Adding a retro table to your home, office, living space or even to your collection is a superb way to enhance the way that space will appear. A misconception has guiltily run rampant in people’s minds when it comes to retro tables; people tend to think of them as ugly pieces of outdated garbage from the past that nobody in their right mind would consider using or collecting. On the flip side of that statement, it is not true as you can have a retro table in two flavors: modern or true retro.
A modern retro table is when the designer takes the original idea behind something like, say, a retro coffee table and redesigns it to be a hybrid between its original intention and modern intention. To put it in an easier to understand way, the modern retro approach attempts to fuse the best design points of the original item with the best design points of modern designing to create a whole new product. A true retro table would just entail a designer recreating the original table exactly how it once was without changing anything or doing any modifications to it.
Retro table and chairs go well together and are one of the hot spots in terms of retro pieces that are still made and recreated. Another thing that holds people back from adding these types of tables into their living space is the fear that the retro design will clash with the modern elements of their home. In a sense, this could be true for some tables but you will find that more often then not a lot of the tables will fit in perfectly and even be that missing “something” you were always looking for.
A good place to start trying to go retro is in the kitchen. Try including a retro dining table or a retro kitchen table into your dining room or kitchen. Expanding your definition of what exactly it means to be retro is a good start. A lot of retro tables are made from solid and finished woods that are stunning when you see them. Adding some retro table chairs to go along with your new table will top off the look and compliment everything nicely.
Thinking about retro as something outdated or old and from the past is a bad way to approach this. Going retro involves a lot of elements and different ways to expand your space in unique designing patterns you never would have thought of before. As with anything, approaching this with an open mind and being ready to bend a little bit will pay for itself.