Retro styling is all the rage for home interiors currently. As a nation we seem to have taken anything that makes us hark back to yesteryear to our hearts and luckily for us, there is plenty of choice out there right now.
As opposed to vintage which is when actual items from way back when are reused, retro means newly created but styled from a different time. So you get something brand new that looks like it comes from your favourite era for fashion. Bang on trend, retro can be anything from clothing to furniture and everything in between.
A retro floor is a great basis for any room to be styled in many different ways. Let’s see what flooring is available that could easily have come from bygone days:
Worn wooden flooring
This laminate flooring could easily have come straight from a Victorian house. With a worn, used look this flooring will give a versatile base to any room and suit any style of home. It’s neutral enough to complement any colour schemes too so will last through more than one decor change if required.
If you love the 1970s this is the carpet for you. With a classic swirl pattern straight from the decade of flares and glam rock, this carpet will give you comfort as well as retro styling. Team with statement furniture, bright cushions and feature wallpaper.
Classic vinyl tiles
If the beautiful regency period is more your thing these stylishly understated luxury vinyl tiles could be just what you are looking for. The subtle wood effect is perfect partnered with Georgian furniture and decadent ornaments. This authentic look will give you real taste of days gone by when one would take tea in the parlour with guests.
This dark laminate flooring would give any room a vintage feel. The used look is bang on trend and its warm tones instantly add atmosphere. This laminate would perfectly complement a room with antique furniture -ideally a rocking chair next to a roaring open fire. Cosy.
Funky vinyl flooring
Nothing says 1960s like bold colours and our range of vinyl flooring has a lot to choose from. This yellow vinyl works well in a dining room or kid’s bedroom as it is super practical plus it is sure to add impact to any space. Go wild with colour and add some funky 60s inspired furniture to complete the look. Yeah baby!
Lime green is on trend right now and is a colour that has come back time and time again. Big in the 1960s, it had a resurrection in the 1980s so is a surprisingly versatile colour to use in your home interior. Green carpet brings and earthy tone and complements many colour schemes. Be brave and go green!
Tile effect vinyl
Some Victorian and Edwardian homes still have their original ceramic tiled floors – lucky home owners! For those that don’t, these gorgeous vinyl floor tiles are warm and practical and so authentic looking, no-one will ever know the difference!