How to create an interior in retro style?
Probably every apartment owner wants his home to be original, and at the same time cozy and comfortable. Choosing a retro style in the interior, you can not only transform your apartment, but also make it according to your taste and preferences. Interesting, but at the same time complex and diverse, this trend in design art opens up unlimited scope for flying creative imagination. It does not matter what year you turn to when styling your home. The main thing is to select all the details of the interior with taste.
Retro - a trend in art, to the bright and bold colors. Appearing in the late 50s-60s, it was a backlash against the military events of the 40s of the 20th century.
Retro style features
He embodied the most striking features of the 50-80s. Making out the room, apartment, you need to choose the most memorable events of this period. At the same time it is necessary to add some zest to the design of the room.
Retro is not only antique items and antiques. You can use any things from the past of their parents, grandparents, their parents. Take the old furniture and turn it into a sophisticated piece of modern home.
Retro style is a romanticization of the past. Things do not have to look old, they are a simple reminder that everything new is well forgotten old.
When you design an apartment in this style, you need to pay attention to the following points:
- selection of furniture of the appropriate form and color;
- color scheme of the room;
- selection of accessories and interior details.
Photo: corner rack for the best way for small rooms
Photo: children's room in retro style
The main thing in furniture is its unusual shape. The sofa is in the shape of a large flower bud or in the shape of painted female lips, a chair in the shape of a human hand - the furniture can be the most original.
The material from which the furniture is made, does not play such an important role. This may be plastic, plywood, fiberglass, natural wood.
Give a second life to objects left over from your ancestors. Ennoble them: sand, paint or varnish.
Tip: process the painted or varnished surface with a sandpaper, so you will get the effect of wear, make it old.
You can manually or with the help of a stencil to apply antiqued patterns. The ideal option is flowers, geometric shapes (squares, large and small circles), stripes, fruits, vegetables, imitation of children's drawings and other simple abstractions. So, in the 60s, the theme of the cosmos was fashionable, so in the design of the rooms used images of circles and hemispheres.
Choose furniture bulky polished. Rough and simple tables, a table in the shape of a shabby chest of faded wood, club-style armchairs, cabinets with glass shelves and patterned doors, an old pier-glass, long wide sofas with bright cushions, chairs with bright artificial leather-backed backs and chrome trim, lined cracked from time to time fireplace tiles.
Photo: unusual forms of furniture will be an original solution for the interior in retro style.
In the late 50s, life seemed not so terrible to people, the future was seen in the most rosy colors, so the furniture and, in general, the interior, were rich and colorful.
The main colors of the time - acid colors. Most often, red, hot pink, juicy green, blue, orange, and black predominate in this interior. Do not use blurry tones. Color should be saturated. In the modern interpretation in the design you can use mustard, olive, purple colors.
Tip: use incompatible colors (orange and blue, green and pink), but do not mix them.
Ceilings can be whitewashed or painted with light paint, as well as using rough plaster.
For walls suitable wallpaper with a primitive pattern (small flowers, geometric patterns, etc.). It must overlap with the ornament of furniture.
The floors are covered with linoleum and natural wood. You can paint them with monochromatic paint or tile them in a checkerboard pattern. Carpets with high pile, bright butterflies perfectly fit into the retro interior.
Photo: floor design with staggered tiles
Photo: wallpaper with small floral pattern perfectly fit into the interior retro style
Choice of accessories
Decor and various accessories are able to highlight any style decision. Start decorating your apartment in retro style with a hallway. This will set the tone for the whole dwelling. The interior of this room should be elegant. Do not clutter it with standard cabinets and bedside tables. Add Victorian style to the hallway trim. Decorate the walls with romantic wallpaper of light colors, use elements of iron forging.
Tip: use porcelain vases with fresh flowers, this will give the room sophistication and elegance.
Or, on the contrary, go back to the 60-70s of the year and decorate the walls with posters, bright paintings, vinyl records.
Photo: wall decoration with bright paintings
Use for a retro living room clock with a round dial in a simple black frame.
Tip: a few hours, occupying the entire wall of the living room, will make this room original and impress your guests.
Also, crystal vases, colored decanters of glass with a pattern, photographs in wooden frames, sets of past years, and pictures of a past epoch are suitable for decorating the guest room.
Old floor lamps, lamps with lampshades decorated with tassels and fringe are a wonderful reflection of the past era.
Put an old phone with a disk on a heavy polished table, this refined attribute will give the room originality.
When designing the kitchen correctly beat the colors and details. You can play on the contrast. The stacked black and white tiles, chairs and a table in red, a sleek refrigerator, all complement the assorted cups, tacks and saucepans that have been collected by the owners for years.
Photo: old phone with a disk will give the room originality
Retro style is the well-forgotten old from the 50-70s of the last century. Look through old magazines, visit flea markets, exhibitions. They will help you decide on the color scheme of the apartment, the form of furniture, accessories.
Everything you choose can be mixed, to combine various elements in accordance with your own taste. This will reflect your past identity.
To design a home in this style, you do not need to contact the designers, just quickly breathe a second life into undeservedly forgotten things.