Throwback Month 2022
Throwback Month 2022

Trends are cyclical — which means some of the grooviest trends of yesterday are once again appearing in homes today! If you’re curious about conversation pits, ’50s-style bathrooms, and lots of other vintage styles and retro home ideas, boogie on down to the stories below.

3 Retro Landscaping Trends That Are Making a Comeback TodayPlants & Yard
According to pro landscapers and a historian.
This Is the Most Popular Design Style from the Decade You Were BornDesign Ideas
Experts weigh in on the defining styles of each decade from the last 100 years.
The 9 Best Retro-Inspired Redos on Apartment TherapyProjects & Improvements
These Before & Afters will transport you to another decade. No time machine necessary — just DIY skills.
This Stylish Swedish Home's Interior Is Inspired by the 1970sTours
Emma and Henrik's home style is heavily influenced by the patterns and colors of the 1970s — particularly orange and brown, hence the name of Emma’s Instagram, Home of Orange Brown.
Before and After: New (& Old) Furniture Transforms a 1918 Farmhouse Living RoomProjects & Improvements
The vintage touches make this living room feel timeless.
A 1960s German House Is Delightfully Decorated in 1970s Colors and PatternsTours
This house was renovated twice since it was built in the 1960s, and when Doro and Jürgen moved in, the couple had a clear idea of how they wanted to change the house to suit their style.
An English Cottage's Interior Is Inspired by Retro '60s Design & Cheerful ColorTours
Former graphic designer Siân currently works in the NHS as a Mental Health Practitioner, and says that making home personal is incredibly important for mental health and overall well being.
"Inspiration But Also Escapism:" Why Retro Interiors Are Taking Over InstagramDesign Ideas
This phenomenon, it seems, has everything to do with nostalgia and discovery.
5 Dated Features That Home Stagers Don't Want Buyers to NoticeReal Estate
Including one that will probably never come back into style.
A First-Time Renovator on a DIY Budget Transformed This 1971 Ranch-Style HouseTours
Megan and Alex bought this 1,800-square-foot, ranch-style house in Austin three years ago. Megan is just the right person to style a house from the 1970s because of her passions for retro styles, thrifting, and history, which she explores on the popular blog Mid-century Millennial.
3 Ways Real Estate Experts Use Nostalgia to Sell Homes
Nostalgia can be a comfort when nothing else feels comforting.
Apr 24, 2022
This Colorful, Creative UK Home Has a Pretty Perfect Retro-Style Plywood Kitchen
Jo's biggest love is mid-century furniture, adoring the sleek styles that still look modern to this day. This love extended to kitchen design, where she worked with the company Plykea to create retro-looking plywood kitchen cupboards.
Apr 19, 2022
B&A: A 1950s Bamboo Furniture Set Rescued from Craigslist's "Free" Section
It's polished (literally) and looks new again, but still honors its vintage roots.
Apr 18, 2022
A German 1950s House Is Gorgeously Decorated With Pastels and Vintage Treasures
Yasmin and their husband's job is finding vintage treasures (mainly Scandinavian and Italian designs from the 1950s to 1980s), while travelling to places like Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, around Germany, France, and Italy.
Apr 18, 2022
B&A: A Beat-Up Vintage Buffet Shines After a $100 Stain and Paint Job
The buffet was was an inexpensive Facebook Marketplace find that now looks like it could cost thousands.
Apr 16, 2022
This Small Dutch Rental Apartment Embraces Mid-Century Modern Colors and Shapes
Hester Vogelzang's retro interior-themed Instagram tagline is “Born in the nineties, living in the seventies,” and that applies to the home shared with boyfriend, Jens, and newborn son, Wobbe.
Apr 15, 2022
Before and After: A Groovy '70s Trailer Squeezes in a Kitchen and Sleep Space
The whole project — trailer included — cost $4,000.
Apr 14, 2022
A Designer's Condo Has Maximalist 1970s Vibes, Vintage Furniture & Disco Balls
Designer and vintage Instagram shop owner Giovanna Macejka leaned into a "maximalist 1970s retro vibe that relies heavily on mixing patterns and textures, going bold with color, and creating movement throughout the space."
Apr 14, 2022
This '90s Decorating Task Brought Me and My Friends So Much Closer
It was catharsis in paint form.
Apr 13, 2022
3 Valuable Relationship Lessons I Borrowed from My Parents' Love Story
Recipes and antique furniture aren’t the only gems passed down through generations.
Apr 12, 2022
What Exactly Is a Decade Dabbler (And Are You One?)
A Decade Dabbler is someone who's absolutely inspired and energized by colors, textures, shapes, patterns, and other throwback elements from the past's most stylish decades.
Apr 12, 2022
These 19th Century Bed-iquette Rules Never Went Out of Style in My Home
No street clothes on the bed, period.
