7 retro home decor products that are making a comeback

Mid-century modern (MCM) is a aesthetic interior design which was popular in the 1950s and 1960s. Known for its clean lines, bold colors, and an emphasis on functionality over frills, furniture and other products that fall under this label tend to be made of wood or made of stainless steel and incorporates fabrics such as vinyl and polyester. Even though this style reached its peak over 50 years ago, it has seen a resurgence in the past decade thanks to period dramas like Mad Men, where MCM motifs have been widely taken into account in the scenography.

If you’re looking to spruce up your home in the New Year, getting inspiration from MCM could be a great way to have fun with it and add more panache to your personal space. Here are seven MCM-inspired retro decor products that can help you out, especially if you’re feeling nostalgic for the days.

1. Victrola Vintage 3-speed portable bluetooth record player; From $ 50

Victrola began to manufacture record players in 1906 and continued to do so for over 100 years. The brand’s vintage suitcase design will take you back to the days when records were the primary way to listen to music, except that with this device you can also connect to Bluetooth and stream all your favorite albums via Spotify, YouTube or iTunes.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Coca-Cola Tablecraft glass straw dispenser; $ 32

Now that pasta straws are all the rage, you need a place to store them. Take a tip from soda fountains from the 50s and get an old-fashioned glass straw dispenser like this one, which sports the classic Coca-Cola logo.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Large Nostalgia Retro countertop microwave; From $ 130

the Nostalgia shop on Amazon mixes MCM with Googie Style to create stylish household items that look like they’re from another time. However, this 800-watt microwave is more than just a household appliance. It features an LED digital clock, programming dial, and 12 pre-programmed settings that make it easy to reheat pizzas, vegetables and other popular foods.

Buy it: Amazon

4. 36.2 inch wide Almodovar lounge chair; From $ 304

If you liked The Jetsons As you grow older you are likely to enjoy this MCM style chair which has a cool futuristic vibe. With its natural wood finish and faux leather upholstery, this tripod chair could be a highlight to add to your living room.

Buy it: Wayfair

5. Kikkerland retro alarm clock; From $ 16

Instead of waking up to the alarm you set on your phone, try an old-fashioned alarm clock instead. This battery-powered model features glow-in-the-dark hands and a stop button at the top. With a bold edging you can get in red, blue, or green, this alarm clock reminds us of Formica countertops, saddle shoes, and cat glasses.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Smeg 2-slice toaster; $ 180

This Italian brand is known for making high-end appliances with a retro 50s look. The flagship is the two-slice toaster, which combines MCM style with modern functionality. It features two extra-wide slots with built-in self-centering racks, so you’ll get an even brown on both pieces of bread. As it offers six different heating levels, you can also control how crisp your toast is, and the stainless steel tray underneath is great for catching crumbs and preventing mess in the kitchen.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Retro typewriter style keyboard with tablet holder; $ 169 with the coupon on the page

Before the era of computers, the typewriter reigned supreme. Now you can combine these two technologies with this typewriter-style keyboard. It can connect with up to three devices simultaneously via Bluetooth and USB. The keys produce that distinctive click-clack sound like an authentic typewriter, but it also has a backlight, so you can type your future bestseller at night.

Buy it: Amazon

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