How to Give Your Patio a Retro Look
Having retro patio furniture will make your patio look like a time machine. The vintage and retro look of your patio will bring back the memory of the certain era that you want to bring. Usually, in order to get a vintage or retro look, the retro patio furniture that you have to buy is the wooden retro patio furniture and the black and white retro patio furniture. The wooden retro patio furniture will emphasize the rustic look to the patio and will bring the look of the 30’s to the patio. The black and white retro patio furniture will represent the 60’s when black and white color was very popular back then. Beside of the tips above, below are some more to help you create a vintage or retro look to your patio
1. Choose a Theme
The most important thing to do in making your patio a vintage or retro look is that you have to choose a theme, or to be more specific, choose an era. Retro patio furniture will not be well used if you are not digging into the past and find a style of a certain era that you love the best. The popular eras such as the 20’s, the 70’s, or the 80’s are still good to be taken as your patio theme. Remember to find the characteristics of those eras to be transferred into your retro patio furniture. Say for example, the 70’s. The 70’s is where the popping bright color and abstract designs were so popular. Make sure that your retro patio furniture has the bright colors and the abstract patterns of the 80’s.
2. Bring Additional Retro Elements
Beside of the retro patio furniture that you need to put in your patio in order to make your patio look like a patio from a different era, you also have to put some additional retro elements to your patio so that it will emphasize the vintage and retro look even more. You can put an old vintage television in your patio as accessories. A rug with abstracts and colorful color will be great if you are choosing the 80’s as your theme, or maybe some framed picture of vespa or some bands from the 80’s like Queen will make your patio absolutely stands out.
Beside of some ideas above about retro patio furniture, you can also modify the light source of your patio. Make the light dim and use wall scones to add the retro element to your patio.