Small accents can really add that touch of pizzazz to your retro kitchen. These don’t have to be big changes. Even a few well-placed retro items can make a difference. Think about a 1950′s sunburst clock just above an advertising sign from the same decade. Presto, you have a retro effect.
Add a geometric shaped lamp shade in your kitchen. This picture shows how something that simple, in an otherwise not retro look can bring about the effect you want.
Coca Cola adds from the 1950′s are certainly popular for wall placques in a retro kitchen. But there’s lots of other options for advertising signs. Coffee advertising signs and humorous plaques from diners also make great retro accents.
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Don’t be afraid to hang other retro items on your walls to create that look. A small shelf that includes diner style ketchup and mustard dispensers and retro salt and pepper shakers can make a fun accent. In the 1950′s drive-in movies were popular. The cartoon characters that ran across the screen during intermissions make great additions to your retro kitchen.
So think about the accents that you can use to spice up your retro kitchen look. Lots of them all around your kitchen, or just a few placed strategically can make your look come alive.