My Vintage Inspiration: Interior Decor


Recently, I’ve really loved retro house styles. I guess it’s not a surprise because I love everything else retro as well! I love the shape and roundness of mid-century style, but unlike my grandmother’s mid-century style, which is earthy colors, I prefer bright, cheery colors and pastels. I’ve gathered together some images that I really love.

This below is one of the first pictures I saw showing an example of retro styling and I fell. in. love. I love the white, the bright colors, and all the small details (anyone notice that there’s a Betty Crocker cookbook on the counter?).


This kitchen is a bit too pink and a bit too pastel for me (I can see it in a bakery or an at-home cake making business) but again, it’s very retro! I love the shape of the fridge, the bar stools, and again, details: there’s a Breakfast at Tiffany’s poster on the fridge!


I love the color of these appliances!

41285c9bab1dc09318f9a85ac6487f94This kitchen is an attempt at retro styling, and there are elements that I like: the fridge (I have a slight fridge obsession!), the display shelving, and the breadbox. However, the countertop and the light above the sink certainly do not go with the style! Neither do the knobs on the cupboards. I would do open, floating shelves and would go for white countertops, and I would replace the knobs on the drawers.


This is NOT retro styling, in fact, it’s rather modern, but I love the idea of a patterned backsplash!


I also like elements of this kitchen as well. This style is more french/cottage/country but I like the organic vibe that it has. (Also, the shape of the fridge…)


As you can see, I’m kind of obsessed with kitchens…the kitchen is the most important room in the house, you know! ButI have a few bedrooms on the list…

I adore this bedroom. I’m not sure exactly why. For one, it’s pastel. 2, there’s blue in there, and I’m drawn to blue. 3: I love the coordinating movie poster on the wall. I really love that idea and think it would be great in a hallway! (Also, check out that flooring!)


Pastels again. I love how this desk area gives a lived-in, messy look that totally coordinates. Plus, those mid-century lines of the desk and chair are so lovely!


I think this vanity table area would be perfect for a retro preteen girl’s bedroom – although I could definitely see it in my own room! The softness of the pastels gives for such a dreamy vibe.


I also really like the shelving here next to a desk. The hexagon frame is a little different, and all the pastels coordinate so well.


What do you think of retro-vintage interior decor?

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10 thoughts on “My Vintage Inspiration: Interior Decor

  1. Hannah E.Silvius says:

    They are really super cute. But I don’t think I want my house to be vintage. I prefer a farmhouse kind of look. I can understand the odd obsession of liking the shape of a fridge. To tell the truth I’m obsessed with colored doors, really. 😉 What I really do like is the 4th, 9th, 10th, and 11th picture. Mix all the color,and style together,and TA-DAH!!! You have my bedroom!! 😀

    • Hannah E.Silvius says:

      Oh, and Aria can’t u feel fall coming!?? I’m ready for fall to kick down the doors, and body slam the walls down,and let the COLD IN!! 😀 I can wear my cute fall/winter boots, my warm scarfs, my sweaters, and all tho’s pretty fall colors!!!! OHHHH! I think that high squeaky girl voice is coming back again! Just walking through a trail seeing all the fall colors with my family,and friends just give me buckets full of Joy, and Excitement! 😀

    • Aria says:

      Yeah, I like certain elements of farmhouse styles. Colored doors are cool! I saw an example of a hot pink door in a white room and even though I’m not fond of hot pink, I really liked the idea!

  2. Kristen says:

    While I don’t think I’d ever want to decorate my house totally vintage, I do think a house that is decorated in this style would be adorable in its own way. I love the pop of color from the yellow bouquet in pic #1 and those floors in bedroom #1 are amazing! You totally need to decorate your future home in a vintage style; you could definitely pull this off! 😉

    • Aria says:

      Me either – there are elements I don’t really care for in a complete retro-vintage style – like the lack of the color white and a lot of knick-knack items. I really like clean, open space and white, which modernizes it. Also, I would probably not go with black and white tile for flooring even though it seems to be very retro.

  3. Kiley says:

    I LOVE the 9th picture :) It’s so cute! I don’t know if I would want my house vintage. But I’m like you and I really love pastel colors :) I like a lot of whites and pastel pinks haha 😀

    • Aria says:

      Me too! I love that desk area. I know, everyone is different! For me, I adore retro styling, and I can totally see myself decorating this way in the future.

  4. Catharine Runion says:

    I love those rooms! I’m not a super vintage-loving person, but I must say, I love your taste. You make everything look pretty!
    Also, happy belated birthday! I’m sorry I missed it – we didn’t have as much wifi as we thought on our trip. :)

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