Embracing the retro revival...

written by Michael Jones

Transform your space with houseof's latest collection. Bold retro lighting perfect for vibrant, lived-in interiors. Discover how's newest nostalgic collection, with its vibrant and unexpected red accents, redefines modern interiors. Explore the merging trends of nostalgic charm and contemporary design that create truly unique spaces, blending bold colours with timeless elegance.

Jam red 3 light dome ceiling light hanging above a bed with Jam red dome cordless table lamp on the bed side table

Jam red 3 light dome ceiling light - £279 / Jam red dome cordless table lamp - £129

The 1980s are making a stylish comeback in the world of interior design, offering a refreshing departure from the minimalistic and neutral trends that have dominated our spaces in recent years. This resurgence of the '80s aesthetic, characterised by its optimism, dynamism, and daring nature, is brought to life through houseof's latest nostalgic lighting collection. Say hello to Jam Red.

A retro revival: The Essence of the 1980s

The '80s aesthetic is all about embracing bold and vibrant elements that infuse spaces with energy and personality. Soft lighting, oversized curves, and polished finishes are at the heart of this design trend. The Nostalgia collection captures this essence perfectly with its playful array of retro chandeliers, ambient floor lighting, and cordless table lamps. Each piece in the collection is designed to evoke feelings of joy, nostalgia, and comfort, transforming any space into a lived-in, vibrant environment.

A retro return: Say hello to Jam Red

One of the standout features of the Nostalgia collection is the debut of houseof’s newest colour, Jam Red. This juicy, lacquered red finish is a departure from houseof’s signature matte look, bringing a splash of primary colour reminiscent of the Memphis design movement. The high-gloss finish of Jam adds a touch of sophistication and a nod to the playful and bold colour schemes of the '80s.

This year, the unexpected red theory has taken social media by storm, captivating interior design enthusiasts and trendsetters alike. Characterised by the bold use of red in unconventional ways, this trend emphasises the power of colour to transform spaces. Platforms like Instagram and Pinterest have been flooded with striking images of red accents, from furniture and decor to lighting and artwork. Influencers and designers have embraced this vibrant hue to create focal points and infuse energy into interiors. The unexpected red theory not only pays homage to vintage aesthetics but also aligns with modern desires for daring and dynamic home environments. houseof’s use of Jam Red perfectly captures this trend, demonstrating how a bold colour choice can redefine a space and spark creativity.

Signature pieces...

Jam red 3 light dome ceiling light

Available in Brass and Jam Red / £279

3 light dome ceiling light - This ceiling light combines the retro charm of milky glass domed up-lighters with modern brass and Jam finishes, creating a statement piece that diffuses light beautifully and adds warmth to any room.

Jam red dome cordless table lamp

Available in Charcoal Grey, Brass and Jam Red / £129

Dome cordless table lamp - Perfect for adding a touch of ambient light wherever you need it, this cordless table lamp is both functional and stylish, embodying the essence of the collection’s playful yet sophisticated design.

Jam red glass bowl floor lamp

Available in Jam Red / £299

Glass bowl floor lamp - The collection's standout piece, with its bold Jam finish and elegant design, making it an ideal piece for creating cozy reading nooks or illuminating large spaces with a warm, inviting glow.

A must-have collection

In 2024, we are encouraged to eschew minimalism and embrace more vibrant, lived-in spaces. This nostalgic collection inspires this shift by offering pieces that are not only functional but also infused with personality and style. As Melissa Edington, Head of Product at Houseof, puts it, "These pieces bring warmth and ambience to a space, inspiring feelings of joy, nostalgia, and comfort."

Style with a sustainable glow

houseof is not just about stylish lighting; it is also a brand committed to sustainability and quality. A certified B Corp, founded in 2019 by industry veterans Helen White and Michael Jones, houseof has quickly become a household name. The brand takes climate action seriously through offsetting, carbon reduction, tree planting, and investing in renewable energies. Their commitment to producing environmentally conscious lighting extends to every aspect of their business, from energy-efficient bulbs to fully recyclable packaging.

The Glowdown

This nostalgic collection by houseof is a perfect blend of retro aesthetics and modern functionality, designed to transform your home into a vibrant and inviting space. With its bold finishes, playful designs, and commitment to quality, this collection is set to become a favourite for trend savvy consumers looking to add a touch of '80s charm to their interiors. Explore the collection on and bring a splash of retro style into your home.

last updated: Jun 27, 2024