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If you’re feeling nostalgic, and your most-loved possessions are ones which hark back to childhood memories, chances are, retro-inspired homewares are for you.

Investing in some decorative accessories modelled on styles from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s can also add quirky and feminine charm to the home.

“We love bringing back classic items from key moments in time, and then making them right for today’s world,” says Oliver Tress, managing director at Oliver Bonas.

“For our new 1958 furniture range, we’ve used the sophisticated silhouette from the original ‘50s shape in a gorgeous mix-match chalky colour palette. But we also wanted to make it comfy enough and have used lovely feather wrapped cushions, rather than the very dense pads that were used then.

“The result is a stunning 50s-inspired design, but with a serious level of comfort.”

We just love this pink two-seater sofa from the range. At £895 it’s certainly an investment piece that’ll make a statement 

Elsewhere, bold floral upholstery is an easy update for rooms, along with soft pastel hues and sorbet shades, characteristic of the bygone era, while second-hand keepsakes bring added interest.

Even a nostalgic kitchen look can be easily achieved, with a retro style cooker.

“Our Classic range offers everything a traditional range cooker should – bevelled doors, arched windows and a traditional towel rail in a choice of seven colours,” says Wai San Hon, assistant brand manager at Rangemaster.

The British manufacturer has also launched the Rangemaster in cream and racing green, for a truly vintage look – you’ll want to go in search of some old-fashioned recipe cards.

Complete the look with some vintage-inspired cookware, such as this sunny yellow mixing bowl from House of Fraser. 

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