Wanting a modern vintage kitchen might seem like a bit of a contradiction. However, this interior design style is growing increasingly popular. The point is to take the best of retro and mid-century design and spice it up with a touch of modernity. Seems complicated, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be! In this article, we’re sharing our top 4 tips on how to make a modern vintage kitchen.
1. Go with retro furniture
This one kind of goes without saying, right? But it’s important to stress it nonetheless: if you want a modern vintage kitchen, you need to make sure that the cabinets and cupboards you pick have a classic, retro design.
This doesn’t mean copying your grandmother’s kitchen! What it does mean is that you can’t go with anything too modern-looking. Don’t choose overly inventive designs, bold materials, or unnatural colors.
2. Add flowers
Speaking of your grandmother: didn’t she keep flowers in the kitchen? Don’t worry, you don’t have to decorate your home exactly like hers. But adding flowers adds a personal touch to a room, and that’s quite important in retro interior design. And that doesn’t mean the place has to be totally old-fashioned!
This Scandinavian kitchen is functional and colorful, but it has the lovely, cozy vintage touch of all the best modern vintage kitchens.
3. Spice it up with antiques
Can you really have a vintage kitchen without vintage elements? This project brings a distinctively retro vibe to the room by exposing the beautiful antique tea and dining set. Furthermore, we wanted to show you that a modern vintage kitchen doesn’t necessarily have to be a modest, cozy one.
This kitchen is the epitome of modern classic design. Beautiful, luxurious statement pieces such as the suspension lamp actually add rather than detract from the vintage vibe. You can use an antique chandelier to the same effect, or get this exact one from our shop!
4. Don’t be afraid to add a modern touch
It’s a vintage modern kitchen, right? Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide which of those terms you want your kitchen design to lean towards. But this ambiance proves that you can use vintage elements in a much more contemporary kitchen and get a fabulous final result.
Just notice how the mid-century lighting and the luxuriously upholstered benches add a classic, old Hollywood vibe to the interior.