Trends From The Past

Retro home decor always enjoys a dedicated following and if you are one of its many fans then 2019 is shaping up to be a real treat. Many of the retro era's iconic styles are making a comeback as homeowners thoughtfully incorporate them into a wide variety of contemporary spaces.


If you are looking for ways to add a little retro whimsy and class to your home, here are some of the easiest ways that are surging in popularity this year.


From kitchen tables, to bar stools, to living room chairs, round is in. This staple shape of the retro era has gotten some significant upgrades over the years, especially improvements in function and comfort.

Trendy items for this year include round kitchen tables in all types of materials, from wood to chrome, and exceptionally relaxing Monroe armchairs for relaxing, reading, or even nursing. Art deco furnishings are also highly desirable right now, including everything from scalloped armchairs to glamorous, geometric end tables.


Whether it's simply an accent piece or the overall style of a home's decor, designers are increasingly returning to retro fabrics and colours. Velvet upholstery on furnishings is a hot item, as are bold colours such as burnt yellow rugs and wall art.

Even kitchen appliances are being made in pastel pinks and greens to mimic those of yesteryear. There is no shortage of ways to add a little retro pop to your home.


Bronze fixtures have been popular for several years now precisely because of the warm and welcoming retro vibe they evoke. At the other end of the spectrum, those who want a cool, clean look are lately turning to another retro metal – chrome.

From kitchen faucets and sinks to chair legs and wall art frames, bronze and chrome are incredibly versatile tools to create exactly the look you want.

It's easiest to start small. A single well-chosen accent piece can get you started on a new style journey that can completely rejuvenate your entire home. Whether it's a plinth table for the living room, or something as simple as a rice paper lantern for your reading nook, at Buy The Yard Interiors, we can help you find the perfect fit your home and style.