Your home is a beautiful space but there's something missing. Each room is stylish and well-designed with this season's newest trends used. However, it's still not what you dreamed it would be. Maybe the problem is that your home is too samey and similar to everyone else's. We might like to follow the trends but when it comes to our personal retreats from the world - aka our homes, we want to create a space that is unique. We all have our own personal tastes, and it's important to remember that when it comes to interior design. The problem with creating a space that's unique is that it can be incredibly difficult to get right. Especially, when you don't know where to start. One way to create a beautiful home that's stylish and personal to you is to go down the retro route. This can mean opting for vintage pieces of furniture and revamping them or investing in retro style homewares. The good news is that there are plenty of homeware companies offering a wide range of retro inspired pieces. Which means that if you opt to go down the retro route, you'll be spoilt for choice. To create a home that has a unique, retro feel, the most important element is selecting the perfect homeware. With so many fantastic designs to choose from, getting retro home design right can be daunting. However, it doesn't have to be. To help you use retro homeware to create a beautiful home, we've put together this guide.
Use retro furniture for inspiration
When it comes to creating a retro styled home, sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. If you're unsure about the types of spaces that you'd like to create, the best thing that you can do is get inspiration. Browse retro style homewares that are on offer and spend time looking at home designs others have created. You'll find that be taking the time to get inspiration; it's easy to create the most fantastic space.
Homeware can be used to create a theme
Just like modern home features, retro style homewares come in a range of designs. This means that it's not a case of just mixing and matching pieces to create a beautiful home, you need to choose them carefully. Not every design will go with every other piece. Especially, the designs made up of vibrant patterns, and it's important to realise that. When it comes to picking pieces for your home, choose a theme for each room and stick to it. For instance, if you'd like to create a luxurious lounge, adding a couple of Large Gold Spout Vases, could be the perfect way to go about it. The rest of the pieces chosen for the room could then be picked around these vases, with the colour and style taken into account. Creating a beautiful, retro-inspired home takes careful thought and selective design choices. It's not just a case of throwing a couple of pieces together; you need to be choosy about the features you opt for. It's also important to always stick to a set theme for each space.
Pieces can be positioned as focal points
Every room needs a focal point, ask any interior designer and they'll tell you the same. When it comes to retro style homewares, it's crucial that for each room, you select a focal point. This should be a piece that's large, eye-catching and sets the tone for the space. It's important to realise that the focal point of a room can be just about any piece. It's just a case of selecting the perfect one. Be it bright and bold and full of pattern or simple and neutral, it doesn't matter. All that matters is that it's eye-catching, stylish and works well with the architecture of the room. To create a beautiful retro styled home, the best pieces to position as focal points are items that have a strong retro look and feel. Great pieces to use for this are items like the Classic Clock Enhanced By Metal. This is because it's eye-catching, bold and perfect for positioning in almost any space. It's critical that the pieces you opt to use as focal points work well as inspiration for the rest of the room. This is because they should be used to tailor the rest of the room around. If you want to create a space that's a little more colourful, it's a good idea to opt for a brighter piece as your focal point. For a vivid piece, something like the Quirky Nine Drawer Storage Cabinet is perfect. Of course, if you opt to incorporate a bright, bold piece, you'll need to be selective about the other retro style homewares you use. The last thing you want is to pick pieces that clash, which is why sometimes going neutral is best.
Furniture can be used to add style
When it comes to designing a beautiful space, many people rely on the decor. However, often it's not the decor that creates a unique look and feel, but the furniture. Pieces like the Recycled Wooden Coffee Table and the Leather and Canvas Occasional Chair, are ideal for adding style. There's something about these types of pieces that can have a big impact on a space. Despite the fact that they're not bright or bold. Of course, the colours that you paint the walls are important. But when it comes to creating a beautiful, retro space, the homewares used are more crucial. When creating a retro style home, the furniture and accessories that are used, often have the biggest impact. The vibe that a space has isn't down to the colours it's decorated in but is due to the retro style homewares in place. To design the most amazing retro inspired home, it's just a case of getting creative. Don't make the mistake of relying solely on decor, as a retro vibe is much easier to create using a range of retro style homewares. Shop at April & Oak now!