6 Ways to Create a Colorful Vintage Style Kitchen
With hipsters slowly becoming homemakers, vintage style kitchen are becoming more and more popular. And why not? After all, they’re quite cool and full of life and inspiration, making them so distinct from the mainstream minimalist kitchens.
If you want a trendy throwback time machine of a kitchen, it’s not pest control you should be consulting. Instead, it has to be the list below. Read up and turn where you cook food into a funky place that’s a shout-out to the past.
Through the Glass
If you already have glass cabinets in your kitchen, then it should be a lot easier for you to give it a retro look and feel. Display behind them the cups, plates, bowls, stands, and teapots in a way that gives it a personal touch, as though it’s telling of your own and your family’s history.
If you don’t have any kitchenware to put behind your shelves, however, you can always get old-looking ones from thrift shops, garage sales, auctions, and antique shops. Don’t be shy, let your collection grow – just make sure that your kitchen won’t get cluttered.
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In With the Old
Why stop with the displays? Why not actually use old-school cooking equipment, appliances, and utensils? You can either stick to what you currently have, or, if you’re dedicated enough, buy old or old-looking ones. Try it, especially if making your kitchen look vintage doesn’t seem enough for you.
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Wood You Like To?
For some strange reason, wood has become less and less popular as a material for furniture, slowly usurped by plastic and metal. Because of this, kitchens that feature wood have become more and more vintage looking. In addition, wood has retained its classy and classic look and feel, making it the choice of people with taste.
So, are you going to go for wood? Whether you’re going to go vintage or otherwise, it’s definitely a good choice.
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In Color Once Again
Your kitchenware may look like they’re from another decade, but are they colored the part? After all, just like trends in design and fashion, what’s hot and not with color schemes change through time as well.
If you want to know what the popular hues for kitchen items were back in the day, you can go online, check old magazines, or visit a few thrift and antique shops as a guide. The more accurate your colors are, the groovier your kitchen will be.
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Setting Your Wallpaper
Nowadays, when you say the word wallpaper, the first thing that would come in peoples’ minds would be the background of the desktop of a computer or smartphone. It can’t be helped, as wallpapers, a kind of paper that is used to cover walls with either a particular color or design, are no longer as popular as before.
A few decades ago, however, it was all the rage. So bring back its glory days and put that 50s/60s/70s theme on your kitchen with a wallpaper. They’re no longer as common as before, but hardware and home improvement stores still sell them. That’s the easy part though, as putting on one takes a lot more than changing your device’s settings. But once you’re done, you’re going to love how retro your walls look.
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Damaged is Okay
In today’s kitchen setting, a very small dent on any kitchen furniture and appliance is enough to make you bite your nails, as it goes against the usual smooth and crisp look minimalistic designs are usually trying to achieve.
On the other hand, with retro kitchens, you don’t have to be so stressed out with you’re a little bit of damage on your things. A few signs of aging, scratches, and bends are acceptable, if not encouraged. After all, there’s nothing wrong with being weathered and roughened a little.