2015 – The year to go retro


Many of us have been looking for an excuse to embrace all things retro again and it’s finally here. Retro décor is going to be huge in 2015, more specifically using retro and vintage items to create a luxurious look.

The key to creating this look is to embrace the simplicity of the furniture from periods such as the 50s and 60s and then add the right accessories to create the luxury that you desire. This stops the room looking too sparse and cold.

The fantastic thing about the retro look is that there’s something for everyone. Whether you love baby blues and pinks or prefer more earthy colours like this Mocha paint from Little Greene, it’s easy to achieve the right look for any room in your home, from the kitchen to the bedroom. With many companies offering retro style furniture, décor options, and accessories, and with access to the real deal via sites like eBay, you can easily achieve the right design for your space and needs.

We found some great examples on Pinterest which we hope will give you some inspiration when embracing the looks of yesteryear.

The Kitchen – American Diner

Found on statigr.amIf you are a big fan of the American Diner look, it’s never been easier to recreate this in your own home. We love the use of pastel colours in this design to create a light and clean looking space! Little Greene has also embraced pastel with this gorgeous range of colours.

Found on statigr.am



Retro living

loungeMany people who think of retro décor think that this means that the living room will be dark, dusty and uninviting, think of Vera and Jack’s living room in Coronation Street. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, as you can see here, you can create a very light and welcoming space – no porcelain ducks on this wall!



Retro dining

dining 1dining 2Whether you are looking to bring a retro look into a small dining area or a large family dining room, it’s easy to do. Combine the colours and furniture of the 1950s and 1960s with light walls and you are on to a winner. Here are two fantastic examples.



The bedroom – the perfect mix of modern and vintage

bedroomIf you are the only one in your house that’s passionate about the 50s and 60s, there is a compromise to be had. Why not include a retro feature wall with modern accessories, we love the retro designs from Orla Kiely.

We think that this bedroom design is the perfect mix of modern and vintage décor.

Found on elle.es

The Bathroom

bathroomThis bathroom is the perfect example of how to incorporate the retro look into modern living. We love the art on the wall and the floor tiles, subtle but effective.





Call us today on 01664 851 502 to discuss your vision for your retro inspired space. We are always happy to help you when it comes to choosing your colours, wallpaper, and the essential finishing touches, or use our contact form here.