to get online and surf the internet for lots of ideas. For example, in the living room add a retro television unit and you’ll create instant vintage charm. Add a retro metal floor lamp and your living room will be illuminated in 1960’s style.
Retro interiors should be fun and introduce colour to your surroundings. Here, at Puji, one of our favourite retro inspired pieces is the Artisan multi drawer chest. Quirky, vintage, edgy and cool are words that have been used to describe it. Pieces like this can used in any room and will introduce a touch of retro charm to your interior along with practical storage of course. With 12 multi sized compartments, you can use the space to store a multitude of items. Hand-crafted from solid mango wood and then hand-painted and finished off with an array of vintage style handles, this is a must-have piece!
If your interior is fully furnished and you don’t have the space or budget for a large furniture piece, then think retro in terms of seating. Metal and industrial inspired chairs are everywhere at the moment, and if you’ve been on the lookout for a trendy occasional chair then look no further! The leather hoop chair is the perfect choice for a retro office space, funky dining room or stand alone bedroom chair. The iron frame has been distressed to give this chair an aged appearance while the contrasting orange leather makes you think of bygone eras.
If you want to introduce a retro feel into your home, but are nervous about taking on such a key trend, then why not start with some retro accessories, such as large retro and colourful wall clock, a new radio in the kitchen (in a revival 1950’s style) and even some quirky kitchen accessories. Before you know it you’ll have created some funky and very retro focal points throughout your home.
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