Retro Inspired Home Accessories – Get The Look

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Nothing at the moment says stylish like the retro touch, and there are some great pieces out there at the moment to give your home that special and quirky feel. While shops are finally bringing out some great items you should also make sure you get the real deal. Vintage shops, car boot sales and eBay are great places to look for a bargain that really has the authentic touch.

Vinyl bookends.

These great bookends are perfect for giving your books that bit of the wow factor, something unusual but brilliant at the same time. We would never condone mutilating any of your own LPs so buy this set from Urban Outfitters for £20.

Roxy Record Turntable

No home is complete without a decent turntable, and while there are cheaper versions out there you’ll be hard-pressed to find one this stunning. Oozing retro this 3 speed record player won’t disappoint.  £130 from Wotever. Giving you that classic hotrod feel it will definitely impress.

Hello Sailor Anchor Doorstop

While you may think the nautical trend has only come around in the last few years, it is actually a trend dating back quite a while. Nothing says retro like a good ole doorstop and this anchor one is gorgeous, and much better than propping your door open with a couple of old books. Pick one up for £16.99 from Dolly Dagger.

Recipe Book Binder

We all collect recipes from people, magazines and random books that we end up storing between our recipe books, so now is the time to buy a binder. This one from Paperchase is fab and it comes with a pretty and retro design on the front perfect for any domestic goddess. Think of it as your own little home made cookbook. £9.75 from Paperchase.

Roberts Revival R250 Portable Radio

A vision in pastel pink the old school radio is the must have item for a bit of retro glam. Back to the simple life with FM tuning. Prices can go as high as £150 but we have scoured the best of the net and found it for only £97.27 with free delivery from Go Electrical. Perfect to belt out tunes this summer.

Smeg Fridge

This is the most luxurious item any vintage kitchen needs to have, it is a total dream object and it could be time to just invest! Coming in several colours but our favourite is this pastel green. It is an instant focal point and the hub of most homes! Bring a bit of old American style into your kitchen, you won’t be sorry! £883.60 from  The Appliance Warehouse.

Of course these are just a starting point, they’ll kit you out brilliantly and hopefully inspire you to think retro!

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