Retro is everything that is based on styles and the spirit of past ages. Well, maybe “ages” is not the right word : normally “retro” is something that was inspired by the style that was popular just a decade or two before! For example, currently we’re enjoying the comeback of the 90s: very retro! Retro style in interior decoration has always been very popular - and, seeing as many other trends have a tendency (a trendency?) to come back from time to time, retro will probably never go out of fashion. By choosing one of our retro canvas prints, you can easily and quickly change the look of your apartment or office, and achieve the desirable atmosphere of “oldness”.
Retro, vintage, old school - those are three words that are often used as synonyms, although they actually mean completely different things! The differences are quite subtle and it may be difficult to know what’s what, but don’t worry. We’ll explain it all! Retro is an imitation of styles that were fashionable in the past, usually quite recent one - let’s say, one or two decades ago! Just take a look on our retro canvas prints: we have reproductions of black and white photographs, ink illustrations, images of people dressed in outfits from the past, and even typographies inspired by old fonts among other types of similar motifs. Although each of our canvas prints retro are, well, retro, then none of them is vintage: because vintage is something that is really from the old times!
Vintage is, for example, a dress your mother worn on her first dancing party, or a wedding portrait of your grandparents - our vintage canvas prints only have a vintage effect, since we create them for you anew. And what about oldschool? Well, this style combines the abovementioned two: oldschool is everything that have a type of old charm and a timeless quality. That’s why our canvas prints retro, although undoubtedly modern, are absolutely oldschool! How to use retro canvases to create a unique decoration with an intriguing character? Here’s a couple of ideas!
Shabby chic is one of styles of decoration that, although it have existed for a couple of decades now, have only recently taken over magazines and blogs dedicated to interior decoration. It’s a combination of everything that we love about retro style - warmth and subtle smudge of nostalgia, with a completely modern pastel color scheme beloved by Pinterest users. No wonder that it’s one of the most popular styles of interior decorations! If you like charming and cozy interiors that make you want to spend some time there, with a book and a cup of hot cocoa, then shabby chic is a perfect style for you. Do you dream of decorating your interior in shabby chic style? Combine pastel colors of your walls and furniture with decorations, such as retro canvas prints, thanks to which you’ll achieve a sweet, a bit sentimental (in the best meaning of the word) effect, that you’ll surely love!
Although it’s not as popular as shabby chic, steampunk style is slowly pushing itself into the public eye. To simply put it, steampunk is a style that is heavily inspired by the 19th century (often Victorian) aesthetic (that’s where “steam” comes from - after all, the 19th century is the age of steam!). Retro canvas prints in steampunk style feature a lot of gears, gentlemen in bowler hats operating mysterious machines (like Herbert’s Time Machine!) and ladies in crinolines. Sounds nice? To achieve a truly steampunk effect, combine colors of metals and gems, and add canvas prints retro in victorian or industrial style. It’s a quite unique look for interiors, but in many places - for example in thematic pubs or cafes - steampunk will look absolutely fantastic! Are you looking for accessories, that will complement and emphasize your steampunk retro canvas prints? Websites selling handicrafts are a true mine of decorative gems in this style!
Rustic style is an example of truly timeless classic: that’s why our retro canvas prints are so often inspired by it! The point of rustic style is simpleness and unpretentiousness: an interior that looks as if it was taken from a cottage somewhere deep in the countryside. Therefore, rustic interiors have a lot of wood and bright colors, possibly white walls, a checkered tablecloth and, of course, our retro kitchen canvas prints! If you want to achieve a truly rustic effect, choose retro kitchen canvas prints with motifs, such as village landscape, a simple image of flowers in a vase, or even an unpretentious portrait.