5 Tips to Embrace Retro Style Decor

Last updated on February 11th, 2022

Be it in fashion, colors, or home decor, a trend has an uncanny habit of taking a full cycle and making a comeback! And, one such home decor trend that has made a huge comeback is the retro-style decor. Retro-style décor means different things to different people. This decor style incorporates a wide range of styles, and the term itself is used to describe any interior decor style that is influenced by patterns and styles from the past. However, that doesn’t mean that any period could be termed as retro. The term retro is used to portray decor styles from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s.

This decor style boasts an eclectic mix of old styles and new forms, teamed with brilliant hues to add energy into any room. Think of the textures and materials used during the ’60s (velvet, vinyl), and you’ll get an idea as to how your interiors need to be able to hold the essence of retro style. So, if retro-style decor is something that interests you, then here are 5 amazing ways to embrace it in your home. Let’s take a look.

1. Furniture

Retro-style furniture is all about using unique and elaborate pieces that try to steal the spotlight and make a statement in a room. Think huge couches with multi-hued throw pillows, heavily carved poster bed in the bedroom, sparkly chrome barstools with brilliant red seats in the kitchen, and easy chairs and ottomans in the living room.

2. Colors to Use

One of the simplest and easiest ways to embrace retro-style décor is with colors! Colors like avocado green, mustard yellow, brown, red, black, and white are by far the most popular color choices in this decor style. Additionally, don’t forget to add hints of purple, pink, bright orange, green, and blue as accessories. You can also add trademark retro pieces like tie-dyed fabrics and checkered patterns!

3. Textures

Texture is one aspect where retro-style decor likes to go over the top. Think of shag carpets, extravagant velvet, smooth plastics, and delicate vinyl. Don’t be afraid of going overboard, as this decor style is all about making a bold statement.

4. The Lighting

Lighting plays an integral part in retro-style decor. Think of metal arc floor lamps with an extravagant shade and pendant lamps that bring in the retro vibe. These days you can get a lot of retro lighting options both online and offline.

5. Accessories

Did you notice various 60’s inspired accessories like sunburst mirrors,  grandfather’s clocks, and colorful vintage crockery doing the rounds in your local furniture shops? All these vintage accessories are instrumental in turning your home into a vintage abode. In case you are not sure about diving head-on into retro-inspired decor, think of embracing it bit by bit, by adding retro accessories first. Pick beautiful vintage metal tins to add retro vibes to a side table. You can also scour the local curio shop to find beautiful retro accessories.

Happy, decorating, folks!