Antique, Vintage And Retro Furniture: What Do The Terms Really Mean?

Antique, Vintage And Retro Furniture – The term ‘antique’ will often be used to describe furniture that is quite old, possibly somewhat broken and with bits missing, stained and/or cracked. But apparently it is antique, so this means that with a bit of restoration the piece will scrub up to become a charming bit of furniture with a rich history – at least that’s what the seller wants you to believe.

Perhaps they will find a buyer who, out of some misguided sentimentality and a moment of weakness, goes ahead and purchases it. The seller is usually ecstatic to be rid of it, and it will probably move from one garage to another.

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Living Rooms In Retro Style

A retro living room can be inspired by furniture and fabrics from the 50s, 60s or 70s. You can create a period look, or mix and match a number of different styles to create something unique. Modern or contemporary style was popular from the 50s onwards. A combination of a few vintage pieces and some new pieces can create a modern look that is very twenty-first century.

Habitat and Ikea sell minimalist looking modern pieces that look great side by side with real vintage furniture from the 50s and 60s. We hope to give you some starting points with a look at some living rooms from the past.

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Fancy Small Apartment – Retro Style Details

Let see a small, modern apartment design with retro style. A 70 sqm apartment with maximize interior design. Make a cozy living space. This apartment has designed the interior very well with nice retro style details. The brick walls in the kitchen a touch old and some warmth. The open space has been made, except for the bedroom. The bedroom is decorated in the same style, pictures, bed exquisite, beautiful chandelier make room curtain adds warmth and refined.

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Retro Kitchen Design Ideas

Kitchens then used bold colors like yellow, blue and jadeite green with checkerboard floors and vivid patterns. Also prominent were the painted cabinets, glass knobs, vintage linens and conspicuous electrical appliances that were meant to be used for long periods. In those days, the throwaway mentality was unheard of and people preferred to repair and re-use rather than replace.

Rare as they come, there are actually a few terrific websites out there that are dedicated to documenting and digitizing past kitchens. Antique Home Styles is one such website and we would highly recommend them if you are on the look out for such kitchens. Here are a few snaps from their collection:

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