60s' Style Furniture

Wouldn't you love to dress your home in the 60s' style furniture to add a touch of antique retro fashion to it? Well, if you are looking for some great ideas for the same, read into the coming up article.
Bold floral printed curtains, white cabinets and dressing tables, low slim leg leather sofas, and many other classic designs of furniture, were the accessories that decorated homes of the 1950s and 60s. They were brilliantly colored and designed in the most neutral ways, so that they could be used as an addition to any room in the house. Recliners, coffee tables and walk-in closets were all a part of this era and they are still used with a few alterations to match all types of home interiors. Thus, the retro or 60s' style furniture is known to be an evergreen trend in home furniture and can be used in traditional as well as modern homes. In the coming up paragraphs we have put together some great living room, kitchen and bedroom furniture additions which were extremely popular during the 60s. So, take a look and find out if you are still a retro fan!

Furniture for Rooms

As mentioned above, you will find a number of retro furniture types in these paragraphs, related to each important room in the house. Wood furniture with slim feet and upholstery cushions was brought into the limelight only because of the 60s and earlier, as most people found it very convenient and durable to use it, in terms of neutrality and price. Thus, using leather or other fabrics with foam in it was the usual furniture style during this age. The 60s also patented a certain range of colors for the furniture and thus, some bright colors and bold prints like stripes and polka dots are known to be retro. Here's a short trip which you could think of including in your homes, to get a lovely retro and classic feel to it.

Upholstery Sofas and Chairs
One of the biggest parts of the living room furniture in the vintage age were sleek upholstery sofas which had either leather or soft fabric for the cushions. They were usually divided into 2 cushions and had hand rests to the extremes, which sat on the slim feet of the sofa. Having slim feet for sofas and chairs were patented by this era, as the trend somehow vanished once the 60s and 70s were over. The sofas also had a high back rest and seating was closer to the ground or low leveled.

The length of the sofas were about 7 feet in length and accommodated about 3 persons. On the other hand the 60s' style chairs, dressing table stools, recliners or any other seating arrangements were designed in the similar manner, but were single seater. They all had upholstery seats and back rests and slim feet. The dominant colors of this time were, white, black, orange, red, brown and gray.

Wooden Coffee and Dining Tables
While we still stick to the slim feet design, we can take a look at another very common addition to the 60s' style wooden furniture. The wooden dining tables and the coffee tables were also a beautiful blend of class, convenience and durability in homes during the 60s. The lovely wood finish acted as a neutral agent to the bright colored cushion upholstery dining chairs, and the tables didn't need maintenance for years together.

The dining tables were usually circular or rectangular with slim crossed feet, which had a glass top to give them protection. They gelled very well with the wood cabinets, ceilings or floors. The coffee tables on the other hand were also plain wooden tops with slim feet, but lower and closer to the floor. They too complemented the colors of the living rooms.

Closets and Chests
Wooden closets and chest or drawers were also some of the most popularly used furniture styles during the 60s. Even though their bases were wooden, they were usually pained cream, green, orange and other bright colors, to match them with the other bedroom interiors. These retro decor additions also had elegant patterns and carved designs on them so that they looked stylish, just as the beds and leather upholstery headboards.

The bedside cabinets on which the round and floral lamps sat, were usually built with four to five drawers and slim feet lower to the floor. While the closets were usually polished wood, to keep a neutral element in the bedroom. They were either sliding or had a two door opening. Having these 60s' style bedroom furniture was surely an investment in those days, as these designs never went out of fashion and are still used, with a few modern additions.

With these evergreen and classic ideas, I am sure you are convinced about getting at least a lovely wooden coffee table for your home! Well, you can surely bring in the vintage charm back in your home and make the most out of these interiors, very creatively.
By Aparna Jadhav
Published: 3/28/2011
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