The 1950s was a decade that brought massive changes into the homes. The post-World War II era was a prosperous time for most middle-class families. They experienced an evolution in everyday life, replacing their apartments and their lifestyles in the city for a cozy home in the suburbs.
Dynamic and vibrant designs started to appear, influenced by science, space exploration, and innovations in technology. The colors, furnishings, and designs were modern and futuristic.
The furniture in the 1950s varied from comfortable traditional to minimalist Scandinavian-inspired furniture with clean lines. There was also furniture inspired by the space age, such as a boomerang-shaped coffee table.
Desirable and trendy pieces of furniture were chrome and vinyl chairs paired with chrome-legged tables, low-profile sofas, and chairs, also laminated plywood furniture with clean lines.
Take a look at these vintage photos to see what living rooms looked like in the 1950s.