Dancing With 60’s Décor – The Original Retro Style

The 60’s is a decade that revolutionized modern music as well as interior design.

While the Beatles and The Rolling Stones were battling it out on one side, shag rugs and the space age were redefining the general interior design aesthetics on the other. The hippie movement was in full swing, movies like The Space Odyssey were the blockbusters of the era; the design world was appreciating psychedelic color schemes and spin inducing patterns all at the same time.

The 60’s is truly the beginning of an era and the start of an age. Every design niche was slowly crawling towards what we have today.

In this post, we are going to bring you the vintage 60’s vibe into your modern interiors.


1) Bright colors and patterns


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Pop art was being truly appreciated for its rawness and vibrancy at the time. Its vivid and exuberant color scheme seeped into the interior designing sensibilities of the time.

Bright colors and patterns became a phenomenon, whose vintage appeal is appreciated to this day. The major inspiration for this movement was led by David Hicks, an English interior decorator and designer. Hence, the one of the best ways to bring a little 60’s in your contemporary interiors is by using a popping color scheme.




2) Floral designs and patterns


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The Hippie Movement may be a bohemian enterprise, it is also the inspiration for some major 60’s interior design phenomenon; the granny patterns.


Comprised of flowers and vines, this pattern is extremely popular. It is also considered a major representation of the Hippie movement. In this way, interior design has a way of reflecting the socio-economic going-on’s of the past. These patterns can be found on furniture upholstery and wall applications.



3) Biomorphic plastic furniture


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The space age is just starting to take shape as a concept, and it inspires the design of futuristic furniture. Biomorphic shapes in furniture design are made in plastics that are molded into indecipherable shapes and forms. The idea is to mimic the creative and futuristic shapes inspired by the space age renaissance.



4) Beanbags


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Bright colored beanbags are an innovative furniture inlet that inspired many. It can be considered an informal seating arrangement; nonetheless, it can be a formal space faux pas in the contemporary design mannerisms. Briefly, beanbags are relegated to casual seating arrangements and settings.




5) Pop art decoration


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Art movement is definitely the inspirations for the running architecture and interior themes. The 60’s was no different. Even until today, a small incorporation of pop art style artwork in a modern setting will bring in a high nostalgic element to the setting that would be reminiscent of the 60’s.

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