Retro style is extremely popular today. We look at how people decorated their homes in the 50s and 60s. We also review some of the more popular retro accessories.
Electric light was part of ordinary life in the sixties. Lighting joined the hippy movement with the Crestworth Lava Lamp first introduced in 1963. See:
Popular retro style
We look at mass market furniture and accessories.
Plastic tableware from the 50s and 60s
In the 50s and 60s traditional ceramics were on the way out and the future was plastic - Melamine to be precise.Read more: 50s and 60s Melamine tableware
Retro sunburst clock
The sunburst clock created a dramatic impact in homes of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Today retro clocks can provide an extra stylish touch to a retro home, or provide a conversation piece in a modern home.
The fitted kitchen from the 50s was bright, colourful and modern.
The 60s fitted kitchen was a must have status symbol. Designs were sleeker and more sophisticated.
Retro living room
A retro living room can be inspired by furniture and fabrics from the 50s, 60s or 70s. Read our guide to creating the perfect retro living room.
Retro wallpaper is very much in vogue. Patterns inspired by the 50s can be used to give your home a distinctive retro feel.
Retro carpets from the 50s and 60s varied from abstract patterns to bold primary colours.
Follow our guide to retro bathrooms.
Retro coat hooks
Cocktail cherry coat hooks from the 50s and 60s - Retro coat hooks.
The ultimate retro statement must surely be a house from the 60s! Modern style prevailed in this era, as in other buildings of the time.
Take the retro look into the garden. Have a look at what people were growing in the 50s and 60s!Retro gardening
If you looking for inspiring ideas this Christmas, why not go retro? Read our guide to how people celebrated Christmas in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
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