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Retro Lighting Ideas for your Dining Room

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Retro lighting is one of the easiest ways to bring a throwback vibe to your décor whether you decide to give your room a complete 50’s, 60’s or 70’s make-over. However you may simply want to place one or two carefully chosen items from a particular era in your room to add character.

See our sugestions to give you dinning room a retro amazing touch!

 

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Arc floor lamps like the Arvin Overhang work well with a smooth look.

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Black, white and monochrome were also popular in this decade so why not choose a bold black fitting such as the Colman Pendant – Black as an accent colour. Add wicker or plastic furniture, shag pile rugs and bean bags for the finishing touches.

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The ‘Swinging Sixties’ was the decade of free love, pop music, flower power and fun. Pop art from artists such as Andy Warhol and David Hockney depicting images from mass culture were seen on wallpaper and posters. Choose psychedelic colours like orange with fuchsia pink to make a fun and groovy 60’s statement. The vibrant Jive Pendant will enhance the retro vibe with a shape that echoes the lighting of this time.

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Formica, melamine and plastics were all popular materials during this decade as were geometric patterns. Choose a chequerboard vinyl floor in black and white and add a large brightly coloured fridge for a 50’s inspired kitchen/diner. Mint greens, pale yellows and blues were also popular choices of colours so complete the look with a ceiling light such as the Soprana PD-1 4 Light Bar Pendant.

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The post war years saw the celebration of design and became the age of the consumer. To get the 50’s look at home choose sleek classically designed 50’s furniture. Alternatively go for an American diner style decor in bubble gum colours, bold yellows or electric blue and team with a central pendant in a softer colour such as the Dynamo Pendant.

Explore our pinterest board for more inspirations. Get more ideas for your projects and find functional, stylish and sizable lighting choices.