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Do you want your dining room to look like the 50s?

50's interior design for living rooms

Using design elements from the past is one way to give your rooms a fresh new look. Bring the retro look of the fifties into your living room with the colors and styles of this era. Fifties-style has sleek, clean lines that fit well in a contemporary home. Chrome, neon, and simple design are some of the elements of a retro fifties look for your living room.

Furniture

Fifties retro furniture has sleek, clean lines with a contemporary look. The table features chrome and glass for a modern look, which works well with the expensive colors of the era. Standard features of a 1950's inspired living room include a kidney-shaped coffee table and sectional sofas. Your furniture should sit low to the ground and have a minimalist look.

Colors

Color plays a vital role in the 1950's living room design. Pastel shades, such as pink, light yellow, turquoise, and sky blue, are some retro options that work well in 50's inspired rooms. Besides pastel shades, you can also choose wall colors and accessories in bright colors, which were modern at the time, such as red, orange, bright blue, and yellow. For those who prefer a classic and calm style for the 50's style room, Scandinavian shades of cream, brown, and green were also common during this time. In addition, geometric shapes in upholstery and window treatments added a cheerful look to rooms in the 1950s.

Accessories

Sundials and atomic-age accessories add to a 1950s living room. Table lamps in geometric shapes can provide light for the room and an interesting abstract sculpture. Choose glass and chrome pieces to add to your decor. A retro TV jukebox or console can add to the charm of a quaint living room. A cabinet stereo or radio system can personalize the space whether it works or not.

Here are some of the most representative dining room furniture ideas from the 1950s:

A MODERN DINING ROOM WITH A BALANCED MIX OF STYLES

This dining room decorated by Asun Antó is modern, but it also has a stately air, marked by the space, and industrial and vintage touches, with this large metal lamp and the recovered sideboard. A mix that works to give personality and a timeless look to the set.

DECORATED WITH ICONIC PIECES

There are pieces of furniture that have become design icons and that, on their own, give personality and style to a space. This is the case of the Ton chairs in this dining room, or the very personal ceiling lamp, which simulates a Pamela and frames this modern dining room.

A DINING ROOM MADE OF WOOD AND FIBERS

When you have dining tables as sculptural as this one, you don't need much more to give personality to the dining room. Here, the decorator Paula Duarte has accompanied it with armchairs with a wooden structure, a fiber seat, and a bench, allowing more diners and giving a more casual look to the set. The lamps, made of bamboo and with a fabric shade, "soften" the presence of the wood.  

SMALL, MODERN, AND WITH STYLISH DETAILS

This everyday dining room, designed by the decorator Begoña Susaeta, is small but super stylish. The walls are clad in wood, which embraces the space and makes it cozy, and a window brings in more light from the living room. We love the movable arm lamps that flank the table and allow you to adjust the lighting as needed.

MODERN WHITE DINING ROOMS: TIMELESS AND WITH TOUCHES OF COLOR

If you have a white decorative base, as in this dining room, you can dare to give color and personality to the space with the chairs. In this case, we have opted for modern chairs upholstered in yellow, a color that is also on-trend, as Illuminating is one of Pantone's colors of the year.

WITH FEW PIECES BUT WITH CHARM

In this dining room, we have opted for the basics: the table, the chairs, and the lamp. But that does not mean that its decoration has been neglected. On the contrary, the decorator Lucía Mariñas has opted for velvety upholstered chairs with a retro feel that dresses the space by itself. And the lamp, an inspired design Mid Centuryvisually and decoratively, fills the room. 

A MODERN DINING ROOM INTEGRATED INTO THE KITCHEN

The decorator Lara Pujol designed this dining room as another part of the kitchen. Hence the large table is attached to the island and designed with the same material and finish. And the fact is that modern kitchens, like this one, appreciate dining rooms in harmony, especially if they share space.

MODERN AND RETRO-FLAVORED

Decorated by Marta Noguera Trias of Antinea Interiorismo, this dining room is modern but at the same time has a retro feel that gives it a lot of personalities. Have you noticed the large square dining table? It's a sturdy piece with a comfortable central metal base, which matches the ceiling lamp. With capitonné, studs, and decorative scrolls, the chairs are an updated classic.

A MODERN DINING ROOM WITH A SCULPTURAL TABLE

The main protagonist of this dining room designed by Roger Bellera is, without a doubt, the table. It measures more than 300 cm and has a recovered look thanks to its aged natural wood top. To keep the proportions, we have opted for armchair-type chairs, which visually occupy more space and guarantee comfortable seating.

MODERN AND WRAPPED IN WOOD

Wood is the one that prevails in this dining room designed by I loft you, and that, being current, breathes a rustic urban air from the table and the sideboard to the mirror frame or the paintings and chairs.

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