If you are looking to add a touch of the 1950’s to your home decor, the best way to do this is by scouring vintage photos. Why? Well clearly its the best example of how people ACTUALLY dressed up their homes (as opposed to what you see in the magazines). So for today’s post I have searched the internet for these images so that those who are interested, can begin decking out their homes in true 1950’s style.
Lets begin with Gladys of Sioux City in her front room-June, 1956.
First up Gladys is cute as button. Her mirror on the fireplace is fantastic and the flower stand by the window is outstanding and very mid-century.
1953 Dance Party. The colour in the curtains match part of the flowers in the wallpaper (good job!). Also can we take a moment to admire the dresses in this post. According to the Flickr poster, Patrick Q the lady in the green dress was his grandmother and she held onto that dress until the day she died around 40 years later.
The Lamp! February 1, 1958 before the dance.
Cute Baby alert in a 1958 living room. The chairs and table are so cool and coveted pieces in today’s modern world.
You can never have enough lamps….apparently. Not sure if I would adopt this look in my home though.
A flower couch and shiny flower wallpaper.
A nice streamlined 50’s look (I’m really digging the couch and the pillow).
Mid-Century Kitchen, with the coolest floor.
The brown bathroom.
Birds and sunflowers shower curtain.
Mental Note: Take photos of your child’s first communion in front of your first TV so you can remember them both fondly. Mix and match curtains and wallpaper again.
Young boy in his bedroom.
1955 Bedroom Interior.
Well friends, I hope you enjoyed taking a look at true 1950’s decor and if your redesigning your home in an authentic 50’s style, I hope it helped!
Question time: Do you like 1950’s decor? Or are you a fan of other era’s? Share in the comments below.