Vintage and Retro Inspired Decor

Vintage and Retro Inspired Decor

Leah Moss
Jan 2, 2011

"Vintage" and "retro" were a couple of 2010's favorite words, and while their meanings may be a bit ambiguous, we all seem to know a good retro room when we see one. Accessibility and affordability are part of the appeal, and the touch of "something old" is just what most modern homes need to feel warm, welcoming, and interesting. Lucky for us 2010 offered no shortage of inspiration — from whole house tours to DIY makeovers, the vintage-retro spirit is alive and well.

If you're wondering just what the terms retro and vintage mean, you may want to begin by checking out Catrin's article on the subject: Age Defining: Antique vs. Vintage vs. Retro. Because of the broad range of definitions, the terms touch on a wide variety of decor-related topics and styles within styles. Below are a handful of favorites from 2010:

House Tours, House Calls, and Reader's Rooms:
• 1. Pilgrim's Progressive Vintage House Tour
• 2. A Pretty Retro Modern Pad With Pugs
• 3. Caroline's Retro Whimsy on a Budget
• 4. Jenn's Retro Dining Nook
• 5. Kassandra & Jon's Vintage Live-Work Home
• 6. Sacha's "Retro Rocket" Room
• 7. Jennifer's Retro Residence
• 8. Eric & Christine's Vintage Modern Mecca
• 9. Christopher's Retro Rowhouse

DIY Projects and Room Renovations:
• 10. A Modest Retro Bathroom Makeover
• 11. DIY Retro Decal Door
• 12. Before & After Retro Bookshelf

Ideas & Inspiration:
• 13. Working the Vintage Bathroom Tile
• 14. Stylish Dining Rooms Furnished With Vintage Finds
• 15. Decorating With Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
• 16. Winter Plate Wall: Vintage Finland Arabia Plates
• 17. Decorating With Suitcases
• 18. Photo Wall Using Vintage Frames
• 19. Retro Stove Love
• 20. Retro Cool Table Fans

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