Once you see your first piece of retro furniture, you'll start to see it everywhere. Having just written an article about creating a retro room, as soon as I walked into Crate & Barrel, I saw retro furniture everywhere. That's great news for people who don't want to shop antique stores and flea markets, and then have to spend time refinishing and reupholstering used pieces.
So why would you buy a piece of retro furniture? With my new light fixture, it was just different. My office has a high ceiling and this light fixture reminds me of an airplane, ready to take off.
Retro Furniture, A 21st Century Furniture Trend
So why would you add a retro room or retro furniture to your home? There are many reasons why retro furniture is so popular today. Baby boomers are down sizing and retro furniture fits their smaller living spaces. Younger people are buying furniture and their living spaces are smaller.
- Furniture is getting smaller, consistent with smaller living spaces. Retro furniture from chairs to sofas, tables and even desks are smaller, with less volume.
- Recycling is popular as more people adopt green living lifestyles. Rather than buy a new chair, some people prefer to find unique pieces at local antique stores, architectural salvage places or flea markets.
- Multi-function furniture, another space saving feature, is also popular with today's furniture. Here this retro furniture coffee table is modular so you can store the pieces, one inside the other or you can separate the pieces for end tables in addition to the coffee table.
Mixing and Matching Retro Furniture
There are no set rules about decorating with retro furniture. You might use a single piece like this tufted orange chair. You might collect an assortment of retro furniture and group them together. The choice is up to you, and remember you're never done as you can continue to mix and match forever.
Have you bought a piece of retro furniture?
Get more ideas on our Pinterest board, Retro Rooms & Furniture.