Creating a Retro Kitchen: Tables and Chairs

by lakeerieartists

Retro is very hot, and you can find lots of very interesting retro kitchen furniture, small appliances, and accessories for affordable prices.

Are you looking to decorate your kitchen in a retro fashion? Retro is very hot, and you can find lots of very interesting retro kitchen furniture, small appliances, and accessories for affordable prices both brand new, and authentic vintage retro decor.

This article is one of a series of how to create a retro kitchen articles. Links to the rest of the articles are at the bottom of the page.

Your kitchen table and chairs are the heart of your kitchen, and one of the places most families spend most of their time at home. There are several retro table and chair sets to choose from depending which retro look you are going for. However, in addition to looking retro, you need to keep in mind that your kitchen table and kitchen chairs need to be practical, easy to clean, and able to take a lot of wear and tear.

Retro 50's and 60's Kitchen

Retro kitchen table and chairsThe 1950s and 1960s are a great retro look for your kitchen. The design of the chairs and tables of the era are simple geometric lines, and the materials are easy to clean and maintain. Bright colors are typical of the 50's and 60's period which will make any kitchen look welcoming and cheery.  The chairs are comfortable and easy to sit on, and they are lightweight enough for chidren to move.

Retro Style Kitchen Chairs

SoulFeel Set of 4 x Stretchable Dining Chair Covers, Spandex Chair Seat Protector Slipcovers for ...

Redecorate your dining room in style with this Sure Fit Stretch Dining Room Chair Cover. It comes in a rich color pallet that blends with most room decor to add a stylish appear...

$59.99  $28.99
Jiuhong Stretch Removable Washable Short Dining Chair Protector Cover Slipcover (6, Style 25)

Jiuhong is a registered trademark, and is is distributed by Jiuhong. Jiuhong trademark is protected by Trademark Law. All rights reserved. Features: Secure fit with sewn-in elas...

Only $33.99

Retro Chrome Dining Table

ZH Stainless Steel Napkin Holder, Serviette Holder with Weight, Anti-Rust - Chrome, for Kitchen C...

The appearance of the product is bright and smooth, the surface of the carton is smooth and smooth, the workmanship is fine, and the product shows the atmosphere, which can impr...

Only $82.15
Home Basics Chrome Collection Napkin Holder

Satin nickel vertical napkin holder is perfect for storing tissues and napkins. It consists of a durable sleek red finish, works well with indoor and outdoor gatherings.

Only $9.95

Retro Bar Style for Your Kitchen

Besides a traditional table and chairs, you can also set up a retro style bar in your kitchen with retro bar stools for chairs.  This bar style is especially a good idea for a small kitchen or apartment kitchen. 

Most of the retro bar sets have chrome metal legs with a padded leather or leather style seat.  You can find both bar stools with backs or backless bar stools.  Again, you need to keep in mind both style and practicality when choosing both retro bar and retro bar stools, because you will need a surface that is easy to clean and keep clean.

Retro Kitchen Bar Stools

3 pc retro chrome plated bar table set with 2 stools MNP: 2300-SET

Coaster 3 Piece Retro 50s soda fountain bar table set. Retro chrome base. White table top. Bar Stools have black cushioned seat. Whether you are playing a card game enjoying a d...

Only $299.00
Adjustable Wood Iron Bar Stool Retro Industrial 360 Degree Rotating Lift Chair Bar Decorations

"Vawelly - 1282807 - Adjustable Wood Iron Bar Stool Retro Industrial 360 Degree Rotating Lift Chair Bar Decorations INCLUDES: Comprehensive assortment of professional-grade wren...

Only $229.75

Retro Dinette Sets

Flash Furniture Sutton 3 Piece Space-Saver Bistro Set with Red Glass Top Table and Red Vinyl Padd...

This table will bring forth nostalgia of yesteryear. Table features a colorful glass top that matches the chair's seat. This space-saving set is perfect for eat-in kitchens. The...

$93.62  $58.50
Tangkula 5 Piece Dining Table and Chairs Set Vintage Retro Wood Top Metal Frame Padded Seat Dinin...

DescriptionOur premium new product dining table set is universally acknowledged as an excellent house ware accommodated for four people. With selected material and environmental...

$199.99  $159.99
WE Furniture AZ60RMWNL 5-Piece Retro Modern Wood Kitchen Dining Set

Reintroduce a retro flair into your kitchen or dining area with this stunning 5-piece retro modern dining set. The beautifully painted white finish is accentuated by natural sol...

Only $452.25

Retro Table Styles

Dinette sets were very popular in the 50's, and 60's.  Many people bought the entire dinette set together, table and chairs.  If you are looking to recreate this dinette set look for your table and chairs, then you either need to buy authentic dinette sets from the era that you are recreating or create a dinette set look from brand new retro furniture.

For authentic vintage dinette sets,  Ebay is your best bet to browse and shop.  You can buy used furniture and have the seat and back cushions reupholstered for a fraction of the cost of buying new retro furniture, but while researching this topic, I realized that brand new retro furniture for kitchens is very affordable.

Retro Cosco Kitchen Step Stool

The step stool to the right is a retro Cosco step stool made with a vintage look but brand new.  It comes in several bright colors, yellow, red, and white which are typical of the retro era, but is brand new.  You can buy it for $50 or less on Ebay or Amazon, and it is a very useful and decorative part of any retro kitchen decor.

Retro Cosco Step Stool

Cosco Retro Counter Chair/Step Stool, Red

Perfect in the pantry or kitchen, this stylish red chair functions as a comfortable perch or on-the-spot stepladder. Safe and simple to use, the smooth tracking step stool pulls...

$55.98  $54.40
Cosco White Retro Counter Chair / Step Stool with Lift-up Seat

Whether you need extra seating or to reach that cabinet, this classic combo is all you need. Even grandma would approve of the timeless design that has offered over 70 years of ...

$51.49  $33.95

Retro Kitchen Color Schemes

Typical retro kitchen color schemes for your retro kitchen are yellow, orange, red, medium blue, black and white with chrome edges, and stylings. With the right retro kitchen table and chairs,  and a few retro accessories you can change the entire look of your kitchen to a new retro kitchen look.

More Retro Kitchen Ideas

Every retro kitchen needs the perfect retro wall clock or retro counter clock.
One of the simplest retro additions to any kitchen is a retro apron or two for the cook.
Updated: 10/01/2014, lakeerieartists
 
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chevril on 05/18/2014

Retro kitchens are so homey and I love the style. Didn't know you could still get those old style step stools

dustytoes on 10/22/2011

You may not believe this, but I actually love this style of retro kitchen table and chairs.

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