This post is sponsored by Super Amart
Retro bedrooms are not only fun to create, but they can have a fabulously cosy feel. While not what we are creating in our home, this style is very popular at the moment. If you’re looking to step back in time in the bedroom, here are seven tips to help you do it in style.
Going retro is not necessarily about recreating a museum exhibition from the 70’s, but about finding feature pieces to give your room that vintage feel. The easiest way to achieve this is through acquiring a great accent piece and mixing this with other retro highlights.
There are plenty of retro inspired pieces available from furniture stores in all capital cities such as Super Amart. Whether you chose a vintage style chair, a bedside table or bed, you can then add a few authentic pieces to suit.
Op-shopping is a great way to say money and find authentic pieces. Check out your local opportunity shops, second hand shops or antique shops for items that may add a vintage feel. Give them a new lease of life by recovering chair cushions, sanding and oiling woodwork, painting furniture or adding a new lampshade to a retro lamp. Put this together with your retro inspired bed and you’re almost there.
Creating any style is about the accents you add to the room. Find a retro style alarm clock or lamp, mix it up with a vintage throw or rug, or pop on some retro inspired bed covers to really complete your makeover.
Cushions, curtains, bed throws and rugs can really tie a room together. Pick your retro period and find items and designs to suit. Remember they don’t need to be authentic pieces, retro inspired new pieces will work just as well.
Pull It All Together
A single colour scheme or style will pull the room together, so seek out similar colour or patterns in the items you collect and think retro when you’re looking at colour schemes. Creams, burnt orange, avocado greens and teal blues, so tie your room together with accents of one or two of these colours.
Keep Your Eye Out
The joy of a striking room is in the detail. Check out Nanna’s garage, the local flea markets of garage sales for that one hero piece. This piece may be the inspiration for the whole room, set your colour palate or add the finishing touch.
Don’t Go Overboard
Above all, keep it simple. You are looking for a few pieces not a mishmash of styles and eras. If you can find a couple of items from the same vintage and colour scheme, that should be more than enough to create the right feel.
Retro is really popular at the moment and its beauty is the simplicity of the design. So remember to find one or two key pieces that you really love and sculpt your room around it with soft furnishings and colour.
Are you a fan of the retro rage? Have you made over a room lately?