The popularity of the TV show Mad Men has sparked a huge wave of people wanting their home to have a mid-century vibe. As we look on enviously, it seems like this decor style is far out of reach (and outside the budget!). If you want to give your home a retro revamp on a budget, the good news is it isn’t as difficult or expensive as it may seem! We’ve picked out some great features in mid-century homes that can easily be incorporated to your own. Read on for some great inspiration!
Pick your colours wisely
Retro colour swatches include hues such as olive green, mustard yellow, teal and salmon pink. Choose one or all of these as feature colours, and pop them around your home. Whether you decide to repaint a whole room in a bright retro colour, or give it a subtle revamp by painting a piece of furniture, sticking to the colour scheme will instantly give you that mod vibe.
Add a bar cart
If there is one thing Don Draper has taught us, it is to always have a drink at arms reach. Whether you decide to stock it with hard liquor or hot chocolate ingredients, a vintage bar cart is a necessity in your new retro home. Check out local op shops or visit a nearby furniture store to nab yourself one of these nifty items.
Change the legs on your furniture
Mid-century furniture has one easily-identifiable feature: thin, stylish legs. Check out your local Gold Coast hardware store or search online to purchase some new furniture legs that can easily be swapped out on your existing furniture, for a cheap and easy way to revamp your home.
Little things = big impact
While furniture and colour schemes can change the look of your home straight away, if you want to start incorporating a mid-century style in your home, you don’t need to opt for a full renovation. Invest in small items such as appropriately coloured picture frames, patterned cushions or even retro-style prints to hang around your home.
Ready to give that modern home a retro revamp? Check out these local Gold Coast businesses who can help you along your way.
For all of your painting needs—including interior, exterior and decorative finishes—contact ADA Quality Painters. The highly-experienced team will be able to transform your home into a retro haven with a quick paint finish. Whether you’re just after a feature wall or want every area of the house repainted, no project is too big or small. Give them a call for a quote today!
Servicing: Gold Coast and surrounds
If you want to install a new vintage-inspired kitchen or need a new retro entertainment unit, contact Robbie Bonnici Cabinet Maker to discuss your project. Working in Gold Coast South, this is a reliable cabinet maker with years of experience creating quality products for all of his clients. Whether you want a whole new bathroom, or just need a kitchen renovation or custom piece of furniture, make Robbie Bonnici Cabinet Maker your first call.
Servicing: Gold Coast South
If you’re looking for a complete home makeover, Brett Williams Construction is your go-to builder. With 25 years’ experience in the industry, he specialises in all aspects of home renovations, from adding extensions, building decks and revamping home interiors. Perhaps your home needs a new living area, or you’re fed up with your closed off rooms—call Brett Williams Construction for a quote and get started on creating your dream home.
WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
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