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1950's Kitchen Decorating Ideas

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Chrome dinettes, aluminum cannister sets, and vintage tablecloths are great 1950's kitchen decorating ideas! You can buy most anything you need to recreate a 1950's kitchen new or, if you want to really have some fun scout out your local antique shops, yard sales and flea markets for some genuine vintage pieces!

Color
When we think 1950's, we think about red and black, but pink and turquoise were popular colors in the 50's as well as the 60's. I would use a neutral color on the walls (turquoise might be a bit much to cover a room with!). It was quite common during this era to wallpaper the kitchen - usually a small print that had "kitchen stuff"; on it like fruits or kitchen gadgets. Also popular was the atomic and amoeba prints. You can buy retro wallpaper online.

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Lighting
Your 1950's kitchen decorating ideas might require a bit of artistic license in the lighting as it was not as sophisticated back then as it is now. Unless you want plain flourescent lights, you may want to look for some retro fixtures that will fit in to your scheme. Anything in chrome would be a good choice and keep it simple unless you are going for an atomic or mid century modern look.

Window Treatments
Simple curtains are best for this decorating scheme. If your walls are wallpapered, select a solid color curtain. If your walls are painted, then you might go for a retro style print.

Furniture
Chrome is king for your retro kitchen! You can buy bar stools, tables and chairs, bakers racks and carts to fit with your 1950's decor. Buy new online or shop for great vintage pieces. When buying vintage make sure you get one that is in tip top condition, many of the sets have chairs with ripped upholstery and you can have them recovered if you want.

Accessories
Online catalogs have some great 1950's kitchen decorating ideas to accent your kitchen with accessories. You can buy mixers, toasters and gadgets in the popular 50's colors and even some with retro styling that look exactly like the ones made back then. Don't forget the spun aluminum canisters and bread box for your counter! The kitchen is a great place to show off a collection of 1950's era "stuff" plus your vintage linens and aprons. Hanging a vintage kitchen towel from the stove and an apron on a hook will really add to your look.


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