Mister Rogers Comes Home Retro Decor

Amazon, Fine Art America, Ballard Designs, Pottery Barn, West Elm

In the film, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,”  Tom Hanks stepped back in time and into the world of beloved children’s tv host, Fred Rogers. Now you can create the same warm, comfy vibe from the original show’s set design with retro decor that has a modern twist.

Ballard Designs

The pattern in this cable knit indoor/outdoor loomed rug  mimics the cardigan Mister Rogers wore. Imported from Belgium. 6 sizes/$21.75-$224.25.

A plaid throw, in muted hues, pairs perfectly with retro decor.
Pottery Barn

A burnt orange plaid sofa would likely be a bit much in today’s homes which tend to favor neutrals. However, the Wallace plaid throw, in a chic charcoal, gray and white palette, adds a dose of retro decor that’s just right.  $79.

With a hidden charging outlet for electric devices, this table puts a modern spin on retro decor.
West Elm

Like Mister Roger’s sofa table, the Mid-Century charging nightstand has simple, clean lines but puts an updated spin on retro decor because it’s designed with more functionality.

Hidden inside this piece of retro decor is everything you need to charge your devices.
West Elm

Lift up its split top panel and you’ll find a built-in charging station with two USB ports and two power outlets for charging electronic devices. $349. 


An aquarium was added to the show after its first year and soon became one of its most popular features. With its compact geometric shape, high tech filtration system and LED lighting, the BiOrb Classic 15 aquarium is sure to turn heads in your home, too.  2 sizes/$68-$97, with free shipping for Prime members.


An artful reminder to yourself (and others) to occasionally hit the “all work, no play” pause button and have some fun, this inspirational vinyl wall decal is non-toxic and easy to apply/remove. 4 sizes/$11.86-$23.86

Fine Art America

A colorful take on the man himself, Mister Rogers Pop Art wall art adds a touch of Warhol-inspired cool to any room. In multiple mediums and sizes/$31-$104.

I agree with Mister Rogers that “It only takes one person to inspire a world of kindness.” The same can be true for the world of design. That’s why Mister Rogers should come home.

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