Get the Look: Retro (Interior Design) Styling


When it comes to Retro – we’re commonly talking 50s, 60s and 70s styles. This era embraced a kaleidoscope of contrasting colours and design features.



Here are some key words to get you in the groove:

  • Shagpile
  • Cork
  • Carpet
  • Timber
  • Felt
  • Wool
  • Pattern
  • Faux leather
  • Bean bags
  • Oversized footstools
  • Wallpaper
  • Mood lights
  • Texture


These are just a few fundamentals when capturing this eclectic interior design style.



Above are some awesome pattern swatches reminiscent of the eras that Retro encapsulates – these patterns are universally loved and just waiting for someone to give them a new life. These types of fabrics nowadays can be harder to source but so worth the time! These vintage patterns are made up of great detail and can be a simple touch to your space that adds an enormous amount of retro feels.



Okay, let’s talk colour! Colour palettes are a very diverse mix of muted neutrals and bright pops of colour – if you loved these vintage eras, this style will come naturally to you through a bit of style discovery.



Notice how these colours pop but are also somewhat muted – this is the type of vibe you want from your décor and colour palette to recreate that vintage aspect.


And remember it’s only a matter of time before Retro style incorporates 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s to the kaleidoscope so don’t be scared to be timeless!


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