Design Your Retro Home and We'll Guess Which Brady Bunch Character You Are

By: Ian Fortey

Design Your Retro Home and We'll Guess Which Brady Bunch Character You Are
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About This Quiz

Every decade has its own sense of style that will go in and out and then back into fashion again. Style is very cyclical like that. They used to call the '70s the decade that style forgot, but now a lot of people are really appreciating the funky and eclectic colors, weird materials and over-the-top patterns that came out of that decade. And, let's be honest, we can thank the Brady Bunch for a lot of that. A couple of generations of us grew up seeing that house week in and week out and now it's just burned in our memories as the paradigm of retro-cool. That iconic staircase, the stacked stone chimney (which was actually made out of Styrofoam), that orange and brown kitchen with the super green chairs. It's perfect!

If you want to live in "The Brady Bunch" house in the present day, why not? A few design choices and you'll be halfway there. Whether you have a thing for those shag carpets, for avocado green, for breakfast nooks or recessed seating, now's your chance to design the perfect retro home! Unleash your inner Brady Bunch character and we'll even tell you who it is based on nothing but your design ideas. Take the quiz and see!

flooring You want to decorate from the ground up, right? What's on the floor?
Formica
Shag carpeting
Cork floor
Checkered tiles

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wallpaper Take a look at the biggest, emptiest wall in the place. What would make it look perfect?
Mustard yellow paint
Patterned wallpaper
A mural
Maybe a Zeppelin poster

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velvet sofa You need somewhere to sit in a retro home. Where are you kicking back?
Some rattan furniture
A velvet sofa
A balloon chair
Beanbag chairs

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lighting What kind of lighting is really going to set off that retro living room?
Lamps with giant lampshades
Aluminum pendant fixtures
A metal arc floor lamp
Lava lamps

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bathtub Some people need to relax in a tub at the end of a long day. What tub are we looking for?
Clawfoot, of course
Just a big, copper tub
Jacuzzi tub
I just need a shower.

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bedroom theme Does your bedroom have a theme?
Log cabin
Retro future
Tie dye
Jungle

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throw rugs We need some throw rugs in this joint. Pick a style!
Persian rug
Lush shag
Faux fur
Faux animal hide

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upholstery Retro upholstery shames modern upholstery! In what are you decking out a living room?
Anything orange
Crushed velvet
Leopard print
Leather

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coffee table What's going to make a retro coffee table shine?
Glass
Anything with a filigree base
Agate
Marble

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patterns Rug, sofa, curtains. Three surfaces, three different patterns. Go!
Triangles, squares, circles
Zigzag, roses, plaid
Leopard, stripes, hippie daisies
Zebra, checker, polka dot

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stylish elements Any little stylish elements you want in your living room to make it homey?
Crochet blankets
Kilim pillows
Macrame art
Palm fronds

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kitchen color A proper retro kitchen needs to be eye-catching. What's your main color?
Nothing but wood
Seafoam green
Harvest yellow
Crimson

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fridge color Everyone knows a refrigerator from the '70s at a glance. Which retro fridge color matches your style?
Harvest gold
Chocolate brown
Burnt orange
Avocado green

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clock In the present, we might use our phones to tell the time, but a retro home needs a retro clock. Which one works best?
A grandfather clock
A Felix the Cat clock
A sunburst clock
A Coca-cola diner clock

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bed Do you have the perfect retro bed picked out?
A sleigh bed
A four-poster bed
A waterbed
All I need is a Murphy bed.

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art You need art to seal the deal. What's going to go with everything else you've picked out?
Embroidered wall hangings
A full wall mural
A Warhol print
Some cool band posters

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brass sculptures Brass sculptures are key for a retro look. But a brass what?
Pussy willows
Cat
Dolphins
Eagle

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big vase If you have a big vase in the corner, what's going in it?
A ficus
Big, floofy plant stalks
Feathers
Palm fronds

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focal point What should be the focal point of the living room?
A massive, stone fireplace
A recessed sitting area
The entertainment center
The massive sound system

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art style Is there a particular art style that you'd want to see in your house?
Neo-Romanticism
Art Deco
Pop Art
Abstract Expressionist

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back to nature How would you get back to nature while staying in your house?
Big, big windows
Lots of stone accents
Skylight
An indoor garden

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open-plan living The '70s made real strides in open-plan living. What design choices are you leaning into that fit that mold?
Interior, second-floor balcony
Spiral staircase
Vaulted ceilings
Multi-level seating

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extra space Everyone likes a little extra space to get a specific task done. What are you adding to your home?
A bar
A home office
A study
A breakfast nook

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architectural style Do you have an overarching architectural style in mind?
Ranch
A-frame
Art Deco
Post-modern

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metal Metal accents were big back in the day. What metal is making itself known in your home?
Brass
Brushed aluminum
Polished steel
Chrome

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pattern Which pattern is likely to show up the most throughout the house?
Paisley
Animal prints
Tie-dye
Psychedelic

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phone Even if you never actually use it or don't even know how to use it, you need a retro phone. What kind is best?
Just a solid rotary phone
One of those big, wall-mounted phones
Princess phone
Sports Illustrated football phone!

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bathroom color You need your sink, toilet, and tub to match, right? What's the best bathroom color?
Mint green
Burnt orange
Pink
Ocean blue

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basement What's going on in the basement?
Laundry room
Rec room
Storage
What basement?

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landscaping Don't forget the outside of the house! What retro landscaping choice is right up your alley?
Vegetable gardens
Fruit-bearing shrub
A massive, perfectly green lawn
Topiary

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