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A Blast From The Past: Retro Wallpaper Through The Ages

Let’s take a trip down memory lane.

When it comes to wallpaper, few styles are more iconic than the retro designs of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Wallpaper through these eras was distinct, bold and artistic, and is the perfect way to throw it back and make an instant style statement in your modern home.

Retro decor styles are all the rage right now, with art deco and mid-century design popping up all over our Pinterest and Instagram feeds. If you’re looking to get in on the action, you’ve come to the right place. From the pretty florals of the 50s to the flower power designs of the 70s, here at I Want Wallpaper we’re turning back time with a closer look at some of our favourite retro wallpaper styles.


50s Wallpaper

Wallpaper styles in the 50s were the definition of ‘vintage’. Think pretty florals in subtle hues such as pastel blue and blue pink. The effect is subtle and feminine, ideal for bringing a pretty finish to your living room, hallway or bedroom.

For a touch of the 50s in your modern home, opt for the Holden Decor Felicity London Rose Floral Vinyl Wallpaper. With a cream and rose pink colour palette and classic vintage motifs, this stylish 50s retro wallpaper will bring a touch of class to any room in the house.


60s Wallpaper

The 60s saw a continuation of florals and leaf prints, however with a move towards a more geometric style. Colours also moved into a warmer, earthier colour palette – think warm-toned reds and orange shades, with retro orange wallpapers appearing in homes around the world.

60s wallpaper is fun and vibrant, perfect for creating a statement look in a living room. Why not create an eye-catching feature wall with the stunning Rasch Barbara Becker Flower Petals Pattern Wallpaper?


70s Wallpaper

70s wallpaper saw similar styles to the 60s, with geometric ‘flower power’ florals and warm shades still standing strong. The tones, however, became even earthier, with browns mixing in with orange to create a darker, sophisticated finish.

For a touch of the 70s in your home, opt for the Grandeco Orion Geometric 70s Inspired Damask Metallic Wallpaper. Hang in a bedroom or living room then team with orange soft furnishings to bring a touch of 70s inspired opulence to your home.



If you’re looking to recreate the styles of years gone by in your own home, look no further than the retro wallpaper collection at I Want Wallpaper, where you can discover a stunning array of vintage style wallpapers to inject style and interest into any room. Or, for a contemporary twist on retro styles, why not explore our metallic geometric wallpaper collection?