Trend report: retro rerun
No, you haven't stepped through a time warp: bold wallpaper, vintage furniture and retro styling are having a major revival. Mustard first started when Becca began collecting vintage lockers, so it's no surprise that we are all about this modern twist on a bygone era. Luckily, so are our friends at Lust Home!
To celebrate, we've paired up with Lust Home to create the ultimate retro power duo: colourful lockers and patterned wallpaper. We might be biased, but we think this is a match made in heaven. If your tastes tend to lean more towards maximalism than minimalism, you'll love this retro revival. The aesthetic is all for loud patterns, bold colours and layering textures (think the opposite of pared-back Scandi!) Want to embrace the swinging sixties or psychedelic seventies? Here's how to nail the trend.
these walls talk
One of the biggest trends in the interior world is the return of wallpaper. The right pattern can completely transform your space and tie all your homewares together for a look that's as vivid as it is cohesive. Head to Lust Home to browse every geometric pattern you need to create a major vintage vibe. We love a sweet gingham for a pastel-themed kid's room, a lush floral for a sense of drama and a funky zebra print for a moody yet modern take on retro style. And we love a matching locker even more!
unlock the past
Unlock the secret to the retro aesthetic with Mustard Made lockers. Our nostalgic silhouettes and tactile powder-coated surfaces are the perfect mix for spaces inspired by yesteryear. Retro-styled furniture favours strong, clean shapes and often nods to industrial elements. Tick and tick! Plus, the Mustard rainbow is a perfect match for a retro colour palette, which favours bold jewel tones. Lean into the sixties with Lilac, Ocean and Sage, embrace the seventies with classic Mustard and Olive or go all-out eighties in Poppy, Navy and White.
As the vintage vibes reign supreme, retro styling calls for a playful approach to decor. Accessorise your space with thrifted pieces like neon signage, vintage glassware and ceramics, and artwork or prints that evoke nostalgia. A throwback item like a rotary phone or record player is a shortcut to retro heaven. More is more when it comes to this look, so don't be afraid to get adventurous! Layer textures like velvet, metal and glass, experiment with clashing patterns and above all, let your personality shine. There's nothing like a unique vintage piece to start a conversation!
Get the retro revival look with these vintage-inspired pieces.
1. Trotter, Lacoste Print by Bobby Clark | 2. Bedside Lamp by Replica | 3. Sunburst Wall Clock by MiiO Store | 4. Keep On Rollin' Cushion by Lust Home | 5. Wave Flutes by Fazeek | 6. Disco Ball Hanging Planter by Urban Outfitters | 7. Melamine Butter Dish by MoMa Design Store | 8. Rotary Telephone by The Iconic | 9. The Shorty Locker by Mustard Made | 10. Rug by Ruggable | 11. Wave Candle by Bed Threads | 12. Velvet Chair by Anthropologie
Want to recreate this look? Make sure you enter our very special giveaway with Lust Home to be in the running to win a Mustard locker and a £500 Lust Home voucher. See all the details and enter on Instagram.
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