Are you tired of the modern furnishing ideas that don’t provide a style statement you’re looking for? If yes, you’re not alone as many people believe in the adage “Old is gold” and are going retro. Going retro is not arduous and offers elegance and simplicity, within your budget. Yes, within your budget if you get down to the nitty-gritty of the entire job involved.
Once you’ve decided to go retro, plan everything carefully as the key factor is to keep everything balanced. Retro doesn’t mean you pick up everything that’s old and rustic; rather you need something classy and stylish. It’s not tough to come up with interesting retro designs nowadays as you can find stunning stuff in many antique shops. Never miss an opportunity to hit your local flea market or yard sale as you could find something that’s priceless.
Granted, the stuff looks old but if handled with a lot of care and creativity, you can design your home beyond imagination. When going retro, you need to remember that you can’t design your house with everything that belongs to the same era. You need to be inventive and try things from different time periods to get that final, incredible design.
Another important factor you need to remember is to not overdo it as it could look rusty and cluttered. You really don’t have to change everything, but if you change few things, it could really grab eye balls. It really depends on your decorating techniques. For example, if you want to change your kitchen table, you could try replacing it with a 50s vintage table. The key is to keep it simple and not change all the furniture, but just one or two pieces that could change the entire ball game.
In addition to furniture, lighting also plays an important role. Many people replace their chandeliers with vintage lighting and use candles. The effect it produces is not only stunning, but its magical in its own way. If you want it real cheap, you could try using old funnels to get your own candle holders!
There are way too many interesting DIY retro ideas and most of them consist of stuff that could be lying around your house from years. Among many such concepts, we recommend Cassie’s brilliant Caravan idea as it is cost effective and creative. She purchased an old caravan that cost only 100 Euros and after a good amount of planning, turned it into a stunning vintage styled office and guest space! Of course, it took a good deal of work, but the end result is unbelievable. She uses the caravan to work during steamy summer days as the back window also provides much needed fresh air. We think it’s a great way to turn and old shell into a tasteful office space.
As you can see, you don’t need to spend a lot and purchase a lot of items, but if you don’t have the time, you can always visit eBay to get classy pieces too. The point is to create something that stands apart from the rest of the crowd and there’s no better way to do that than going retro, as Cassie proves it.