Retro Schemes

This entry was posted on 8th March 2011

If you are looking for a touch of retro inspiration for your home, then the retro designs and patterns of the 1960s and 1970s might just be to your liking. To celebrate all things bright and funky the retro look which combines funky patterns, eccentric colours and iconic pieces of space age furniture is all about fun times and funky living!

Designed back in 1968 by the pioneering Finnish designer Eero Aarnio, the ball chair, otherwise referred to as the globe chair, is a superb example of Aarnio's create use of plastics and fiberglass in industrial design.  This iconic piece of furniture design oscillates between considered functionality and funky, space age design. The sphere shape of the chair presents an unconventional edge whereas the chair itself will add a touch of contemporary genius to any retro themed home. Turn your chosen room into a work of art with the use of a retro feature wall. The retro theme is all about colour and print and so to really adopt this funky look go for both and team with clashing colours on your linens and cushions, nothing was too loud or too bright in the 1960s and 1970s. If you want to stay with the retro theme, but don’t necessarily want too much colour on your walls, however, then the Superfresco City Scape wallpaper designed by Olivia White for Graham & Brown is just perfect. This wallpaper is a simple line drawing of a skyline which builds to work on three levels and although it is simple, put with other retro prints and colour schemes, this will look fabulously funky and very 1970s. To finish off your retro themed home look, go for brightly coloured electric roller blinds, a funky sound system and some great lighting and you will automatically find yourself back in the funky era of the 1960s and 1970s!

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