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10 retro decor trends that are making a comeback [Wallpaper ideas]

When it comes to interior decor, what goes around-comes around occasionally. Whether it is due to a lack of creative ideas or just a crave for old taste, the fact is that retro trends are making a massive comeback both regarding furnishings and accessories. These old texture and patterns are recreated with a touch of modernity to produce vintage styled home decor pieces. Check out these ten retro decor trends that are making a comeback! 

Patterned Carpet and Rugs

Patterned carpet and rugs were dominant in the 70s, before the advent of tiles and ceramic flooring. It was what most people used for their floors back then and it was a luxury most aspired to have. Though the usage of rugs has never really faded, it was mostly limited with smaller center rugs which were more prominent across homes. However, there has been a recent increase in the use of patterned carpets of bold colors and abstract patterns across interior design concepts. Rugs are presently the trending décor piece to make a style statement. Here are 10 best area rugs to buy according to the spruce.

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Patterned Wallpaper

Until recently, wallpapers were hardly seen in interior decoration after the 80's. People had vintage wallpaper patterns of hideous colors and shapes. Say goodbye to dull and boring walls, as wallpapers are making a comeback. Reinvented retro wallpaper patterns add a sense of drama and attractiveness to your walls that can’t be attained with regular paint or wall paintings.

These days there are removable wallpaper patterns that are easy to install. These wall mural wallpaper patterns can give a sense of space or add a retro feel to any room. Check out these 10 cool geometric retro wallpaper patterns to get you started.

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Terrazzo Flooring

Terrazzo flooring started in Venice in the 15th century as a way to utilize unused marble. It is one of the conventional materials used for public flooring all over the world because it is sturdy and waterproof. It was used in metro stations, schools, and office buildings in the 70s. The past few years have seen a reemergence of terrazzo flooring. More and more homes owners are adopting it in place of tiles, marbles and polished concretes. It makes your home look cool and blends perfectly with your furniture.

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Rattan Furniture

Rattan furnishings invokes thoughts of the 70s when it was a massive trend across family living rooms. Its classic curves and elegant designs made it a must have in every home. Adding a rattan chair or settee in a formal sitting room will soften the outlook and make it look more welcoming. It comes in designs that bring a naturally relaxed ambiance to a room. Rattan furniture is also great for outdoors, it is durable and complements modern settees. 

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retro wall murals wallpaper patterns decor interior mural ideas

Checkerboard Floors

Have you noticed black and white check boards popping up in homes and designs? Check boards were once normality in kitchens, dinners and school hallways, but its usage faded years ago. This is, however, changing as it is remaking an entrance into kitchens and bedrooms. Our designers say the versatility of the black and white is a primary reason for its reemergence. Its ability to blend easily with different colors and interior decors makes it the ideal flooring style.

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Gold

Gold or muted brass represent quality, even today gold plated items are considered a luxury. Gold surfaces were a significant design trend in the 80s. Gold has been back in the interior design scene for some time now, but interior designer Katy Brut “Homeowners are willing to take its usage to the next level".

Gold pairs perfectly with black and several other colors, its softer and shiny and a touch of gold in any part of your home provides a feel of sophistication. Thrift stores today are filled with gold interior design items, but they can be expensive!

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retro wall murals wallpaper patterns decor interior mural ideas

Wall Murals

Just like wallpapers, removable wall murals are making a massive comeback as an alternative to add a spark to plain walls. These removable wall murals, unlike those in the 60s and early 70s, come in a variety of styles – from patterned to bold floral. These peel and stick wall murals are also relatively easy to install and remove without damage. You can choose from a variety of styles like a forest wall mural, beach wall murals, or even have customized wall murals of your favorite picture. Another reason for the acceptability of removable wall art is the rise of renters compared to homeowners. Check out our wall mural ideas for your living room or check out some awesome bedroom wall murals here.

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Floral Patterns

Floral patterns were a popular trend in the ’80s, not just for interior decoration, but even in the fashion industry where floral dresses were a remarkable sight. Floral design trend is making a comeback after years of being sidelined. Floral designs are making a massive appearance with new contemporary designs in home decors and textiles like pillows, bedding, etc.

We also see large sized floral designs on couches and wall murals. Floral wallpapers are also a massive trend all over Pinterest. The modern style of floral design is bold and comes in strong colors with a vintage feel. Here are some floral wallpaper murals you might be interested in.

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retro wall murals wallpaper patterns decor interior mural ideas

Natural furniture

Natural furnishings made from rattan, bamboo, and cane were a trend in the 60s and 70s and are making a comeback to the interior design scene. Designers today are trying to keep things as natural as possible, and these furnishings are just the perfect fit to provide simplicity and a vintage feel. These pieces of furniture complement modern interior items, and the rush for it has led to significant manufacturers doling out different modern designs of furnishings made from natural materials. Check out some top sources for unfinished wood furniture on apartment therapy.

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retro wall murals wallpaper patterns decor interior mural ideas

Mustard Yellow

Mustard yellow was a mainstay in the 60s; it was a great way to add an accent of color to spice up your décor. Recently we have been seeing mustard pooping up in several homes and modern design trends. Designers have predicted an increase in its adoption as people crave for a touch of bolder colors in their homes.

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Other colors like camel, tobacco, and rust are slowing coming back and its just a matter of time before the interior landscape is once again filled with bold vintage colors. 

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A significant component of fashion and interior décor we see today are reborn from the past, and we will continue to see a revival of contemporary designs for decade-old trends. Check out this selection of vintage wall murals to add some retro feel to your space.