How to design your own retro refrigerator

Make retro decoration for your fridge with paper stickers yourself

The retro refrigerators are currently a strong trend in kitchen equipment. But it does not cost a little. For this reason, you should think very well, whether such an investment really worth it or not. With matching paper stickers, you can also achieve wonderful results yourself.

When is the real retro refrigerator worthwhile?

Well, we know that the retro character of a refrigerator does not begin with its color. The specialized brands win real fans with unique designs and other extras.

But that still makes the purchase at a very high price not worthwhile. You need to find out for yourself which aspect of retro refrigerators you like most. If that's the color, which is often the case, then you can achieve a great effect with matching paper stickers.

This approach is also appropriate in other situations. You can thereby make a practice sample for the design. The retro refrigerators are striking. It may be that after a certain time of fascination they are perceived as too intrusive. By spicing up with paper stickers, you can let the retro style work on you. This will allow you to easily check whether the retro refrigerators are indeed your thing or not.

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conversion capability

Another very important argument for the decoration of the refrigerator with stickers is the conversion ability. You can replace the stickers relatively easily and thereby adapt the kitchen appliance to a new concept.

Get inspiration

While you choose the right decoration for your fridge, you should first of all draw inspiration from already existing models.

First, you should get an overview of the authentic refrigerator models.

Then take a look at the current designer models. See how they were interpreted by the retro role models.

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Ultimately, you also need to know about the various possibilities of color choice of decorative paper labels. You do not want to miss something really fitting, right?


  • Paper sticker
  • sponge
  • dish soap
  • pen
  • cutter
  • a dry cloth

Decorate with paper stickers in a few easy steps

First measure the refrigerator well and you can determine how much paper sticker you need. If you want to leave the metal marks of the fire on the surface, then you have to cut out the corresponding spot beforehand.

With a sponge you should wash well the places where the stickers should be attached. Then dry well. The clean surface is also a guarantee that your work gives good results.

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Prepare paper sticker

Take a slightly larger piece of paper than the dimensions of the refrigerator. So you have a small reserve, if you have not measured something quite right. Place the sticker on the refrigerator surface without removing the protective film.

For this part of the job, you might well need the help of a second person. Otherwise you can temporarily fix the paper foil with magnets.

With a pen, you can now draw the exact frame, and then finally cut off the paper. Use the cutting knife for this. Now that you have cut out the sticker in the appropriate shape and color, you can slowly and carefully attach it to the refrigerator.

Petite, golden dots look great as a refrigerator design as well

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The noble, white Servis fridge gets colorful dots

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Green is also a great choice for your retro DIY fridge

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Light blue is also in this season completely in vogue

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That's exactly how baby pink is

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This chalkboard design will definitely please your children as well

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Even more points ...

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Or do you prefer geometric patterns?

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Funny stickers make for a cheerful atmosphere in the kitchen

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If you like it more discreet

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Make trendy stripes with paint or foil yourself

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Cool deco idea for the old fridge

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Create a pin board made of fabric in black and white

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