Retro designs are among some of the most awe-inspiring and exciting it is possible to find. The great thing about retro interior designs is that they’re 100% what they say they are. It is impossible to have a room that is only half-retro, for example, because it simply won’t work and look like a mash up of styles, and an awkward one at that.
Here are some great ideas for retro interior designs that will make your room old-school and trendy from top to bottom.
Black and White Kitchen
The focus here is on the distinct contrasts you get between the black and white squared floor, black fittings, and brilliant white walls. While that is retro enough in itself, adding a hint of red to your kitchen will give it more than a hint of 50’s American diner. Your best choice is to go for a SMEG fridge and a cooker, both in red, which will stand out yet make your room come together all at the same time.
If you really want to take things to the extreme, then consider buying a high marble table with leather stools running along one of your kitchen walls. If you have the space, then a low table complete with retro chairs is definitely worth considering, too.
Back to Basics
The paradox of creating yourself a basic living area is that you can take retro and make it look like a modern trend that is fresh out of the box. When we say back to basics, we’re talking about having only three or four things in your main living space.
Ideally, you want to have an old rug, a battered old sofa, a G plan coffee table or something similar, and an old-school television set. Put this together on top of a hard floor – you might need to cheat a little and use an industrial looking laminate in the absence of a raw concrete floor – and you’ll have a great retro room.
The Opposite Direction: Full
Of course, another option available to you is to go for a retro look inspired by times when clutter, apparently, was cool.
The centrepiece of this design in your living space isn’t how much stuff you have, however, but the loud and very over the top wallpaper prints and other decorations you have in your room. Retro carpet designs are available from many retailers, while some have even jumped fully onto the bandwagon and feature concept rooms filled with retro ideas.
A Retro Bedroom
Bedrooms are often the most difficult room to make into a retro paradise, as you’re continually treading the fine line between retro and what you’d ordinarily consider vintage. Instead of focusing too much on the centrepiece of your room, the bed, look at the wallpaper you use and your use of colour throughout. You should be looking for a pattern but not something too loud or busy, while colours ought to be understated and something that you might otherwise consider drab. Don’t worry, however, as it’ll fit in perfectly with your trend!
Consider retro themes for your home and get started implementing your designs at the earliest opportunity; they are a great way to add a touch of excitement and something different to where you live.
Author Bio: Jon is an interior design enthusiast who used oriental style wardrobe doors from Superglide to help him create a retro look in his bedroom. Elsewhere in his home, Jon has implemented a variety of design trends, including vintage and modern minimalist, in order to give his home a diverse, quirky feel.