How To Achieve A Retro Inspired Home

How To Achieve A Retro Inspired Home

Retro Inspired Home Decor.

What exactly is a retro inspired home décor? Retro interior designs are inspired by the mid mod era of the 50's 60's and 70's. They are an eclectic mix of old styles, now sprinkled in with the modern take of days gone by.

 A retro piece or two just may be for you. Especially if you love color, fun and unique patters, florals, and a happy vibe feeling surrounding. They always say what is old is new again. The difference is, this style really never left and many have embraced their inner hippie, hipster style. A trend certainly worth noticing.

Mixing and matching styles is certainly what it is all about. You don't want the perfect aesthetics look, so perfectly placed and symmetrical in design. In fact, that is pretty boring and quite predictable. 

Thrifting is a great start. Pick up that old beat up coffee table and add a bold and fun modern retro area rug underneath. You always need an inspiration piece to start the room coming together. My motto has always been, 'home wasn't built in a day". Take your time and enjoy the process. Your home will tell a story of days gone by, and you too will have to memories and moments to enjoy.

 

I personally love a cohesive look from room to room. That does not equate to matching. I like to keep a color balance, flipping from room to room with bold florals, and groovy wavy patterns. 

Geometric rugs, and abstract wall papers can really complete your space and transform it to something out of the ordinary. Peel and Stick wallpapers are a great addition and especially for apartment dwellers. It is easily removeable, and a super cinch to add to your blank walls.

Don't ever lose sight of functionality in your space. Although you can pull together a great room, you want everything in some way or another to make sense. Or at least make sense to you. 

Retro colors come in a variety of hues.  Most often muted colors. They don't draw from primary colors.  The most popular of color schemes are- neutrals such as creams, yellowed browns, blues, sage green, teal, and art deco style pastels such as peach or pale pink. Color influences range from the 1920s to the 1980s.
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Debbie- Mid Century Modern Gal