Retro patterns: instructions for use

Retro patterns: instructions for use

More than ever in the trend, retro patterns are appearing in every room of the house. Wallpapers, fabrics and tableware have many floral and graphic patterns borrowed from the 1950s to 1970s. Focus on the retro prints to adopt for the start of the school year.

The wallpapers

Floral, geometric or even psychedelic patterns, the wallpapers are inspired by the prints of yesteryear while bringing them up to date with more current colors and designs. Do not deprive yourself to install them in all rooms of the house. For the bedroom, choose a floral model in pink or blue tones to create a romantic or natural atmosphere. In the kitchen and living room, opt for paper with geometric patterns that will allow you to structure and energize the space while giving it a little retro touch.


To give a vintage look to the room, do not hesitate to decorate your windows with curtains in retro prints. For the living room, you can choose floral fabrics or two-colored diamonds to associate with walls in plain colors. To accessorize the whole, think of the creations of Orla Kiely like her cushions or rugs with very colorful petal patterns.

The dishes

In memory of the floral patterns of Arcopal tableware from the 70s, bet on models brought up to date by the brand Mr & Mrs Clynk. Adopt their trays, cups or small pots in pastel tones and prints full of poetry to create an atmosphere of yesteryear at tea time. Our practical table decoration videos