The retro aesthetic is definitely making a comeback, but this time it’s featuring a totally contemporary twist! If you’ve ever loved a vintage classic look with lots of old-school accessories, then this style is going to be right up your alley. Want to take a look at all the ways that you can emulate it in your homes? Here’s are a few tips:
1. Picking the right furniture
These days, you’ll find a lot of interesting retro furnishings in the market. From the classic Eames Eiffel rocking chairs to vintage media consoles and many more, you can choose your pick and use them to emulate a retro chic aesthetic in your homes. But here’s the catch: you must use a totally simple backdrop. If you don’t, then your home is gong to look totally over-designed and weird.
2. Retro style fridges
If you want to emulate an instant retro chic impression in your home interiors then you can opt for the stylish old-school fridge! It’s available in many colours – all of them are bold and vibrant – which makes them a great focal point. So even if the rest of your ambiance features an understated palette, having that one fridge can make all the difference in how others will perceive the space!
3. Artwork of ye old
Retro artwork used to have a very specific style. It featured bold colours, vibrant graphics, and very literal details. Its lack of subtlety was – and still is – what makes it such a treat. So when you’re going for a retro chic aesthetic for your home interiors, you can easily do it by opting for a statement pop-art artwork. Just hanging one of these in the center of the room can instantly make your space evoke this look.
4. Classic retro floor patterns
The retro chic aesthetic has very bold floor patterns. You can pair them up with simple wall designs and finishes. Remember this: the goal is to make the floor as prominent as possible, so that the lightly finished walls and ceiling look elegant and simple in comparison. Try not to go for elaborate floor patterns in heavily furnished spaces – instead, select them for open areas like the kitchen, the corridor, or the foyer.
5. A touch of midcentury
If you do not want to be very loud or vibrant with your retro chic aesthetic, then you can simply emulate small touches of midcentury modern in the space to get a similar vibe. The nightstands in this bedroom are a great example of this technique. They’re very plain and modern, but they do have a distinct retro touch that makes them absolutely unique!