A retro dream (Picture: North News and Pictures)
Ellen Smurthwaite, 23, and her partner Jake Nicholson, 27, are big fans of all things vintage.
So much so that they’ve made their home a shrine to the past, with each room themed around a different decade.
The couple’s Liverpool home has a 1970s living room, a 50s bedroom, a 40s dining room, and a kitchen inspired by a 1950s diner.
It’s all as authentic as possible, as the pair love to dig around for antiques and second-hand fines.
As a result, they’ve managed their DIY transformation for under £600.
Tattoo apprentice Ellen said: ‘I’ve always loved vintage items and
‘Ever since I was 18 I would go to car boot sales and pick out things in my
grandparent’s house I wanted.
‘When I met Jake, we bonded over our love of retro items and knew we wanted to
have a house that reflected different decades.
‘We find everything in charity shops, Amazon or Facebook market. We don’t have a huge budget so this works really well for us as most items are other people’s junk.
Ellen and and Jake have dedicated each room to a decade (Picture: North News & Pictures Ltd)
The couple managed to kit out their home for under £600 (Picture: North News & Pictures Ltd)
The living room is pure 70s style (Picture: North News & Pictures Ltd)
‘The living room cost around £400 and the bedroom was under £200.
‘I have a lot of hand-me-downs from grandparents and even have a music box
from World War 2.’
The living room delivers classic 70s vibes with burnt orange and brown wallpaper, a record player, a lava lamp, and Playboy posters on the walls, along with a rather funky zebra print rug.
We love the painted details on the walls in the 50s bedroom (Picture: North News & Pictures Ltd)
(Picture: North News & Pictures Ltd)
In the bedroom, you’re transported back to the 50s by bright yellow walls, an antique dresser, and retro lamps – plus a vintage pink hairdryer.
Going all-out retro might seem a bit out-there, but Ellen and Jake absolutely adore their home.
Plus, when the duo shared their interiors on TikTok, people were big fans.
The couple love their unique home (Picture: North News & Pictures Ltd)
Ellen added: ‘It’s lovely to have people comment on how nice our home is.
‘Where we’re from, in Cumbria, we always knew we were a bit different and other people in our circle didn’t really get it.
‘It’s nice to know others enjoy our home and it isn’t an eye sore.’
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