Everywhere you look, the bold colors and design of the retro 60’s are in. From funky fabric to sleek office furniture and cozy kitchens with bright colors, lots of frills and plates of cupcakes – retro home décor is hot.
Decorating your home with a vintage vibe isn’t just about breaking out the lava lamps and shag rugs. With a few simple tips you can transform your home from boring to retro with attitude whether you want to go all the way or just take it one room at a time.
Express Yourself with Bold Colours
If the 1950’s were all about soft pastels and the wholesome comfort of suburban life, design in the 60’s was about being bold and letting your self expression run free. Colour pallets exploded into bright oranges, greens and reds. Women were getting out of the kitchen and into the workforce and were no longer subscribing to traditional roles in the home. Pretty in pink was no more.
Colours in the 60’s were all about warmth, passion and most of all, action. Adding some retro 60’s color will definitely have you taking a walk on the wild side. Whether painting the kitchen a cool lime green and accenting with orange appliances or daring to put that big, bold wall art in the living room – going retro is all about making a statement.
Get Obsessed With Sleek Lines
Design in the 60’s was futuristic. People were obsessed with space travel and technology. Interior and furniture designers took note and furniture took on a futuristic look with smooth, sleek organic lines like the ones in these retro inspired bar stools. Add a touch of novelty to your home with bold, sleek furniture in solid colors.
One of the most fascinating influences of the 60’s was the psychedelic movement and psychedelic influences were seen everywhere. One of the most common were in fabric and wall paper prints. Mesmerizing patterns that often play tricks with your eyes, flower motifs and bright, saturated colour are a hallmark of psychadelia’s influence on design.
Bring back that groovy feeling with eye-catching wall paper in pretty floral prints and fun abstract designs. If you don’t feel like wallpapering an entire room, consider finding a handful of retro 60’s inspired prints and framing them. Hang them up on a bold orange or lime green wall for the full effect.
Thrift Store Finds Are Just Fine
Thrift stores aren’t just for finding stuff at a deep discount. You can score some great retro pieces from appliances that actually work to furniture with some soul. When purchasing vintage furniture from a thrift store, always make sure to thoroughly inspect it for damage. Unlike purchasing from a department store or online, thrift store purchases are usually final and cannot be returned.
Of course, you can also snag some great retro inspired finds online too, like this futuristic coffee table. Whatever your preference, adding a touch of vintage to your home is simple, fun and affordable.