Retro / Vintage

Retro interior design style takes us back to the 1950s, 60s and 70s and is characterised by bright colours, graphic prints and unique furniture pieces. If you love this style, then making DIY projects and furniture is a great way to add a unique and personal touch to your interiors.

If you love the Retro interior design style, there are countless ways to make your own furniture and decorations using materials such as mdf, plywood, oak or pine. These materials are easily available and relatively affordable, allowing you to create beautiful Retro-inspired DIY projects even on a small budget.

One of the most popular retro furniture pieces is the classic sideboard. You can easily make your own sideboard out of mdf or plywood and then finish it with a coat of paint in a striking blue, yellow or orange retro colour. Or finish the sideboard with retro-inspired materials such as Bakelite or vinyl. Cover the furniture with brightly coloured fabrics and prints, for example. Complete the sideboard by attaching retro legs underneath.  

Are you new to making your own furniture? One of the easiest DIY projects to incorporate retro style into your home is to make eye-catching wall decorations. For example, create a geometric pattern using custom-made hexagons, or use MDF as the baseboard for your unique poster. Are you a little more advanced? Then think about making your own frames for your Retro posters. This way, you can add a unique and personal touch to your interior and enjoy your homemade retro masterpieces!

You can also use plywood or oak to create a retro-style bookcase or shelf. For example, choose an asymmetrical design with different compartments in different sizes and shapes, and paint it in retro colours. Or choose a coloured MDF type as a base, so you don't have to paint. This way, you create not only a practical piece of furniture, but also a real eye-catcher in your interior.

Another fun DIY tip is to make a retro-inspired wall panel out of pine. For this, you can use different thicknesses and widths of wood, which you then attach together. Complete the wall panel with a retro-inspired image or print and hang it as eye-catching decoration. Finally, you can also make your own decorations with these materials, such as a Retro-inspired mirror made of mdf with an eye-catching shape. Or make a plywood storage box and paint it with graphic prints in bright colours.

In short, there are countless ways to make your own Retro-inspired furniture and decorations using materials such as mdf, plywood, oak or pine. Play with different shapes, colours and prints and let your creativity run wild. Get started and create your own Retro-inspired DIY projects and furniture for an interior that's just right for you!