Retro aspects of home Decor.
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And today, we will discuss some retro aspects of your home design.
We are sure you've heard that word a million times before and in different aspects.
Well, the exact definition of the term is:
"a reference to the style of the style and especially to the fashions of the past, revived or renewed: fashionable nostalgic or old-fashioned."
Many would argue that retro design refers only to a style used in the earlier decades of the last century. This claim must be better established.
Even a design style, for example, from the Victorian era, which will be reflected in modern design nowadays, will also be considered retro.
Retro aspects can be reflected in many of our life's areas, In the fields of culture and society and even in the fields of design and philosophy.
Naturally, in this article, we would like to focus on the retro aspects related to your Home Design.
Right at the beginning of the article, it is essential to avoid common mistakes and understand the difference between two separate concepts - retro and vintage.
'Retro' refers to a period style (in design, for example) expressed in a timeline, and 'vintage' refers to the object's age.
An accessory designed in the style of the Renaissance period will always be considered retro. And an Armenian sofa will be regarded as vintage in a hundred years.
For more information on this, please check out this article.
It is essential to understand that fashion and design have a certain resemblance. And, in light of the resurgence of retro style in the fashion world, We are witnessing the same blossom in the design field, mainly in home design, and Indeed, More and more people are interested in retro touch in creating their homes.
Just like in fashion aspects, retro expresses a desire to return to something ancient, exotic, and authentic, and so too in the elements of your home design. In the end, your house is your safe and natural place, and it is clear that you want it to be designed according to your wishes.
Retro-style decorating usually has a fun, lively feel, bright colors, wild designs, and a sense of flair.
And as always, at the end of the article, there will be a refreshing infographic presentation to summarize its content for you.
1. Choose a source of inspiration.
As mentioned, the central aspect of retro is drawing inspiration from a specific period in the past. Remember to consider this part. So first, you need to understand the period from which you want to draw inspiration. Don't be lazy. Look for materials and read.
It could be that, at first, you were sure that, for example, the Victorian era is the one from which you will want to draw inspiration and design your home in its image. And Still, after more in-depth research, you will Finally understand that there are better sources of inspiration that suit you.
Do your research and find ideas!
Bottom line - do not be lazy. Invest time and effort in your research.
You can also read this interesting article to understand how one can draw inspiration from various sources.
2. Minor change.
Do not panic and think that retro design necessarily means bankruptcy and challenging work. It can be completely different.
You will be surprised to hear, but sometimes a relatively simple operation, such as repainting, replacing upholstery, etc., is enough to give the necessary touch so that the era in the light of which you want to design your home will be reflected in the visibility of your home. Before that, you must understand the closest color style to that period you are trying to recreate.
Quality wallpaper is one of the essential elements for retro home design. And despite the tremendous progress in the field and the renaissance that the old-fashioned area has enjoyed, the wallpapers have not yet returned in full force.
It is essential to understand that back in the day. Wallpaper was one of the most common elements of any in-wall home design.
The things you put on this wall can change your home. Be creative!
Read this article that explains in detail about wallpapers in retro aspects.
4. Unique furniture.
Undoubtedly, furniture is one of the essential elements that should be considered when granting a retro touch to your home design.
As noted above, the guideline Principle is being slightly different with some Adaptation to a specific era.
Although we do not underestimate it, what is really important is not the issue of efficiency and functionality but cultural visibility. We are not talking about a specific piece of furniture. This is a concept. Give free rein to your original and independent thought.
If it's reminiscing with nostalgia about popular styles back in the day - it fits.
And if you are still interested in seeing specific examples of Retro Style Furniture, you can do so here.
5. Retro colors.
Retro colors are pretty unique and pleasant. To give your home a retro touch, paint your walls with these colors.
But, 'what are retro colors anyway?' You must be asking.
Well, white, red, mustard yellow, and black. Delicate green. Even purple and pink are considered acceptable retro colors.
Retro colors are so beautiful!
Remember! There is no need to be fixed. Here too, feel free to assimilate your personal preferences as well. This way, you can add a little of your personal touch to the retro concept you are interested in.
Perhaps the most significant factor in retro design.
Beautiful chandeliers, floor lamps, and various unique and old-fashioned lighting fixtures - In our humble opinion - are the bread and butter for every retro-style home designer.
let there be light!
You can read more here about retro lighting for your home.
By the way, feel free to enter our collections page. You will find many home products in a wide variety (yes, also retro). And in any question you have on the subject, feel free to ask us and consult.