Retro style

Retro style interior

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.

Lava Lamp, Astro Mini, 1960s

Retro lighting

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:

60s Retro lighting

Popular 50s and 60s style

Popular retro style

We look at mass market furniture and accessories.

50s & 60s homestyle

Melaware cups, 1950s

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

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.

50s kitchen

50s kitchen

The fitted kitchen from the 50s was bright, colourful and modern.

60s kitchen

60s kitchen

The 60s fitted kitchen was a must have status symbol. Designs were sleeker and more sophisticated.

Retro living room

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.

Sketchy patterns were fashionable in 50s wallpaper

Retro wallpaper

Retro wallpaper is very much in vogue. Patterns inspired by the 50s can be used to give your home a distinctive retro feel.

50s hotel carpet

Retro carpets

Retro carpets from the 50s and 60s varied from abstract patterns to bold primary colours.

Retro bathrooms

Retro bathrooms

Follow our guide to retro bathrooms.

Cocktail Cherry Coat rack

Retro coat hooks

Cocktail cherry coat hooks from the 50s and 60s - Retro coat hooks.

Wimpey house 1960s

60s houses

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.

Superstar, popular rose from the 60s

Retro gardening

Take the retro look into the garden. Have a look at what people were growing in the 50s and 60s!

Retro gardening

Retro Christmas

Retro Christmas

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.

See Retro Christmas



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