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Revisiting Retro For Modern Homes

Interesting for: Buyer, Investor, Seller, Rental Provider, Renter, Lifestyle

In today’s interior design world, the resurgence of retro styles is making its presence known. With a nod to nostalgia, homeowners and designers alike turn to the past for inspiration, weaving the enduring charm of yesteryears with the practicality of modern living.

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1960s: Mix of Minimalism and Mod

The 1960s are renowned for their emphasis on clean lines, organic curves, and a harmonious blend of form and function. A time when statement lighting fixtures doubled as art pieces, and indoor plants became essential for injecting life into the home. Furniture with slender frames allowed for an airy ambience, reflecting the decade’s desire for sophistication and simplicity.

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1970s: A Warm and Earthy Escape

Bringing with it a palette of earthy, warm tones, the 1970s saw the embrace of oranges, browns, and greens that mirrored the natural world. This period relished in rich textures, with elements like shag rugs and velvet upholstery becoming staples. The integration of rich wooden accents and the layering of different materials also ushered in cosy and inviting spaces.

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1980s: The Gloss and Glamour

Marking an experimental era where nothing was over the top, the 1980s saw interior design take a glamorous turn. Details like terrazzo flooring and mirrored surfaces became symbols of opulence. Meanwhile, the integration of technology saw sleek gadgets and entertainment systems become part of the decor, reflecting the decade’s fascination with innovation.

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1990s: Living Loudly at Home

The 1990s completely broke free from the minimalist trends of the past, steering homes towards a more playful and bold direction. Rooms came alive with an infusion of character, embracing vivid colours and graphic prints across statement wallpaper, eclectic accessories, and striking block colours. After all, this is the era when creativity and self-expression were encouraged.

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