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Decorating With A Vintage Retro Style

By Mr.Andrew Caxton

Vintage retro decor is a very popular style. Choose the color scheme and accessories that coordinate with that scheme or pattern. Utilize yard sales to find vintage accessories for your room.

The kitchen seems to be the favorite place of most people for redecorating. Perhaps this is because of the kitchen's reputation for being the home's heart, and it is certainly the room where we spend a great many hours. For that reason, it's of importance for it to have a decorator style of its own.

Vintage retro style is one that is becoming quite popular and the addition of vintage décor to your kitchen can give it a real facelift as well as giving you an excuse to acquire some collectibles you can show to your guests.

Decorating Advice

When redecorating a room, you should take into consideration everything in the room—wall color, flooring, window treatments, furniture and accessories. To allow your vintage décor to really stand out, you may want to add vintage tile to the walls or paint them in vintage colors. Some possible color combinations for the vintage decorating style include cream and green, red and white, or pink and blue. Some of the 1970s retro styles are also popular today, so you can choose to use a harvest gold or avocado and orange as your color scheme.

The window treatments you use can dramatically affect the look of your vintage décor. Using vintage curtains is one way of accentuating your vintage kitchen. It usually isn't difficult to find curtains from any time period for a reasonable price, but if you can't find something that coordinates or matches your vintage color scheme, try cutting up some vintage tablecloths or dish towels and make them into curtains.

How to Accessorize

The key to putting together your vintage décor look lies in the decorative items you choose. If you cannot replace everything, at least replace tablecloths, dishware, and canisters in colors and patterns that coordinate or match the vintage color scheme you have chosen. Stainless steel canisters and breadboxes are a good choice as are metal canister sets that have cherry, plain pink and powder blue patterns. Yard sales are a good place to find vintage décor items in addition to vintage plates, tablecloths, and towels.

Take advantage of your wall space to show up the vintage decorator items you found. You can either hang them on the walls as group displays or display them on shelves. Displaying items in groupings that vary in number and height adds interest to your displays. When you hang things n the wall, place them in a geometric pattern instead of just hanging them void of any time of pattern or formation.

You don't have to be skillful or have a lot of money in order to obtain a great vintage kitchen look. All you need is to be a smart shopper and have a good eye for vintage accessories.

About the Author: Andrew Caxton is the journalist of consumer websites, who has written more articles on furniture for . Find more publications about vintage retro style at his website.


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