There’s no denying. Everything old eventually becomes new again, including retro décor! The fad that started with Mad Men has rapidly gained popularity, and coincidentaly inspired many modern decorating styles. Want to get the retro look, but don’t want to live in a refurbished time capsule? Take it easy! Here are five decorating trends with a throwback twist!
Strong lines and vivacious colors made geometric prints groovy, and mid-century homes were a playground for different prints and patterns. Now that geometrics are making a contemporary comeback, it’s their ability to breathe energy into a room that has us falling in love with them all over again. In order to rethink this retro trend, try accenting your room with a bold chevron or herringbone print. Both of these prints have a fluid form and large lines that are easy on the eyes.
If you love action and adventure, this is the trend for you! Comic-inspired films have turned into box office booms all while re-imagining and reviving the genre. Geek is the new chic , and vintage comic art is the perfect way to let the comic panels transcend the pages. Not only does vintage comic decor pay homage to your favorite superhero’s origins, but it’s also a creative way to work an authentic era timepiece into your home!
Decor trends and runway trends always go hand-in-hand. Just ask Pantone! After some art-deco-inspired colors swept fashion week in the spring, decor followed suit. Reminiscent of retro, the color blocking trend makes the most color wheel, and incorporates unexpected pops of color into a room. While over-the top colored kitchen appliances may be the first things that come to mind, remember that modern color blocking typically involves two or three contrasting pops of color. Bigger pieces like accent chairs, rugs, and wall decor are the perfect places for an art-deco inspired pop!
Accentuated shapes and interesting designs are two of the most important elements of retro décor. While you don’t have to invest in an orb chair (or do if that’s totally you!), touches of mid-century designs can instantly refresh a modern room. For a fun, retro-inspired flair, go for furniture with tapered legs, or if you want to go all out try bold accents like sunburst mirrors and gourd lamps that make far-out conversation pieces!
Do the flashing lights of diners and drive-in theaters take you back? Modern lighting trends still carry that same excitement! Repurposed into monograms and hashtags, marquee lights have re-emerged and now light up your home on a more personalized and smaller scale. An all-in-one accent light and wall decoration, marquee lights work as sparklin’ statement pieces and simple, yet stylish ways to set apart a space!
Are these mid-century designs and mod colors giving you flashbacks? Comment below with your favorite retro trend and tag us on Instagram with #MyKirklands and @Kirklands when you post your next retro home décor photo! Maybe on #throwbackthursday?