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Rock It Retro

Some of the bright and busy patterns and designs from the 60s/70s could be considered too gaudy to fit in with the modern taste for minimalist decor but having a fun, colorful retro piece can really add personality to a room or jazz up an outfit so with a little nostalgia from the 80s thrown in we've chosen a few of our favorite designs to help you rock it retro at home or when you're out and about.

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'Retro Atomic Mobile' by StrangeLittleOnion. This trendy mid century patterned throw with minimalist ovals in orange, teal and green on a cream background will add an elegant touch of color to your decor without being too overt.

Continuing with the mid century modern style we love this table lamp by Diane Dempsey and the fun 'Tiki Tok' tripod lamp by MCMstyle. The bright colors and abstract patterns make these lamps fantastic statement pieces that will light up a dull room even when they're not switched on.

From Society6 we've found this great throw pillow by Tracie Andrews simple titled 'Barricade.' Though retro inspired this trendy design has a very modern appeal with gradient colors of orange and blue and sporty zig zag diagonal lines.

From 'Dippy Doodle' zazzle store this classic vinyl record clock can be customised with your own text or you can remove the text option to keep design only. The image links to a popular product collection of this design including supplies for retro themed parties.

Add some 60s flower power to your style. This cute wristlet from zazzle with vibrant retro floral pattern by designalicious will carry all your essentials on a groovy night out.

Another product from Dippy Doodle. This cool hip flask is a classic throw back to the 80s with music themed pattern on a teal background and custom cassette "mixtape" label that you can personalise with your name making it a great gift for anyone nostalgic for the 80s.

More 60s flower power this time for the home. Orange, brown, yellow and teal are a signature retro color combo that looks great on this cute bubbly flower patterned table cloth from zazzle with design by BooPooBeeDoo that will cheer up any kitchen.

We've seen quite a few phone cases with a cassette tape image but we really like this one from Society6 by Diego Tirigall because of the quote "When words fail, music speaks" handwritten across it. Available for iPhone and Galaxy.

RELAX in giant retro text is the perfect design for a beach towel like this one from Society6 by Picomodi. You'll easily find your spot on the sand with this bold and colorful beach towel "screaming" at you.

We're rounding things off with another favorite from Society6 and Picomodi. These retro botany leggings are decorated with whimsical abstract geometric flowers making them another mid century classic but on a dark background the effect is elegant and pretty.

Check out more retro style in home decor from our top picks collection on Zazzle

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