These days, almost everyone loves to enjoy the convenience we can get from modern appliances and systems inside the kitchen. From a food processing unit to a kitchen chimney, from an induction oven to a microwave oven – the list is endless. But as it comes to kitchen design, many of us will love to create a romantic retro vibe in the kitchen.
The contemporary modern look is not what every homeowner wants, even if it makes them an old soul. As we grow old, we start missing our old days. This is basic human nature. We want to recreate the days of youth. Be it fantastic fifties or amazing eighties or just a combination of them, you can surely have fun yet vintage style for your kitchen.
Tips to give your kitchen a vintage look
Well, there are many feasible ways through which you can give your kitchen a retro yet classy look. Let’s have a quick look at some of them.
While modern kitchens are modular in most cases, choosing glass-front cabinets or open shelves would allow you to flaunt your heritage kitchen wares like old kettles, utility tins, and other home-style kitchen scales. Visible storage is ideal to hold dinnerware accessories as well. You can also keep vintage knick-knacks on the shelves to uplift their old charm. A vintage cabinet can also be a good option.
With the widespread of online shopping sites, it won’t be a problem to find any kind of vintage lighting, irrespective of the decade. All you need to choose the lighting fixtures you want and place the order. It would be directly delivered to your doorstep. However, you can also visit your local shop to check out their inventory. If you know which year your home was built, you may ask for era-specific lighting for a more authentic theme.
If your home is new and you’re not sure how to bring a retro look to the same, make some changes in terms of accessories like knobs and cabinet pulls. For a completely classic look, use glass knobs. The tarnished gold or silver cup pulls might also give the look you’re looking for.
Look for retro tablecloths. They are a true inspiration for remarkable color combination ideas. You can, for instance, use blue and scarlet like a homemaker from the 50s. You may think about the pastel route to bring a bakery vibe inside the kitchen. Add colorful classy accessories to bring coziness to the kitchen as well as the entire home.
The retro appearance has become so popular that sometimes people distress their new furniture to give them an old look. It may sound crazy yet true. And this looks nice. A worn and old table is rich in characters. You can find one in the antique store or the auction house. Buy discount kitchen cabinets with a distressed look.
Old linens and towels have their own style. They promptly shift you to the bygone time. You may use such towels for the skirts for the sink. You can also use them as dish towels or tea cloths.
Though not all, these are some of the most effective ways to give your kitchen a retro look and feel.
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.