Mixing old with new: Beyond Retro tells us how to harmonise

Want to know how to make your vintage treasures work in a 21st century home? You’re in the right place. To celebrate our new collaboration with Beyond Retro (hello, recycled double denim), the team tells us how to successfully mix antique finds with modern pieces. Good news: your mid-century sideboard really can work with that shiny new lamp you’ve got your eye on. 



1. All-out vintage not your thing? Test the waters by introducing small items into your home like a throw, lampshade or even something as simple as a magazine rack.

2. Mixing up materials is key to harmonising pieces from different eras. Style our upcycled denim cushion with a plush upholstered sofa, or throw our denim blanket over your crisp cotton bedsheets.

3. If you’re lucky enough to have sourced an amazing retro find – like a 70s Danish sideboard – make it the focal point of your living space. Then, pick modern accessories to bring it into the present day. Think contemporary ceramics or a statement table lamp

4. Whether you want to recreate a full vintage look or just dabble in another era, your wall art is key. Add a vintage vibe to a modern home with retro prints, an old-school movie poster or a beautiful Art Deco mirror. These pieces will really tie your look together.

5. Moodboards and Pinterest are your best friend when it comes to looking for home inspiration. From Art Deco bathrooms to nostalgic 90s dens, it’s all out there for you to take, and recreate.

Article written by: Emily Rogers

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