One of the most popular kitchens decorating ideas today is a retro style kitchen and this look can be easy to achieve using both vintage and newer items. Whether you are going for a cool 1960’s look or a nostalgic 1930s look you are sure to find a good variety of furniture and accessories to compliment your style.
The first thing you want to do is choose the color palette for your kitchen and I might suggest you decorate with mod colors like blues, oranges, and browns as these are true retro colors. Get paint cards that match your color scheme. You can carry the cards with you when you are shopping for accessories to make sure that the colors will match.
In the kitchen, consider accessorizing with pottery and dish towels as well as retro kitchen chairs and tables. Go for a fun retro style with chrome furniture or some modern styles from the ’60s that are quite popular today. Selecting your accessories and furniture wisely will help refine your retro decorating interior decorating scheme.
One of my favorite kitchen decorating ideas is to use vintage pieces around the room since they add interesting appeal, but you also need to think about the walls, windows, and floors. Window treatments for the retro home decorating theme should be retro in style. You might consider adding to your windows with vintage curtains. For wonderful wall decor, you might consider hanging atomic clocks and artwork here and there or putting up shelves and displaying a cool vintage collection like salt and pepper shakers.
The right lighting can also help to round out your room decor. kitchens usually look best with overhead lighting as well as task lighting. Go for lighting that is vintage with a funky look or in vintage styles and colors to pull together the retro home decorating theme. There are many new lights you can buy today with a retro feel but when you are choosing to light make sure you choose it for practical as well as aesthetic reasons.
While you may not think too much about it flooring plays a pivotal role in your interior design style so adding area rugs to your retro kitchen can make the room look inviting. The sort of flooring you should consider for the fun and funky style is shag or retro style rugs which you should buy in retro colors – aqua, avocado, orange, brown, etc.
The final decorative touches give your room an interesting appeal so think about enhancing your kitchen with a mod donut phone from the ’70s, vintage knick knacks on shelves combined with atomic items from the ’50s, Dansk wooden accents, and op art pieces to round out your home design. To soften up the look, put some plants on the tops of the cabinets and on the counters, island, and baker rack.
If you are stuck on where to put things or just what items to use, retro kitchen decorating ideas are plentiful in the decorating books and magazines as this is quite a popular style today. Simply choose a room design that appeals to you and can set about replicating that in your kitchen