Interior design inspirations for my retro living room


When I moved in to my new home, the magnolia walls and featureless rooms meant that I had a blank canvas to create the comfortable home-of-my-dreams. The living room is actually really small but I’d like to make it into a retro haven, and here’s my mood board of fabrics, patterns, furniture and accessories for a pretty garish late 50s, 60s and kind-of icky 70s combo.

I’m working around my one piece of must-keep furniture, my sofa (I love it so much that he’s even been named: Peter Couch) and I’m on a serious budget so I’ll need to be a bit flexible with my shopping choices and go for the best value for money that I can find! I’m not shy of a DIY project either (as you probably already know) so I’ll be looking for items that I can jazz up myself too! Check back soon to see how I’m getting on with my room overhaul and let me know if you have any suggestions for where I can get the look on a budget!

Author: Cassiefairy

Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.


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  15. I’d love to get an Egg Chair but it was made in 1974 so I’m guessing it’ll be expensive antique prices, and pretty hard to come by!

  16. Adore the egg chair.

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