5 Retro Home Design Trends Making a Comeback

5 Retro Home Design Trends Making a Comeback

  • 12/28/18

Get Inspired by Yesterday’s Fiercest Styles That are Coming Back This New Year.

With the new year coming along, it’s a great time to give your home a style upgrade. Sometimes it’s best to go back to the classics. In 2019, these vintage trends are predicted to be the hottest looks of the year. Retro essence applied with a modern twist can give you the best of both worlds. Let’s see how we can apply these elements to our home for freshness and fun!

​​​​​​​Conversation Pit Comeback

Inspired by 1970s opulence, this element has never been outdone. The greatest atmosphere for entertaining guests is undoubtedly the conversation pit, which is a recessed area in a room that holds glamorous connecting couches and side-tables. Stepping down into this social bubble instills intimacy and deepens the connection of any interaction. This is a wonderful way to create a bordering element into an open-layout home. In a sitting room, living room, or entertaining nook, the conversation pit will always be the center of attention. 

​​​​​​​Dining Nooks

With the trend of large open kitchens still going strong, it’s becoming passe to have a mini table tucked away in a corner. If you really want to make the best out of your cooking space, add in a dining nook. This retro trend incorporates built-in benches to establish a seating area so you can avoid cluttering with bulky chairs. Dining nooks keep the room fluid but also welcome a comfortable place to sit. This accent increases the functionality of your cooking space and adds massive style points.  

​​​​​​​Gold is Back

Forget the muted brass tones that have been popular for the last few years--2019 is coming in bright, shiny, and new, so bring on the gold. You’ll want to go for a metallic look so bold you just can’t deny it. The luxurious mixture of black, gold, and marble is making a comeback from the 1980s. This fierce element takes any room to a whole new level. Apply it on faucets, frames, mirrors, and fixtures to incorporate an upscale flare.  

​​​​​​​Wallpaper Designs

Give your home a new sense of life by applying a modern wallpaper design. Use geometric patterns, florals, or metallics to reinvent this 1970s classic. Your aesthetic will embody a pure depth of character, making even the most simple rooms absolutely stunning. Apply this on an accent wall for a subtle yet impactful dimension.

​​​​​​​Greenhouse Vibes

The simplest way to reinvent any space is to bring in a plethora of houseplants. Beautiful pops of green attract the comfort of the outdoors into your modern-day home. Whether you choose to create a living wall, add hanging plants from the ceiling, or line your windowsills with pots galore, this addition is sure to brighten up your home. The added bonus of air purification adds functionality to this fresh style choice.

Happy decorating! For more design inspiration and style tips, check out our blog or contact us today. 


Rochelle Atlas Maize is Beverly Hill’s Leading Luxury Realtor and has helped hundreds of buyers & sellers in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, resulting in over $3.5 Billion in closed transactions.

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