25 Ways To Add Retro Style To Any Space

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Retro and mid-century modern styles are extremely popular for home decor today: they are very cozy and welcoming, they are bright. If you are looking for some ways to make your home more retro, I have a couple of cool and easy ways to do that. Interested? Scroll down to see them all!

Bright Colors

A trend to rock neutrals in interior decor doesn’t work for retro homes: you should turn on the colors for sure! Don’t be afraid to mix up bold shades and mix them in multiple ways, even if they are opposite ones! Furthermore, when working with colors consider incorporating patterns. Having the patterns will further enhance your most used hues in the room.

a bright living room done in mustard and shades of blue and navy is a gorgeously bold idea

a bright living room done in mustard and shades of blue and navy is a gorgeously bold idea

a cozy retro lounge done with green, blue and orange furniture and a printed blue rug

a cozy retro lounge done with green, blue and orange furniture and a printed blue rug

a bright retro living room in bold blue and yellow with a touch of geometric pattern

a bright retro living room in bold blue and yellow with a touch of geometric pattern

a super bright kitchen done in orange and green, with some neutral touches for calming down the space

a super bright kitchen done in orange and green, with some neutral touches for calming down the space

a colorful living room in bright blue, mustard and yellow brings the beauty of mid-century modern esthetics

a colorful living room in bright blue, mustard and yellow brings the beauty of mid-century modern esthetics

a colorful retro spce in pink, orange and with touches of fun folksy and boho patterns

a colorful retro spce in pink, orange and with touches of fun folksy and boho patterns

a colorful retro space in bright red, blue and yellow  lots of bright patterns

a colorful retro space in bright red, blue and yellow lots of bright patterns

a bright living room with colorful pillows, artworks, a rug and books - all the colors are brought with accessories

a bright living room with colorful pillows, artworks, a rug and books - all the colors are brought with accessories

a curved mustard bench and a teal chair are paired to create a cozy mid-century modern breakfast nook

a curved mustard bench and a teal chair are paired to create a cozy mid-century modern breakfast nook

a colorful retro living room with a yellow and red sofa and bright touches on the wall - each shelf is different and highlighted with a different color

a colorful retro living room with a yellow and red sofa and bright touches on the wall - each shelf is different and highlighted with a different color

Black And White Tiles

During the 1970s, there was a rise in black and white tiles. The checkered floor brings a bright display that has a resonance of 70s diners, grandma’s kitchen and/or both the perfect blend of openness with just the right hint of color. Now you can add these large scale black and white tiles to any space to bring a retro feel to the room! Such floors can be added not only to kitchens to make them feel retro but also to other spaces – entryways, bathrooms and others.

a retro bathroom with emerald tiles on the walls and black and white marble tiles on the floor

a retro bathroom with emerald tiles on the walls and black and white marble tiles on the floor

a monochromatic bathroom done with black and white tiles on the floor and spruced up with colorful towels and textiles

a monochromatic bathroom done with black and white tiles on the floor and spruced up with colorful towels and textiles

a retro bedroom with a black and white tile floor, a teal wall and a bright blue door for more color

a retro bedroom with a black and white tile floor, a teal wall and a bright blue door for more color

a retro kitchen with a black and white tile floor, colorful pots and pans and a retro-inspired pastel fridge

a retro kitchen with a black and white tile floor, colorful pots and pans and a retro-inspired pastel fridge

a 1950s inspired kitchen with a black and white tile floor and neutral cabinets yet colorful plates and pots

a 1950s inspired kitchen with a black and white tile floor and neutral cabinets yet colorful plates and pots

a retro kitchen renovation with green cabinets and a black and white tile floor for a more retro feel

a retro kitchen renovation with green cabinets and a black and white tile floor for a more retro feel

a gorgeous blue kitchen with a black and white tile floor looks really retro thanks to colors and tiles

a gorgeous blue kitchen with a black and white tile floor looks really retro thanks to colors and tiles

Bold Wallpaper

The trend for bold printed wallpaper comes right from retro style! Consider a repetitive pattern that adds a flowing aspect to the space. Doing so allows you to work with the size of the room while not taking away from what style you already have. Adding wallpaper is actual not only to living rooms or bedrooms but also to unexpected rooms like bathrooms, for example.

colorful abstract wallpaper helps to make the living room more retro like

colorful abstract wallpaper helps to make the living room more retro like

a tropical leaf wallpaper wall makes the living room more retro and more chic at once

a tropical leaf wallpaper wall makes the living room more retro and more chic at once

add color and pattern to your retro space with cool wallpaper like here and add a matching piece of furniture

add color and pattern to your retro space with cool wallpaper like here and add a matching piece of furniture

bright abstract wallpaper and a matching yellow egg-shaped chair for a chic retro nook

bright abstract wallpaper and a matching yellow egg-shaped chair for a chic retro nook

dark floral wallpaper on the accent wall instantly makes the dining space retro and stylish

dark floral wallpaper on the accent wall instantly makes the dining space retro and stylish

moody green floral wallpaper covering all the walls takes over the whole space and makes it cooler

moody green floral wallpaper covering all the walls takes over the whole space and makes it cooler

teal wallpaper with a unique abstract pattern will easily make the space retro and mid-century chic

teal wallpaper with a unique abstract pattern will easily make the space retro and mid-century chic

extra bold red wallpaper with an abstract pattern is a fantastic idea to add color and pattern  a slight retro feel

extra bold red wallpaper with an abstract pattern is a fantastic idea to add color and pattern a slight retro feel