Tips for Creating a Retro Entryway
Several entryway essentials make this tiny foyer by the designers at Studio McGee so appealing. The iron and leather bench is an industrial charmer. Both the analog clock and sports pendant are vintage reproductions with a distinct yesteryear vibe. The wicker basket is a midcentury-inspired accent that doubles as storage.
Midcentury Modern Daybed
A midcentury daybed reupholstered in orange tweed fabric anchors this tiny living room seen on Homepolish. A retro striped camping blanket adds to the sofa’s charming appeal. On the right is a burgundy leather armchair from the 1970s.
Apartment Inspired by Midcentury Modern Design
The classic Chesterfield love seat gives the space an elegant twist. The modernist inspired console under the TV lends a Mad Men vibe. The retro “ice” sticker on the fridge brings a touch of whimsy. The Cord Pendant by Brendan Ravenhill on the ceiling and the Atlas Floor Lamp by Adesso are both excellent examples of industrial-inspired lighting.
Create a Retro Feature Wall
Interior stylist, Rikki Snyder transformed a boring wall into a retro feature thanks to a quirky collection of vintage globes and old school desks.
Black and White Floor Tiles
A kitchen stuck in the 1970s gets a refresh by Holly Mathis Interiors. The result is a bright, white space brimming with enduring style. The checkered, black and white floor, which is reminiscent of vintage diners, gives the kitchen a pinch of retro flavor.
Vintage Home Office Furniture
Vintage furniture is ideal for tiny spaces because homes used to be much smaller. In this 530 square foot Paris apartment by Marion Alberge, an old wood desk and a vintage bookcase are both retro pieces that make the most of modest floor space.
Retro Record Player
This minty fresh living room by Dream Green DIY has many retro accents, but two things, in particular, grabbed our attention. Anchoring the space is a teak console. On top is a cute record player by Crosley.
Consider a Gossip Bench
Nothing adds retro glamour to a space like a gossip bench. It was a nice to have when telephones were stationary objects. The one in this entryway by Havenly is a new piece of furniture by Jonathan Adler.
Kitschy Wallpaper Adds Retro Style
A kitschy squirrel pattern wallpaper by Aimee Wilder anchors this retro bedroom by James Wagman Architect. Next to the bed is a midcentury classic: the Sculpture nightstand by Heywood Wakefield.
Charming Cottage Kitchen
This adorable cottage kitchen by Sarah Phipps Design packs a lot retro charm. The wood planks used to create the feature wall came from the home. The kitchen cabinets were picked up for cheap at a local thrift store. The pink, vintage-inspired fridge is by SMEG. The task light over the sink is the Starfire Radial Wave Reflector Gooseneck Light by Barn Light Electric.
Retro Danish Sofa from the 1960s
This Danish midcentury modern sofa from the 1960s is the perfect fit for this small living room by French interior designer Marion Alberge.
Decorate With Retro Toys
Decorating with vintage-inspired toys is a fun and affordable way to add a little retro style. In this small New York City bedroom by The New Design Project, a reproduction tin robot (it cost less than $25!) becomes whimsical décor.