How to Style Retro Furniture in Your Home

What is retro style furniture?

At the Direct Office Supply Company, we stock a range of retro style furniture. These are new pieces of furniture, designed to resemble the style of vintage pieces which have been popular in past decades. These much-loved styles are making a comeback in 2020 with bold statement chairs and throwback pieces like turntable stands for a truly vintage feel. 

With high quality, affordable pieces from our home furniture brands Dorel and Shankar, you’ll find everything you need to give your home a retro makeover.


How do I style retro furniture in my home?

The Owen range from Dorel Home Furniture features coordinating pieces in a range of different colour finishes to suit any décor. Each piece in this minimalistic range features a sleek woodgrain finish paired with hairpin legs for the ultimate retro look. A coffee table is an essential for a stylish living room, and the Owen range has the choice of a round or rectangular table.


A matching round or square table by the side of your couch is great for holding your cup of coffee, magazines or books, a lamp, or other items to bring character to your living room. The Owen Round End Table can be seen styled with different lamps, house plants and books. The subtle walnut or grey oak finish is easy to match with any colour scheme you choose.

The Owen TV stand is a great example of how this range combines vintage style design with modern needs. This stand is suitable for TVs up to 42” and has two cubbies for storing your TV box or DVD player, with the same sleek finish as the other products in this line.

If you’re a lover of all things vintage and retro, a record player is an essential. Whether you have a turntable with speakers or a suitcase style record player, the Concord Turntable stand is a great choice for storing and displaying your turntable and records. This unit comes in two sizes and a variety of colour options that combine white, walnut, blue and oak panels. Dorel provides a range of pictures showing different ways you could style the Concord stand in your home, with other retro style accessories.


A customer photo shows how they have styled their Concord stand with accessories that have elements of 70s style, such as bold floral patterns and bright colours. The larger size means added space for displaying items- and more albums!

Pairing minimal and bold pieces is a great way to achieve the vintage look in your home. Warm, bright yellows and oranges are perfect for achieving a 1970s style and look great with walnut furniture. Shankar Furniture supplies a huge selection of statement chairs, some of which are ideal for a retro style living room. The Pacific chair is a great choice if you’re looking to bring warm tones to your home, as it comes in yellow or brick orange.

Another essential element of retro seating is a bold frame. Shankar have plenty of chairs in this style, but our favourites are the Logan and Monaco, which come in a variety of fabric and leather-look finishes. The curved arms and striped print of the Restmore chair would make this an eye-catching addition to your seating area.

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