Let's get far out with our decorating and try one of the fastest-growing trends for 2021 and beyond. We're talking about retro style decorating that combines many decades of designs together, especially the '50s, 60s and 70's when colors were bright, fabrics were bold and an anything-goes attitude energized the generation.
Retro-style decorating has a fun-loving, yet bold theme. Every piece in a room from the walls to the floors, the furniture to the home accents, and everything in-between is busy, funky, and oh, so delightful. Let's take a look at some different ways to add some decor of the past in the bedrooms of today.
Funky Bed Design: The bedroom is a place to relax and unwind, so to get a retro vibe in the boudoir, start with a bed that features distinct designs from the past. Our Teak Platform Bed features an upholstered headboard and brushed brass feet that are distinctively retro. It's all about the textures from the past...the more the better. Add colorful accent pillows like our furry orange lamb pillows and a cozy blanket or two, and you're good to go!
Vintage Accent Tables: Remember that retro styling is all about celebrating a time gone by. Mixing different styles of furniture will provide an eclectic aura while allowing you to exercise your individual style. Our Vintage Black Walnut Night Stand will miraculously blend beautifully with your grandparent's hope chest and the bold, colorful chair you landed at last year's auction. You don't need two exact nightstands either. Don't be afraid to trust your instincts. The bolder and more standout, the better.
Wall Art that Wows: Remember when the wallpaper was wild, colorful, and geometric, baby? You might not want to commit to head-to-toe retro walls, but you can get that same look with large framed wall art. Our Luxe Decor art collections have an awesome variety of framed art that will do the trick. There are bold, colorful abstract designs and more subtle, neutral pieces that will give you just the amount of retro you are looking for. Take into consideration the frame, too. Metal like silver and brass offer an element of dimension and a simple canvas offers a minimalist touch.
Pillow Talk: If you aren't quite sure about the retro vibe but want to start giving it a try, start with the bedding. We touched on texture can make a big difference in a room. Start your retro journey by tossing some mismatched accent pillows on your bed. Mix together our black and white striped pillow with our cream and orange pillow. Get bigger and bolder with a furry orange lamb pillow or stick with lamb pillows in assorted colors and let your love for fur out to play. You just might be surprised at how much you love this look that you'll do a complete bedroom makeover.
It's your bedroom, and you'll see how easy it is to add a bit of the past into your present decor.
As these mod pieces show, a retro aesthetic can still be at the forefront of all things chic. This polished retreat brings together dark-stained furniture, architectural prints, and metal lamps to achieve a classic vintage look. Bursts of orange and crimson throughout give strong nods to posh seventies style, while clean lines and neutral accents add an airy leaning to the space.