Home Decor – Why Go Retro?

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What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of retro decorating? Is it the shag carpets in front of the fire? Is the avocado colored kitchen that you think of first? It does not matter what you first think of when you imagine your home decor in a retro style, the fact is it's making a comeback and it's coming back strong.

Is it cheap?

Home decor styles in the 60's and in the 70's varied broadly and more often than not color was the main focus in anyone's decor at that time. There are plenty of great and cost effective ways to Incorporate the 60's and the 70's into your home decor plan.

Fabrics and patterns

When thinking of using fabrics that represent the retro era you will have to look for bright colors and big patterns. Plaid or paisley are often used in getting a retro feel to a home's decor. You can mix patterns but beware of over cluttering the room and making it feel chaotic. You can create this simply by throwing a few cushions or pillows that fit in with the retro area onto a sofa. You could also add an area rug to the home that will again create an easy retro home decor style.

Retro furniture

Retro furniture is also making a massive comeback on the marketplace, such things as bean bags and bean bag chairs are really popular. Plastic tables and chairs also give off a retro feel. You could even opt for an inflatable chair if you so wish, just do not let the cat on it!

Accessories for the retro home

Accessories can be a fun way to add some retro to your home. Why not opt ​​for some lava lamps, a rotary phone or stacked record albums in a corner or on a shelf. You could find some old retro posters either of films in that era or of bands in that era. Frame them and hang them on the wall to create a great retro centerpiece.

Colors

When using colors to make your home decor feel more retro, brown is usually a good starting point. There are some gorgeous shades of brown on the market so pick one that you like and that compliments the home and you will soon have a retro feeling through.

The general rule of thumb is to use pale colors throughout a small room and darker colors within a large room. If you have a small room then you could have the paler brown on the walls and darker accessories to compliment the general colors and feelings.

Where to find retro

A great way to have a retro feel in your house without blowing the budget is to look around charity shops or online. You may even already have some of the things you need in your foundation or in your attic. Ask your family members if they have any old items that they do not want anything. It can be a cost effective way for everyone.

So getting a retro feel to your home decor plan could be cheaper than you first thought. Go Retro!

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Source by Alex Hanson