Here at Affordable Flooring Solutions, we love to stay on top of the latest interior design trends. This means we can bring you the most stylish and on-trend floors for your property. In the last ten years vintage styles, clothes, décors and interiors have become more and more popular. Vintage style and design are experiencing a renaissance. One particular style that is becoming popular is 1950s inspired interiors and clothing. An easy way to get the 1950s look is to install 2mm vinyl flooring in your home.
Vinyl flooring originally began as linoleum (or lino) flooring. Linoleum was first created using linseed oil to create a hard, durable surface. This then evolved as synthetic elements were added to the natural ones. Vinyl was then discovered in 1926. Amazingly, it had very similar properties to linoleum but was entirely man-made!
The vinyl that was created became hugely popular in households during the 1950s. This was because it was durable, waterproof and came in a wide range of designs. Everyone was installing vinyl in their kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms.
Throughout the decade, trends for different colour palettes in the home changed. At the start of the decade, grey, green and maroon were popular colours to decorate with. Towards the end of the decade, brighter colours were coming more into fashion. Pastel pinks with contrasting black and white tiles were a popular option. Yellow and aquamarine were also popular colours.
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Want to get the 1950s look in your home? Read on to pick up some tips and ideas.
Lots of 1950s homes opted for the American diner style. This meant modernistic black and white tile floors with bright furniture. Try installing 2mm vinyl black and white style floors in your home to get the 1950s look.
One key feature of 1950s décor was heavily patterned floors. Try opting for one of our tile styles or mosaic patterns on a 2mm vinyl floor to get the look.
If you’re nervous about a patterned floor being too heavy, try toning it down with a rug. Rugs are a great way to add personality and help protect your 2mm vinyl floor.
Natural wooden-style floors were also popular in the 1950s. These were often in a parquet or chevron pattern. Try a walnut style floor in your kitchen and get matching cabinets for the true 1950s look!
Pair these bright, patterned 1950s vinyl floors with sleek furniture. You can opt for mixed metal and wood furniture to get the specific ‘future retro’ style. Another option is to pair your vinyl floor with classic ‘Eames’ style furniture. The ‘Eames’ furniture is all about mixing comfort with style and often features leather, wood and sleek metal.
Here at AFS, we love the 1950s trend! It’s a fantastic way to show off your personality and style. Interested in getting the 1950s vinyl look in your home? Get in touch today to learn more and get a free quote.