Retro Style Furniture

Retro furniture is a style that has typically taken inspiration from trends of the past in particular the 1950’s-1980’s. The interesting style creation of Retro is most probably influenced by the post-war period in the 1960s, when a younger generation of people were trying to spread peace, love, and freedom by all means available. Many Retro furniture pieces of today are re production and have been made to look like furniture from the past with a modern twist. The sleek lines of retro furniture can be easily recognised as well as the angled out legs and feet. Retro furniture is not restricted to a certain colour palette, many painted finishes and stains can be classed as Retro. Retro means a style that is derived from the recent past. The word retro is the shortened word for “retrospective” meaning “looking back”. It intends to create a nostalgic feeling towards the past and in fashion, we use the word retro to refer to the revival of old yet relatively recent styles.

In terms of Retro Style Interior Design it literally involves several decades of styles, and the term itself as interior design magazines often say is used to describe an interior decoration of mixed styles and objects that are influenced by trends and styles from the past, second hand and new. Retro style decorating usually has a fun, lively feel to it, with bright colours and wild designs. There’s nothing easygoing or casual about retro-style decorating but can be seen as loud, busy and most definitely “funky”. Introducing colours like Avocado Green or Mustard yellow is an easy way to inject a bit of Retro Style, combinations of brown, achromatic white and black, orange and red, purple and pink both make a great addition to your retro decor. Retro style furniture has an abstract feel to it, with each piece almost fighting for the limelight as the focal point of the room. Sofas are broad and elongated with multi-coloured throw pillows for an added dash of colour. The sixties were the times of progress, allowing to use uncommon materials for furniture production. For instance, plastic could be used for chairs, tables, lamp shades and others.

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