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Want to Go Retro? Here’s How

Maybe it’s the hankering back to a less stressful time, reliving your youth or that you simply love the style, whatever the reason, retro décor is becoming increasingly popular. Go for authentic or look for copies and reproduction furniture, furnishings and accessories to add a retro vibe to your home.

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The Guardian

Use duck egg blue for kitchen cupboard fronts. Add an authentic table and chairs for informal dining. Use black and white chequerboard tiles on the floor.

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Dot & Bo

Do a little research into colour schemes and styles of furniture. Scout around actions, boot fairs or shop which specialise in retro furniture.


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Add period lighting, wall art and accessories to bring the look together.


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Pop art and sherbet colour tones in orange, yellow and pale teal blues will give a retro vibe.


Dot & Bo

Fitted kitchens were just beginning to be seen in homes, however, to get the look you need to use pale colours for cupboard fronts, rather than white or wood.


SG Living Pod

You can still have modern televisions in a retro home, simply mount it on a large circular statement board so that it blends with a the scheme.


Best of Interiors

Give teen bedrooms a 60s retro makeover with bright colours, and funky furniture.



Look for Eames style chairs, along with a period television to step back in time.


Kid Space Stuff

Search for pin ball machines, jukeboxes to give a teens room or family games room a funky retro feel.


Heart Home Magazine

Wallpaper is a must if you want to get an authentic retro look. Go for geometrics with botanical themes in muted yellow and soft teal.

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