Home Décor Ideas: Retro décor for your modern living spaces

Retro décor still plays a huge part in the interior design industry and is a very popular style for many people’s homes. It stems from the mid-century era when design flourished, and many of the original styles are in reproduction today. Classic mid-century shapes have a timeless appeal and work wonders for creating retro décor in a modern living space. Incorporating retro style furniture into your home while keeping the surroundings modern and fresh, helps the overall feel from becoming too ‘trad’ or themed, and more of a polished, eclectic mix of styles.

So as not to overpower, stick to neutral walls and floors and inject colour with your furniture and soft furnishings. This will allow the strong designs to stand out against the backdrop and create a more sophisticated approach to retro design than if you were to opt for bright walls as well.

Our top retro furniture picks for retro décor


Our Elton family is a mid-century, retro classic. The elegant silhouette and scooped back deliver a sharp, outline and the slim tapered legs are a stylish finishing touch. Upholstered in a bright colour, or subtle neutral hue, it will help to deliver a retro spin in your modern living room.

Elton mid-century sofa


The Aragon sofa and chair are made to make an impact. This is stylish retro décor in all its glory. The high winged back, low arms and tall wooden legs make a dramatic statement in any room. Opt for bright colours and patterns to really stand out and show off the design.

Aragon pink sofa


A cocktail chair, like our Emilia, is a 1950s-inspired icon. The curved shape evokes a subtle sense of glamour, which is the perfect choice for injecting style into your modern retro décor. Cocktail chairs are also an excellent choice when you’re short on space, and large armchairs would be too imposing for such a small area.

emilia pink velvet cocktail chair

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