The retro style is basically a combination of every vintage theme that came by and passed away through the last half of the twentieth century. From the space age enthusiasm of the 60s to the hippie and plaid craze of the 70s, everything that happened during that era encompasses the retro genre. However, plain retro can be super boring if you do not use it with a modern twist. Alone, it feels very overwhelming, but with a few modern hacks, it can be perfectly suited for contemporary sensibilities. Let’s take a look at how you can do that:
1. Round edged furniture
This living room interior design is the perfect example of how you can emulate a retro-modern theme in the most pleasantly quirky way. The round edged furniture is an ode to the 60s, while the boxy, straight-laced clean design of the rest of the room emulates the chic austerity of the modern theme.
2. Whites and woods
Want to know how you can bring back the vintage nostalgia of the classic 90s kitchen back with a modern twist? Well, you can just look at this beautiful kitchen design for inspiration. The wooden cabinets are a 90s specialty but the laminate provides it a contemporary twist. The bar stools are another retro item that add a quirky vibe to this entire set-up.
3. Bright colors
This bedroom interior design is the best mixture of artsy retro and clean modernism. The bright pop of color provided by the bed covers is classic 60s, and looks stunning against the contrast of neutral tones that make up the rest of this interior design. The overall combination is edgy and energetic with the best possible blend of the two aesthetics.
4. Be understated
The majority of this bathroom’s aesthetic is majorly modern, but a few small details provide a nice ode to the retro style. the round vanity sink coupled with the round edges of the looking mirror atop are a great way to emphasize the retro aspects in the most understated way possible.
Retro artwork was an amazing combination of pop and lock – the colorful blends, the unique style and the stylish execution of that look have all been simulated in a small scale version in this particular dining nook. On the other hand, the crisp lines and modern materials all appeal to the contemporary lifestyle and sensibilities as well.