Before the outright gaudy colours and patterns that arrived with the 70s, the 60s were the start of the groovy vibe that soon took over. Mix that with a bit of a futuristic and understated vibe and you've got the perfect sixties themed style for your home. The ball chair is the perfect example of this. Simple but totally groovy, with bright colours that would look great in a minimalistic living room or bedroom, or clashed with some bright patterns and contrasting colours. For example, wrong for hay green printed cushion would look amazing against the bright red. the I love the kind of outer space vibe that comes with this kind of decor - it's something that you can never get bored of and is such a refreshing style compared to a lot of the traditional home decor that is around these days.
One of the most versatile things about going for sixties decor, is the vast amount of colours that you can use. Pastel colours were big so if you wanted a more feminine, understated vibe you could go for light pinks and blues like in the Harto Marcel shelving system, or you could go all out groove and get all of the bright colours in. I personally think for a true sixties feel, the way to go is bright, but simple. Clash the colours and the patterns but don't have the gaudy patterns everywhere. Start with a simple, one colour feature piece like this beautiful golden yellow sofa and accessorise around that, clashing earthy colours and patterns like on the rug and the little bits and pieces of decor. Make it loud but classy.
All of these pieces are available from nest.co.uk, an independent luxury retailer which was founded in Sheffield. Nest stocks authentic, licensed original products making it the perfect retailer to go to when you want to channel the style of a particular decade in your home, whether it's the 50s, the 60s or the 70s and you can see from the collection above just how beautiful the pieces are.
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