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Interior Design Trends - Modernize Retro

Bold ideas for reimagining living spaces have become very popular this year. Adding a bit of retro to the modern home is just one of the ways plucky designers are using to make a courageous statement on behalf of their clients.With the use of bold colors like purple and violet or orange and green being touted as some of the hottest colors this year, and with gold and silver accents being featured as top interior design trends of the year ahead, now may be the perfect time to introduce a hint of retro charm into the living rooms of your clients. Retro style is an eclectic mix of old styles and new forms, or new forms with old materials and finishes that can make a delicious impression without overwhelming or conflicting with even the most modern homes.From sleek modernism to bold retro colors and patternsLet’s take a look at a few examples of modern retro:Bold yet sophisticated, this living room is also playful and functional. Rather than opting for an entirely retro theme, this design stands out from the mundane with an innovative style by using cool Mid-Century modern chairs, an orb-style fireplace, patterned rugs and select retro pieces that enhance the existing contemporary style of the room. Seeing this, it’s difficult to imagine a more playful yet comfortable design.Modernize Retro - 1 Modernize Retro - 2BOOM – now this is as retro as retro can be!Modernize Retro - 3Toning it down, someOf course, adding a retro feel through the use of bold colors may not be the best choice for all environments, so a sleeker look or subtler retro influences may be what you need for your clients.These retro pieces employ simple curves and lines to present a sense of modern minimalism to this dining area, which is straight out of the retro playbook.Modernize Retro - 4Here, smaller prints and geometric repetitive patterns are used to give the room a distinctly retro feel, though more subdued, without the overwhelming design inherent in some patterns and colors that might otherwise be used.Modernize retro - 5Have you begun to see retro making a comeback in your market? Have you jumped on the retro train to help your clients make a bolder statement in their homes?