Retro Wallpaper Helps Bring Back The Fabulous 50’s, The Swinging 60’s and The Groovy 70’s, Yeah Baby!

Little Greene Wallpaper Retro WallpaperRetro wallpaper from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s has a vintage style all of it’s own. The retro theme has become very popular in recent years from fashion, art, video and decor.

Think geometric patterns, oranges and browns and quirky 50’s kitchen designs and you have retro wallpaper.

Groovy was the flavour of the day back then and  if you want to re create that era it couldn’t be easier than with wallpaper.

Retro isn’t for everyone but if you cringe at the minimalist look and are so over the neutral colour palettes with everything beige the quirky groovy retro style might be just what you’re looking for.

In today’s throw away society it might be worth re-evaluating what we already have, recycling and making use of family heirlooms.

Retro is definitely a style that is fun and has character. One persons retro style might differ enormously from someone elses but it’s easy to create with a few key pieces.

Upholstered furniture and modern danish furniture with tall tapered skinny legs is a good start. Lino flooring or as we would call it today vinyl flooring. Add fabrics with patterns based on scientific forms and geometrics. Lights that look a little like flying saucers fit in well. A colourful 60’s poster, a crocheted throw rug, a glass cake stand and a set of flying ducks on the wall all help with the retro theme. An old turntable and tin kitchen canisters are so kitschy but so retro.

Whilst retro is from an era gone by it is also a very individual choice today therefore there is no right or wrong way. The one thing that can really set a backdrop for this theme is retro wallpaper of course. With so many designs and colours to choose from it will be easy to choose the perfect paper for your retro look.


Layla Faye Wallpaper

Layla Faye has released a fabulous collection of designs that feature bold, bright retro designs but with a modern twist. These refreshing retro prints consist of pretty flora motifs and bold graphic symmetrical patterns. Using the authentic retro colours of the day such as a subtle palette of cornflower and midnight blue, sunburst yellow and olive greens with a range of greys.
We would describe this collection as funky contemporary retro!

You can buy these gorgeous retro wallpapers and more from WallpaperDirect

Click Here To See the Layla Faye Collection

Layla Faye Wallpaper - Arrows


Layla Faye Wallpaper - Botanical Bursts


Layla Faye Wallpaper - Daisy


Layla Faye Wallpaper - Diamond


Layla Faye Wallpaper - Flower Swirl


Layla Faye Wallpaper - Folksy


Layla Faye Wallpaper - Owl


Layla Faye Wallpaper - Whistle


Layla Faye Wallpaper - Tall Flower


SketchTwenty 3 Wallpaper – Decadence Collection – Honeycomb

Honeycomb is a contemporary retro geometric design with a slight raised texture. It is part of the stunning Decadence collection from German designers SketchTwenty 3 and has a strong feel with a masculine element which is perfect for urban living. A wonderful wallpaper suited to loft style and city dwelling. Available in 4 different colourways.

sketchtwenty 3 wallpaper - Honeycomb Design

sketchtwenty 3 wallpaper - Honeycomb Colours

Available from WallpaperDirect


Albany – Performance Collection – Spotlight

A retro styled design featuring an all over geometric pattern. Shown below in the vibrant orange but also available in red, green, mocha and grey.

Albany Wallpaper - Spotlight OrangeSpotlight Design can be purchased from WallpaperDirect


 Little Green – Retrospective Papers Collection – Star Flower

“Starflower” is circa 1967 (a genuine pattern from the 60’s). We love the bold colours and the styled flower graphics that make up this simple flowering trail. Available in all the popular colours of the sixties.

Little Green Wallpaper - Retrospective Papers collection - Star FlowerStarflower is available to buy from WallpaperDirect

Little Green Wallpaper - Starflower - Peacock


Little Greene – Retrospective Papers – Lavaliers

Little Greene wallpaper have taken authentic patterns from the 70’s and reproduced them. “Lavaliers” is from circa 1975 and comes in popular colours fron the 70’s. It features a bold pattern of interlocking ovals creating a chain like effect. Available in a variety of colours but we love the chocolate and beige the best!

Little Greene Wallpaper - Retrospective Papers Collection - LavaliersLavaliers is available to buy from WallpaperDirect


Tres Tintas – Hit Collection – Hexagono

A hip and funky geometric hexagonal design by Spanish wallpaper designers Tres Tintas. Way groovy!

Tres Tintas Wallpaper - HexagonoAvailable to buy from WallpaperDirect


Albany – Conversation Collection – James

A fun retro design with four-sided star burst shapes in black, grey and cream on a bold yellow with mica highlights. Also available in green, beige and grey on dark charcoal grey with mica highlights, subtle shades of greys and beige with mica highlights and in fresh pink, orange, green and beige with mica highlights.

Albany Wallpaper - Conversation Collection - JamesAlbany – James design can be purchased from WallpaperDirect

Albany Wallpaper - James Design - Different Colour Variations

Also Available In These Colours


Albany – Conversation Collection – Oscar

A bold retro geometric design with overlaid hexagon shapes, in a subtle mica effect on beige with a grid outline in metallic burnt orange and soft brown. Also available in a subtle mica effect on cream with a grid outline in metallic grey, lime green and violet purple.

Albany Wallpaper - Conversation Collection - OscarAlbany – Oscar can be purchased form WallpaperDirect


Albany – Albany Wow 2013 Collection – Retro Clock

A fun retro design using motifs of clock faces as an overall pattern. This wallpaper would be perfect for the kitchen. Shown below in vintage lime green and grey but also available in grey, red and grey and vintage orange and brown.

Albany wallpaper - Albany Wow 2013 Collection - Retro Clocks

Albany Wallpaper - Retro Clocks Design In Different Colour VariationsAlso Available In These Colours


Albany – Wow Collection – Geometric Trail

An all over funky wallpaper featuring a retro, geometric trailing design. Shown here in vintage lime and pink, also available in two other colourways.

Albany Wallpaper - Geometric TrailAvailable from WallpaperDirect


The below wallpapers from Mr Perswall – Nostalgic Collection are available to buy here

Mr Perswall – Nostalgic Collection – Let’s Twist Again

This fabulous design is a wall mural measuring 180cm wide x 265cm high.  Step back to the 60’s with this original retro style juke box.

Let's Twist Again - Mr Perswall - 60's Jukebox


Mr Perswall – Nostalgic Collection – Let’s Twist Again

Another great retro style mural featuring an authentic jukebox from the 60’s. Total mural size 180cm wide x 265cm high.

Mr Perswall - Let's Twist Again Mural


Mr Perswall – Nostalgic Collection – Pinball

An extremely life like photographic image of a Junk yard pinball machine, perfect for that retro srcade feel. Total mural size 90cm wide x 265cm high.

Mr Perswall - Pinball


Mr Perswall – Nostalgic Collection – Pinball

Another version of the above mural featuring the Junk Yard pinball machine. Total mural size 90cm wide x 265cm high.

Mr Perswall - Pinball2


We love the quirky nature of retro wallpaper and have recently installed the “Trippy” design from Superfresco Easy (Graham & Brown).  It was used in a high rise apartment as a feature wall in the lounge room and hall. It can be seen on our completed jobs gallery .We also include an image below.

Wallpaper Gold Coast - Trippy Retro

For professional wallpapering throughout Brisbane and the Gold Coast, please call Rupert on 0410 622 541 or we can be contacted by email. For many other wallpaper decorating ideas please browse through our wallpaper decorating blog.


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