Retro Decor Items Your Grandparents Had That You’ll Want In Your Home

When you think of your grandparents’ home, what comes to mind? Depending on your age, you might remember things like beaded curtains, round pintuck pillows, or (gasp) plastic slipcovers. But the home styles that you might have thought were over are coming back–and better than ever. In fact, you might find some of these fab finds in your local home furnishings store. If you’re looking to update your home, travel back in time and consider these retro decor items that your grandparents had that you’ll want in your home, too.

Shag Rugs

Sure, they might be a total crumb collector, but shag rugs are making a big comeback. Why? Well, they’re super comfortable, so when you walk on them, your feet feel cushioned. (And really, who wouldn’t want that bit of cozy comfort on their toes?) Just be sure to invest in a good vacuum so that you can get up any pet hair or dirt that collects in it. 

Artificial Plants

Having plants in your home is beneficial, since they can purify the air and create a zen-like feeling in your space. But if you don’t have time to water plants (or just don’t have a green thumb), live plants just might not work for your needs. Enter artificial potted plants, which have truly come a long way from their former (and very fake-looking) plant predecessors. You can find lots of artificial plants that look just like the real thing–and don’t need water. Just remember to dust them weekly so they keep their shine. 

The Recliner 

There’s a reason why recliners have endured through the years, and it’s this: they’re super comfortable. (Lie down in one and you’ll see what we mean.) Just because you might be considering a recliner doesn’t mean that it has to look like your Grandpa’s, though. You can find some very stylish recliners that come in many styles and fabrics. It will easily blend in with your existing decor, and once you sit in it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without one. 

Quilted Throws

Quilted throws are covering chairs and sofas in many of today’s most stylish homes. Known for their bright colors and honeycomb pattern, major retailers are now selling quilted throws that somehow manage to remain true to their roots but are also modern for customers who prefer a contemporary design. You can place them anywhere in your home for a warm, inviting feeling. 

There are so many ways you can incorporate retro decor into your home’s current design. From recliners to quilts to shag rugs, they can all be used to make your home even more stylish than it already is. Grandma would be proud. 

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