Sacramento living room
Jazzy colors and wood paneling make this living room a study in retro vibes. Photo by Jim Brown.

From the purple Egg Chair to the orange wall color, this living room is what retro dreams are made of. Have fun with your furnishings and create a style of your own through different patterned pillows and wall art from a local artist. But before you start personalizing, make sure to get these 6 pieces to take your home back to your favorite decade.

Classic Pearsall Free Form Coffee Table
Classic Pearsall Free Form Coffee Table,

Classic Adrian Pearsall Free Form Coffee Table

This coffee table has been a staple of retro design for decades. While most of the room is orange, the walnut legs of this table stand out among the rest of the color palette.


Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair
Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair,

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair

The staple piece of the room is obviously the magenta Egg Chair. It’s the perfect color to accent the orange walls and green pillows. Not only does it add texture to the room, it’s also fun to lounge in. If magenta isn’t your color, Hive Modern has several fabrics and shades to choose from.

Vladimir Kagan serpentine sofa
Vladimir Kagan serpentine sofa with tag,

Vladimir Kagan Biomorphic Sofa

If you’re experimenting with a lot of bright colors in your living room, you can always tone it down with a neutral colored couch. This couch offers optimal sitting room without taking up a lot of space. The round shape contrasts the sharp edges of the home’s architecture while matching the round features of the other furnishings.

Jantzen double sconce
Jantzen double sconce,

Jantzen Double Sconce

Light up your room with some simple additions to your wall. These little sconces are great for mood lighting and highlight any wall color.


George Nelson equinox tripod floor lamp
George Nelson equinox tripod floor lamp,

George Nelson Equinox Tripod Floor Lamp

Every MCM fan knows that a George Nelson lamp is essential to creating the perfect look to your retro room. A tripod lamp is nice if you’re working with vertical space because of how it elongates the room.

Whimsical green pear sham
Whimsical green pear sham set of 2,

Whimsical Green Pear Shams

Let loose and add some unique pillows to your living room. Curated patterns and continuity are important, but so is having a little fun. Find a throw pillow adorned with your favorite fruit, or your spirit animal, and personalize your living room.