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Why Retro Barstools Will Forever Be Stylish And Wanted

Why Retro Barstools Will Forever Be Stylish And Wanted

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Emulating the interior designs from the 50s, 60s and 70s is one of the hottest interior decorating

trends today. A bar stool from this era, or a modern duplicate, is a must have item for most people following this trend. Retro stools can be used as functional seating, while providing decorative accents, in the kitchen, family room or any entertainment area of the home. Selecting the best barstools to go with an authentic 50s, 60s, or 70s retro-style design theme merely requires some thought and careful shopping. Size, color, and design and style are some things consumers need to think about when searching for the right furnishings to complement their retro-style theme. The materials used to construct the furnishings are another consideration. Thinking bold and fun is key. Most people think of jukeboxes, diner booths, bean bag chairs, shag carpeting, bell bottoms, and peace signs, when thinking about the years between 1950 and 1980. Furniture from these three decades featured distinctive designs and styles. From chrome trimmed kitchen tables and chairs to colorful, fuzzy wave loungers, retro-style furniture gets attention. Interiors designed with this theme are cheerful and uplifting. Furnishings inspired by the 50s tends to be slightly more traditional and simplistic than furnishings inspired by the 60s or 70s. Yet, a kitchen decorated with a 50s diner theme will complement a house full rooms inspired by the sixties and seventies. Most consumers consider a 50s style bar stool, or two, like those used in the old soda shops, a necessity. Keep ice cream and sodas on hand for nostalgic guests. Home furnishings inspired by the 60s and 70s typically include vibrant colors and unusual textures. Many are odd shaped, as well. Using contrast is a major part of decorating with a retro-style theme. Strange shapes, bold colors, wild patterns and faux fur are common elements. Many furnishings from the period were made of vinyl, acrylic or plastic. Also, the most popular kitchen table sets featured shiny chrome frames. Retro bar stools with red vinyl seats and shiny chrome legs are a very popular choice for themed kitchens. These stools are made with or without backs. Some people prefer the added backs for comfort and appearance. These retro-style seats can be found in many colors and various fabrics. When shopping to find just the right bar stool, the size, or height, must be taken into consideration. The proper size will be determined by the intended location of the bar stool. Purchasing the correct size in relation to the counter or table height will ensure comfortable seating for guests and a pleasing appearance. The best way to decide what size is needed is by taking measurements. Use these basic measurement guidelines for finding the right size bar stool. A table, counter or bar-top that measures 35 to 37 inches in height will comfortably host a seat that measures 23 to 28 inches in height. For a counter top height of 41 to 43 inches, a seat that measures 29 to 32 inches in height is suitable. A taller table, bar, or counter measuring 44 to 47 inches in height will host a a seat measuring 33 to 36 inches in height. Click here for more info

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