Decorating Vintage Kitchen


The kitchen is already one of the best rooms in the house for sitting down with a piece of pie and a good book; it becomes even more so with vintage style. A vintage kitchen can be 1960s vintage, 1980s vintage or even 1999 vintage. Decorating your kitchen in vintage style can really make your house feel like a home. Plus, a vintage kitchen won’t become outdated as quickly. It will appeal to a lot of different kinds of buyers if you ever try to sell your house. Also, you can stay true to the period that your home was built, without compromising function. Vintage kitchens can even save you a lot of money on a remodel.

Vintage Kitchen Decorating Ideas

When decorating, one should consider wall color, flooring, window treatments, furniture and, of course, accessories. To accentuate your vintage kitchen decor, you might want to consider using vintage tile on the walls or painting in vintage colors. Some popular color combinations for vintage kitchens include cream and green, red and white, pink and blue. These days even the 1970’s retro styles are popular so you might even consider going with a harvest gold or avocado green and orange color scheme.

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Your window treatments can have a big affect on the look of your vintage kitchen. One of my favorite ways to accent a vintage kitchen is to use vintage curtains. You can still find nice curtains from every era without paying an arm and leg for them and if you can’t find something suitable, you can always cut up some vintage tablecloths or dish towels and make curtains out of them. Then, decorative items are key to pulling your vintage kitchen decor look together. Even if you can’t replace any other items – you can get a new look by changing the decorative accessories! Concentrate on getting tablecloths, dishware and canister, in colors and patterns that match your particular vintage kitchen decor style. Stainless steel canisters and breadboxes are quite popular as are metal canister sets in patterns such as cherries, plain pink and powder blue. Make sure to incorporate lots of vintage yard sale finds along with old interesting items as well as vintage plates, tablecloths and dish towels.

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Pretty Vintage Kitchen

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Red White Vintage Kitchen

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Vintage Kitchen Idea

Use wall space to really show off your vintage finds. You can display collectibles and odd items on shelves or hang them right on the wall in groupings. Remember when displaying items it is better to group them in odd numbers and vary the height to add interest. When hanging items on the wall, place them in a geometric pattern which you can try out by placing them together on the floor first to see how it will look. It doesn’t have to take a lot of skill or money to get a great vintage look in the kitchen. Smart shopping and a good eye for vintage accessories is all it takes to have great vintage decor you’ll enjoy every day. Finally, a vintage kitchen reflects a certain time period or popular style.

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