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

Richardson Seating Retro 1950s Chrome Button Tufted Back Waterfall Seat Diner Chair in Green

The 50's nostalgic retro look is back. Richardson Seating offers a wide range of retro style diner chairs featuring unique and charming vinyl colors and design patterns. Feature...

Only $124.34
MSD Natural Rubber Square Coasters IMAGE ID: 31442512 An old typewriter retro style

Made in USA. Our Square Coasters are made of natural rubber with Fabric. High quality cloth weave surface bonded to a special NON-SLIP 100% natural Eco-Friendly rubber base to e...

Only $13.95

Retro Chrome Dining Table

Coaster Retro Fountain Style Bar Table with White Top and Chrome Finish

Retro Fountain Style Chrome Finish Bar Table with White Top. This is a brand new retro nostalgic soda fountain style chrome finish bar table with easy to clean formica white tab...

$103.29  $97.99
Spectrum Diversified Pantry Works Napkin Holder, Chrome

Add a great centerpiece to your kitchen or dining room table with the decorative pantry works napkin holder. This napkin holder keeps your napkins off the table and easily acces...

$11.99  $7.91

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

Beautiful Chrome Plate Bar Table and 2 Stool Set

The seats are 29" tall, black vinyl and come in the retro chrome look. They're strong, new and well built. The table stands 42" tall and 30" across. These bar stools do have swi...

$169.98  $169.97
Small Ice Bucket with Tongs- Best Double Wall Insulated Stainless Steel Miniature Bar Accessory G...

Double Walled Premium Ice Bucket, by GSCW. Makes a great gift, also can be used in the office or at a cocktail party as a champagne / wine cooler!

$69.99  $34.99

Retro Dinette Sets

Buffalo BSSET27 AmeriHome Retro Red Soda Cap Bistro Set44; 3 Piece Set

The AmeriHome Retro Red Soda Cap Bistro Set 3 Piece Set includes two adjustable height bar stools and one adjustable height bar table. The polished chrome base and red seats are...

Only $213.10
IDS 7 Pc Glass Dining Table Dinette Sets Table And Chairs for 6 Soft Faux Leather Chair - Rectang...

#MLM-17429-6-W#{4}The 7-Piece Dining Set includes a glass topped table and six comfortable chairs. Both the table and chair frames are constructed of rust-resistant, heavy-duty ...

$699.00  $299.00
Coaster Company Walnut 5-piece Dinette Set, made durable with sturdy metal tubing frames

Update your breakfast nook with this simple yet chic five-piece dinette set. This dining set features a sleek walnut-colored wood table top and accompanying smooth wooden seats....

$206.52  $206.51

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...

$79.99  $53.40
Cosco Retro Counter Chair/Step Stool with Lift-up Seat, White

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 ...

Only $32.50

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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