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13 easy to copy home ideas that stand the test of time

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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It's time to get groovy, baby! We're going back in time to see which are the funkiest home decorating ideas you need in your house today.

We're all up for being the coolest cats in town so, if you want to be in our gang, just take a look at our suggestions for creating a rambunctiously retro space that will be the envy of all your friends. You won't need a time machine, or even an interior designer, but you will need some imagination, creativity and a few rooms that could use a little more awesomeness.

Ready to get funky?

1. Black and white checkered tiles are a staple in any retro home. They can be used everywhere, not just your kitchen

2. Don't forget to add retro accessories to your kitchen. You can even get vintage style, modern appliances now

Home Accessories: eclectic Kitchen by rigby & mac
rigby & mac

Home Accessories

rigby & mac

3. Groovy statement wallpaper will instantly add retro flair to any room

Geometric & Retro wall stencils:  Walls & flooring by Stencil Up
Stencil Up

Geometric & Retro wall stencils

Stencil Up

4. Look out for genuine vintage furniture pieces. The more unusual, the better!

5. Commit to a theme and decorate a whole room in a retro style. Kitchens are really good for this!

Bespoke 1950's inspired kitchen: eclectic Kitchen by Redesign

Bespoke 1950's inspired kitchen


6. Try using old records as funky wall art, but first make sure you won't want to play them again!

 Kitchen by Mamado srl
Mamado srl

Pack Longplate 21 cm & 28 cm

Mamado srl

7. Speaking of records, no retro home would be complete without a restored record player

Vintage 1960s Portable Red Dansette Popular Record Player: minimalistic Media room by Retro Bazaar Ltd
Retro Bazaar Ltd

Vintage 1960s Portable Red Dansette Popular Record Player

Retro Bazaar Ltd

8. Embrace some retro colour schemes for a truly vintage feel. You can't get more 70s than mustard yellow!

eclectic Living room by Arch/tecture

Retro mustard!


9. You can start gently by adding some retro-inspired accessories to your home, such as lamps

modern Living room by homify

Geo Swirls lampshade


10. What about one specific retro room? This is an amazing reading space, baby!

11. Look for super cute versions of regular items, such as this retro style clock

Wireless Clock:  Household by Hi! TIME

Wireless Clock


12. If you need a new sofa but love retro styling, what about a new Chesterfield? So vintage looking but with modern comfort

13. Don't forget your bathroom. This amazing retro freestanding tub is a showstopper!

classic Bathroom by bleu provence
bleu provence

vasca in ghisa Lavande

bleu provence

For more retro home inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 6 Tips To Retro Style Your Home.

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