Apr 12, 2022
This Denver Rental Is a Cool Mix of Post Modern, 1980s, and Art Deco Styles
Alyssa says her home is a mix of Post Modern, Eclectic, Danish Pastel, '80s Miami, and Art Deco styles. And 95 percent of her vintage finds were found on Facebook Marketplace!
Apr 11, 2022
Before and After: A 97-Year-Old Bathroom's $280 Redo Blends Old with New
This renter decided to spend a small bit of money to make a big change in his bathroom.
Apr 10, 2022
This Family's 1973 Rental House Is a Colorful Homage to Mid-Century Modern Style
Anna decorated her family's large rental house on a budget, thrifting almost everything but plants. One of the biggest splurges was actually an IKEA rug, which proves how affordably the whole house was furnished!
Apr 8, 2022
I Read a 97-Year-Old Home Repair Manual and Got 4 Great Tips & 4 Horrifying Ones
Some things from the 1920s hold up; some definitely do not.
Apr 8, 2022
8 Vintage Trends That Real Estate Agents Wish Would Stay in the Past
One person’s treasure is another person’s 'Are you kidding me?'
Apr 7, 2022
A Bungalow Celebrates the '70s With Brown and Orange Colors & Groovy Floral Sofa
Rachel, who runs the popular retro-inspired home Instagram account @bungalow_fifty8, wasn't necessarily looking for a new house, but when she came across this two-bedroom 1950s-era bungalow with a big garden, she and her partner took on the project of turning it into a home.
Apr 6, 2022
B&A: A 1910s Broom Cupboard Becomes a Beautifully Tiled Art Deco Powder Room
The preservation of tile in this historic home is impressive and seamless.
Apr 5, 2022
B&A: A Dark, Totally Round '70s Apartment Was Turned into a Pastel '80s Paradise
This 1970s Bauhaus-Inspired Munich apartment — which is completely round shaped, by the way — was transformed into a pastel-colored, Memphis-inspired home filled with vintage gems, modern finds, and custom-made furniture designed by the homeowner.
Apr 5, 2022
A Brief History of the Living Room Sofa
Here’s how your favorite piece of furniture got so comfortable.
Apr 5, 2022
This '70s Boho Cabin Escape Is Nestled in the California Redwoods
Homeowner Nancy Revis was born in the early '70s and LOVES '70s style, so she fills this cabin with secondhand '70s-style finds and reupholstered furniture.
Apr 5, 2022
This Cleaning Technique Has Kept My Grandma's Coffee Pot Spotless for Decades
Talk about a "cool" trick.
Apr 5, 2022
4 Things Real Estate Agents Always Say About Wood Paneling
It's a controversial home feature for buyers and sellers.
Apr 4, 2022
Retro Colors and Patterns Beautify a Formerly Beige 525-Square-Foot London Flat
Emily Brinkley is an illustrator/designer working for a small company that designs games, toys, books, greeting cards, stationery, and gift wrap. She describes her London flat as being a totally beige, blank canvas when she first moved in.
Apr 4, 2022
A 1957 Mid-Century Modern House Is Bursting with Plants, MCM Pieces & Cute Pets
When Madison and her fiancé first toured their home, it was in rough shape. With a little TLC, they were able to bring it back to life with vintage pieces they love, along with a few contemporary pieces mixed in.
Apr 4, 2022
The One Thing You Should Preserve on a Mid-Century Modern Home
According to a real estate agent.
Apr 4, 2022
4 Trends Real Estate Experts Wish Had Stayed in the ’80s
Like huge shoulder pads, some looks are better off in the past.
Apr 3, 2022
4 Fun Ways to Zhuzh Up a '50s Pink Bathroom, According to Home Stagers
Their biggest piece of advice? Lean into the pink.
Apr 3, 2022
The Old-School Real Estate Rule You Should Disregard Right Now
According to a pro.
Apr 2, 2022
A Brief History of Macramé, the Popular Craft That’s Been Around for Centuries
Historians believe that macramé first started as an art form among 13th-century Arab weavers.
Apr 1, 2022
This Colorful Miami Apartment Takes Design Cues from the 1960s, 1990s & Art Deco
Interior decorator Dani Klarić lives in this large, loft-like apartment in Miami with her boyfriend, Bello. Dani pulls a lot of her home's interior inspiration from the Art Deco era, but you'll also find nods to the 1960s, 1990s, and even some mid-century modern vibes, too.
Apr 1, 2022
The Vintage Home Features That Are Always Worth Splurging On
According to real estate agents.
Apr 1, 2022
A 1956 Mid-Century House Was Designed for the Senses With Color and Texture
When Lindsey Hunt was diagnosed with Ménière's disease, she began a journey to find balance, surrounding herself with healing color and texture.
Apr 1, 2022