Retro inspired interior style in modern
homes has become a trend now. Bold colours like purple & pink are one of
the hottest presently, with accents of gold & silver here and there. Chic &
fashionable retro concept can create a unique look & a refreshing ambience in your home.
• Retro design
style is a mix match of past styles with some modern twist. Each year has
got its own feature; focus on a particular era that you would want to add to
your space. For example, well known personalities of that era, their
photographs, ranging from artists singers, movies or music. Gather some of
these objects, easily available at antique stores & display them. It can be
the focal point of your room.
• Though bold &
vivacious colours are frequently used, you need not go overboard with it. A
unique combination can be achieved by adding a few patterned carpets, a modern
chair or some retro pieces to enhance your living space. This also gives a
break from the usual monotonous designs.
• It is important
to introduce bold patterns & bold colours with caution to achieve a
sophisticated design. Red, yellow, turquoise, hot pink, electric blue etc. were
some popular colours. A completely retro inspired design in present times will
give an overwhelming look.
• Textures are very
important, most prominently used is smooth plastic, soft vinyl, crushed velvet
etc. Since the theme stands for boldness, you can experiment carefully with
chandeliers, wardrobes and side tables can add style to the living room. A few
elements like cushions and rugs give a playful & hip look.
• By using wooden
look for furniture, modern retro style can appear warm & comfortable.
• You can
accessorise your space by using these different patterns with geometric shapes
in carpets and wall papers. Artefacts with bright colours and large size can be
used along with abstract pieces as sculptures.
• Mix & match
your furniture with a single piece of chair or sofa as the focal point. Most
sofas are broad with multi-coloured cushions and, to achieve a shiny Bing, a
dash of chrome bar stool with bright red or some silver or gold. This draws
instant attention and gives the perfect Retro feeling.