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. Interior of a cream kitchen with black and white checked floor

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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. Seventies style living room with stripy textured wall, red two seater chairs facing each other around a small coffee table and two light blue arm chairs

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Do a little research into colour schemes and styles of furniture. Scout around actions, boot fairs or shop which specialise in retro furniture. White living room, with white shag pile rug, orange leather sofa and armchair and pendant shaped oval lamp shade suspended quite low from the ceiling

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Add period lighting, wall art and accessories to bring the look together. Luxury living room space with a yellow curvey sofa, duck egg blue bean shaped rug and Debbie Harry black and gold pop art wall canvas

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Pop art and sherbet colour tones in orange, yellow and pale teal blues will give a retro vibe. 1950s blue floored kitchen with bright yellow kitchen cabinets and a peach tiled wall with butterfly design

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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. Futuristic style living space with black and white striped wallpaper, red sofa and TV on a rotating circle for position it towards the sofa or towards the kitchen

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. Yellow sixties style living room with bright green sofa

Best of Interiors

Give teen bedrooms a 60s retro makeover with bright colours, and funky furniture. Vintage cream and pink living room with period sixties chairs, TV and cream fitted shelves


Look for Eames style chairs, along with a period television to step back in time. Juke box, pinball machine and set of shelves with green and pink drawers

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Search for pin ball machines, jukeboxes to give a teens room or family games room a funky retro feel. Light green dining room with herb and plant wallpaper and plants on the round dining room table

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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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