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Old-school décor that adds new-school flair

It’s easy to get inspired by ambitious DIY-ers on Pinterest to head to your local used furniture shop to find a diamond in the rough to makeover. But, hey, summer days are meant to be lazy and it’s a lot easier to, er, buy something with a vintage feel. Here, we round up our favorite retro-inspired pieces available now.

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1. A mid-century sofa looks modern paired with a sleek coffee table. $1,399-$1,699, West Elm

2. A club chair adds personality to an otherwise dull corner. $899, CB2

3. Retro-inspired accents add a pop of color wherever you need it. $275, joybird.com

4. The easiest way to get a ‘50s vibe: kitschy throw pillows. $49 each, allmodern.com

5. Go back in time with a retro-inspired wall clock. $42, One Kings Lane

6. Colorful appliances make a cramped city kitchen look cheery. $50, Urban Outfitters

7. Kids today might not know what a card catalog is, but this table is excellent for storing odds and ends. $299.95, Houzz

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