Retro wallpaper

Before we get started, we need to explain something: there is a huge difference between retro wallpaper and dated wallpaper. If your wallpaper harkens back to a simpler time, it’s retro. If your wallpaper hasn’t been changed since Clinton was President, it’s not retro…it’s dated.

Now that we got that out of the way…if you’re in need of a fresh look to your otherwise tired décor, consider retro wallpaper! Here are some patterns to consider when updating your walls:

  • Leaves. This fall inspired pattern – especially with foil accents – is a great look for a family room or kitchen. Honestly, any nature-inspired wallpaper is considered “retro” and a great look!
  • Deco. In the 1920’s, the art deco look was the fashion of the year. Now, nearly 100 years later, it’s coming back around again. The most common pattern? Diamonds.
  • Vibrance. If you’re brave enough to go with bold colors, consider vibrant wallpaper. Reds, oranges, and greens are all great, and vibrant, colors to consider for your wallpaper.
  • Metallics. Don’t go full mirror ball with the wallpaper – just consider a matte gold, silver, or bronze color.
  • Wallpaper-as-art. Rather than cover the whole wall with wallpaper, consider a small square of wallpaper as a work of art.
  • Feminine style. Anything that has a typical “feminine” touch – flowers, Romantic colors – can provide a good, retro feel for a bedroom.
  • Black and White. A timeless color combination that never goes out of style, when you incorporate this color combination into your wallpaper, it will bring a nice retro feel to any room (but it’s particularly great for a bathroom!).
What’s your favorite retro look? Are you ready to incorporate retro into your home improvement project? Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation! There’s no job too big…or too small!