Retro style furniture is furniture that belongs to, or has the look of having been made in the decades between the 1950s and the 1980s. It's a great way to personalize a room or building, and it can set an owner's home decor apart from neighbors' and friends'.
There are several styles of retro furniture that enjoy renewed popularity from time to time, particularly those from the middle of the 20th century. Though the styles on the following chart can generally be categorized as "modern," many sellers will be more specific and may define a piece of furniture by a single trend or movement in fashion, style, or art.
If you want to pick up some good pieces, it is not only going to require time and effort, but a bit of research, too. There is no Ikea for retro furniture and you may need to explore different shops, markets and auctions before you find anything. The most important thing is not to write off one place because it didn't have anything you liked at that time. Pay regular visits and you might find a gem.
Often people looking for retro furniture will see or hear one iconic brand and then search for that, but that can often end in disappointment. Don't go after the most popular.