Retro style: Coming back in a big way
Through television, fashion and design in general. The term “retro style décor” is used to describe almost any interior decorating theme and style from the past, but most commonly décor from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s, where the world turned from the gloom and doom of the war years to brighter, bolder colours and design. As a designer, you can interpret this style in a luxurious way. Let’s explore how a retro theme could be the solution for your space.
Retro furniture creates a unique and memorable environment
When you buy retro furniture, you can rest easy knowing that you have a piece that not everyone will find. In the day and age of mass-production, a bit of old-school quirk and charm can really set your space apart from the rest. And since there is so much to choose from, the pieces you decide to include in your interior design will become a unique interpretation of the past, adding a personal touch.
Genuine Retro Furniture is Well-Made
Furniture was built to last, made with hand-craftsmanship and careful detail in the past. However, purchasing retro-styled pieces from modern manufacturers can also mean high-quality and newer components with the charm of yesteryear. Mid-century modern is a subcategory of the retro movement that celebrates carefully considered and well-made designs with clean lines. This trend really took off in Europe, especially Scandinavia. In South Africa, it was quite popular amongst Afrikaners, which is why some of the best retro furniture is found in the small towns.
Retro has timeless appeal
In the day and age of mass production and throw-away trends, going retro is the epitome of integrating the past into the present. Why incorporate a piece that will last a season or two, when you can purchase a piece that has become timeless?
It’s an exploration
The thrill of sourcing the perfect piece can provide you with the inspiration you need to create a beautiful space. Past eras were filled with a host of high voltage prints, interesting colour palettes (Think of the Wes Anderson-esque pastels of the 50’s and the bright, bold colour combinations of the 70’s) and playful design pieces to choose from.
Take a look at our Casa Range, it’s full of fun, past-inspired ceiling fans with a contemporary twist which will serve as the perfect complement to any retro design space. If you’d like to know more, you can also contact us and we’ll show what we have on offer to help you create a unique and charming interior.