Deciding to decorate a retro living room isn’t the easiest. You’re decorating with trends and design you’re not familiar with, and you probably weren’t even born yet when these retro living room ideas were in style! But a retro living room can be rewarding too—you’ll learn more about the past, and you might even be able to connect with your parents by understanding retro living room style. Art and design has the power to do that!
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If all the colors and styles confuse you, pick two or three fun colors and decorate your retro living room around them. From your sofas to your walls, having a few go-to colors can streamline your design process!
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On the other hand, the average retro living room had a lot of color. This was an age of change and exploration, so they weren’t afraid to make bold statements with their decor! Primary colors seem very childish, but in slightly darker shades like deep grey and mustard yellow, plus more intricate prints, they really do make a statement.
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Leather and wood was a favorite combination in many retro spaces, so why not try it? It’s up to you if you want to match the shade of your leather to the wood finish, but you can also mix and match different shades!
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The family home was a huge part of life back then, so it’s no surprise that many retro living room ideas have a cozy vibe. Go for lots of cloth—a cloth sofa, pillows, curtains over blinds, and a rug to finish it off!
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When I say there was a lot going on with retro design, I mean it! On one hand, you’ve got your bright colors, bold statements, and warm spaces, but you’ve also got hippie and bohemian style emerging. Bring lots of plants into your retro living room, as well as bohemian-inspired prints and furniture.
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