Bring a kitsch 1950’s look to your home by mixing pastel shades and floral prints. With the trend this year being on idyllic domestic life and lots of home entertaining you can easily brighten up your home by adding retro accessories to your kitchen, dining room, bedrooms and lounge.
Let’s start with the kitchen:
Look out for spotty plates and bowls, red or bright blue would do the trick, which can be displayed on open shelving. Tie the retro-style together buy using pretty floral ready made curtains held in place with curtain tie backs UK to give a quaint retro-style cottage look. Team with café styled net curtains if you need a bit of privacy. Don’t forget net curtains were all the rage in the 1950’s and the so called mark of a ‘clean’ home was pristine white nets!
Mix antique tea cups and saucers with dainty floral patterns with 1950’s inspired pieces to add a quirky, trendy look to your dining area. Use cake-stands as side-board accessories, tall pitcher styled jugs with a bright polka-dot along with cake tins with retro prints. Keep the walls plain pastel shades and off-set with cream rugs on plain flooring. If you can hold of, or already have, a fifties styled dining room table and chairs all the better – if you don’t try using cover-slips made from a floral print and add a table cloth or a table runner made from the same fabric.
Again stick to the theme of kitsch pastel shades and add pops of vintage nostalgia in your accessories. Using floral cushions and throws will mean you don’t have to splash out on new sofas and chairs. Mix and match floral patterns with spots and whimsical motifs to add a sense of fun to the room. Remember to keep things in toning shades to pull off the look without it becoming a mishmash of colours which look as if they’ve simply been thrown together! Look for second hand curtains from the 1950’s to really pull the style off with flair and panache.
Use floral prints on bedding and linen, include white-washed wicker style accessories to add the all important finishing touches. Bedside table lamps with spotty fabric shades would keep within the style; add full length curtains in spots or floral blooms to get a truly kitsch 1950’s look.
This look is easy to achieve on a budget and will add a new spring-time freshness to your home!