The architectural characteristics of homes also changed in the 1950s. Houses were smaller than in the pre-War period. Open-plan living was introduced, and the fitted kitchen was part of every household, making the housewife’s work a lot easier.
Popular color trends for the interior design of contemporary-style homes of the 1950s were pastels, modern and Scandinavian color schemes.
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. 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 cool pics to see what house interiors looked like in the 1950s.