What characterizes the 50s style?
The 50s style or rather the retro style of living is back in fashion. It is about timelessness and coolness that are always present, especially for true connoisseurs and design fanatics. From this time come the most famous cult objects in terms of furniture and home accessories such. These include the Eames Lounge Chair, Arne Jacobsen's Egg Chair, Verner Panton's Panton Chair and Poul Henningsen's PH Pine Chair. Such design classics not only impress with their refined profile and optimal functionality, but also with their ingenious concept and unmistakable aura.
Typical of the '50s style are the simple, clean lines and the organic shapes such. B. at the "kidney table" and the "cocktail chair". Although the retro style goes hand in hand with the Scandinavian design and the Bauhaus, there is a small but significant difference - function does not work here. There is a successful symbiosis between function and form, which contributes to optimum comfort and at the same time to a perfect design look.
Fifties style for a distinctive atmosphere in the living room
The most popular colors in retro style are the pastel shades - this season especially soft pink and supple sky blue. Even bright colors are often used as dynamic accents and to compensate for serve cream white, brown, olive, petrol green and black. Therefore, the retro style of living earthy and calming and creates a cozy atmosphere, which helps to create a kind of stylish comfort.
In addition to the natural materials such as oak, beech, teak, linen and cotton, also various artificial and foam materials are often used. Think about B. to the inflatable chair "Blow" or filled with polystyrene balls beanbag "Sacco". Here is also the strong influence of the Pop Art movement to feel. In fact, both styles are often synonymous and are perceived by many as well.
Chic color joy with Pop Art
With the comeback of the '50s style also the pattern wallpaper moves into our four walls. Graphic patterns, stylized plants and flowery motifs - depending on your own taste - are available. Diamond patterns are also very popular and often occur in a retro style interior. And not only on the wall wallpaper, but also on all kinds of home textiles such as blankets, pillows, curtains.
The right harness is of course indispensable. Porcelain sets for coffee and tea as well as robust, colorful glasses are especially recommended. Of course, you can find them at the flea market near you or in an antique shop or maybe even pick them up from the attic. But if you do not feel like using used items and need a fresh "retro" wind in your home, check out the new Bloomingville or Westwing collections. You will most likely find it.
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Retro furniture reloaded
Pastel colors are especially popular with the retro style
Just as bright are shades of orange, red and yellow
The modern style cosiness in retro style
Living shades and soft home textiles
Simple lines and organic shapes
The Chesterfield leather sofa is a must for many retro romantics
Stylish 50s-style wooden furniture can be found at www.portobellostreet.es
Chic, vintage-inspired furniture is also on ambar-muebles.es
As well as on www.portobellodeluxe.com
And of course at Westwing