- 1940's Vintage Themed Kitchen Decorating
lighting is best. You can buy vintage ceiling lights and wall sconces
if you want a really authentic look.
Of course you'll want to make sure
you have enough task lighting so some modern lights will have to be
worked in. I suggest you make them as subtle as possible so they don't
look out of place.
Retro Window Treatments
vintage curtains for your windows. You can buy them with complimentary
colors and great patterns. If you can't find curtains make some out of
vintage dish towels or tablecloths - you can buy tablecloths that have
stains in 1 area pretty cheaply and then just use the good area for the
If you are going with a red and white 1940's
decorating theme, you might want to pick either cherries or apples
secondary theme and look for curtains with those fruits in the motif.
knobs will really jazz up your furniture and cabinets and add an
authentic vintage look. If you have painted cabinets in either white or
cream, try the green glass knobs.
Your table and chairs should either
be a chrome vintage style dinette (you can buy these new and
still get vintage ones as well), or a vintage wooden style
enamel top. If you can’t find either of these, you can buy any type
table and hide it with a vintage tablecloth.
Retro Kitchen Accessories
for 1940’s style kitchens can be found in antique malls as well
bought brand new. Soften up the room by hanging vintage
tea towels around.
Chrome appliances go well with this look as do the
retro style appliances you can buy brand new these days. And don't
forget the vintage breadbox and canisters - every kitchen had them on
the counter and you can choose from chrome or enamel in cream and
green, or red and white to complete your look.
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