Get groovin’ with these eleven retro room ideas – each featuring one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by 60s and 70s interior design.
11. The Sleek End Table
Part of the charm of retro living rooms is that every piece, no matter how big or small, contributes to the room’s mid-century appeal with its own exciting features. With bright colors and patterns, this can mean a bold array of designs, each competing for attention. However, by restricting the color palette to one or two neutrals, the focus is kept on texture and silhouettes, making it easy for each piece – whether it’s a sleek end table or a cozy shag rug – to shine without clashing with the surrounding décor.
Honorable Mention: Retro Dining Chairs
Like the retro dining table, 70's retro dining chairs are sleek and minimal but still full of style and daring. Most designs are inspired by mid-century diners or restaurant-style seating, where establishments used smaller profiles to be able to fit more occupants within a room.
Retro Decor Ideas
Want to travel back in time? Skip the space-time continuum equations. Instead, go for retro decor, which will make your home feel like it's "stuck in the 70's" (in a good way)! Hang up classic car and architecture wall art and beatnik-inspired bohemian wall tapestries; paint an accent wall in avocado green or burnt orange. Incorporate a muted color palette and vintage iconography as much as you can, and enjoy the bliss of nostalgia!
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