Bedrooms of the 1950's

Bedrooms of the 1950's

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  1. LLjean 2857 on March 14, 2023 at 6:32 am

    Can totally relate to these ’50’s bedrooms! ( born 1950!) Question……When did they start putting telephones in bedrooms? I had a Princess phone when I was 12-14 yrs old only because Mom worked for Phone Co, but parents never had one in their room! God Bless!

  2. Lona Marilyn on March 14, 2023 at 6:32 am

    Puppy puppy puppy❤️❤️❤️

  3. Summer on March 14, 2023 at 6:34 am

    This is fablous, I really enjoyed watching it. As an English woman, I grew up in love with Rock Hudson & Doris Day films. I know its the movies and how could someone afford the gorgeous clothing she wore and the apartment she supposedly lived in, in those days, but it would have been lovely to actually live like that. Could you possibly do a video on Doris days jewels which she wore in those films in the 50’s?

  4. Van 72 on March 14, 2023 at 6:35 am

    Oh I love the 1950’s! I think everyone around the world envied US wealth and luxury during that period. So spacious and with gadgets in every room.

  5. 『※。Safa’s Studio。※』 on March 14, 2023 at 6:35 am

    I have the right bed frame and curtains for the “young girl” style bedroom. I just need the bedspread and decor! I just want everything to be 1950s/1960s inspired!

  6. Desert Dragonworks on March 14, 2023 at 6:35 am

    I loved the colors on the last one, but not so much the ruffles and bows! Very interesting. My Mom gave me a family bedroom suite which was a lot like the one you said your parents had, with the sliding bookshelf in the headboard. I loved that bed, b/c I LOVE to read, and I was able to stash a flashlight and a ton of books in there! Mom kept her childhood bedroom suite until the day she died, it was white with gold, in French Provencial style. We carted those around for years! Lovely! I’m glad we’ve gotten past the more uber-feminine styles of bedrooms, especially for the men and other people who gag at the thought of chintz, ruffles and Priscillas. I’ll stick with my mismatched Boho, it seems to be timeless☺

  7. D Love of God on March 14, 2023 at 6:40 am

    Sue thank you for continuing to work so hard making these videos for us. This one took me down memory lane again. Best wishes to you and Audie 💕

  8. Its💖Camille on March 14, 2023 at 6:44 am

    As a young girl during the 70’s & 80’s I spent countless hours fantasizing over coordinating bedroom decor in the pages of the Sears catalog. The more coordinated pieces there were “in a set” the more I longed for them (especially the satiny ruffly ones) lol… everything in my own room was thrifted or salvaged from somewhere, wasn’t pretty & nothing matched but I did what I could with what I had. Gosh, brings back so many memories… thanks for the video Sue xo

  9. Donald Strickland on March 14, 2023 at 6:45 am

    My adopted mom’s bedroom suite had the bookcase headboard and it’s a darker color

  10. WRITE ON Betty on March 14, 2023 at 6:47 am

    My absolute favorite decade !! I was born many years after, but I have always had a association to his Era. Maybe I lived it in a previous life.

  11. Gayle Ford on March 14, 2023 at 6:48 am

    Loving this series Sue. Since i am 68, I am of the vintage where my grandparents, parents or even I (handed down) had some of this furniture and bedspreads etc at one time or another…..including my picture of Mary above my bed with a little shelf to put flowers on under her picture…the priscillas, ..the pink, the purple, later on the tie dyed canopy…man my mother and I fell for every trend..(and now I know where my love of that squared off bed comes from- I still do not use a duvet because I can’t get that hard, squared look where you can bounce a quarter off the bed, i only buy coverlets and my beds are all squared off………time to update myself perhaps?)

  12. Anne Burrows on March 14, 2023 at 6:51 am

    I like the idea of twin beds, unfortunately the accessories for this period are too fussy for me (frills, lot’s of patterns)

  13. lightmarker on March 14, 2023 at 6:52 am

    Dear Sue; The teen bedroom reminded me of the yarn bed animals girls made from kits. My sister had an octopus with braided legs , in pink yarn of course. Poodle kits were popular too . Great Sunday to all .

  14. maxthecat14 on March 14, 2023 at 6:54 am

    I live in the UK where bedrooms are much smaller(unless your are well off) our bedrooms would not have half as much furniture in them ,although I expect people did a similar but smaller version of this style. We had three generations in our farmhouse, so our furniture was bits and bobs from everywhere. I retired a year ago, my last job was a cleaner in peoples homes (mostly elderly) Some of them still had valances (bedskirts), and I can’t tell you how much I hate them! everytime i had to vacuum under the bed, i had to tuck the wretched thing in all round, or it kept getting caught on the cleaner!

  15. TheMightyQuinn on March 14, 2023 at 6:54 am

    The squared off bed. Inspiration for millions of hotels for decades 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  16. Hotmail Email on March 14, 2023 at 6:55 am

    Pink and black are Elvis colours! Yes, indeed, I can remember some girls in my class at school had pink and black Elvis pencil cases and I was very envious. I never did get one and believe it or not I soon got over my feelings of being an unloved child!

  17. 5P on March 14, 2023 at 6:57 am

    Love it….but where are the shag carpets and twirling ballerina, musical jewelry boxes?

  18. Some One on March 14, 2023 at 6:58 am

    Thanks Sue for putting this together! It looks like a lot of work! I’m wondering how you think the decorating reflects the culture of the 1950s? It’s so overstyled…do you have any thoughts on that?

  19. Randy Romines on March 14, 2023 at 6:58 am

    Reminds me of the 1957 movie "Funny Face" with Hepburn and Astaire – Pink was IN!

  20. rscmrcmd on March 14, 2023 at 6:59 am

    Maybe my favorite representations of 1940’s and 1950’s decor were the set designs of two Joan Crawford movies, Mildred Pierce, 1945 and Female On The Beach, 1955. Both feature bedrooms from these two very different periods.

  21. Natalie Childs on March 14, 2023 at 7:02 am

    The picture of the twin beds with orange bedspreads and the whole set up is very similar to my grandparents bedroom, they’re turning 87 this year and haven’t changed a thing. This video made me smile, thanks from a fan in New Zealand.

  22. Vickie Groome on March 14, 2023 at 7:05 am

    Seems French Proveaxial furniture was a thing

  23. Donna Castel on March 14, 2023 at 7:06 am

    I wanted to be a rebel & was the oldest child so I got a bedroom alone . My mom let me have purple ! ( pastel purple). That was considered extreme. The bedspread was picked by her to modify the purple. It was tiny violets on white . Matched of course but my mom was doing her best to get rebel ideas out of my head . 😮COULD NOT HAVE ME GROW UP TO BE A BEATNIK‼️

  24. Cheeto Luv on March 14, 2023 at 7:08 am

    The bed you said your parents had, so did my parents. I wish you could get the head board like that now for extra place to place things. lol 😂

  25. Julia Taylor on March 14, 2023 at 7:11 am

    This explains the bedroom my mother did for me with pink walls, pink bedspreads on twin beds, and pink cafe curtains. With the hot Georgia sun coming in on two sides it GLOWED.

  26. TinyKeyHoleMinis on March 14, 2023 at 7:12 am

    OK here we go! I saw the 60s bedrooms and was hoping for the 50s…I am going to create a 50s or 60s teen bedroom for my daughter in miniature form…and these are perfect references..Thank You!

  27. Mary Lou on March 14, 2023 at 7:13 am

    I had the bookcase bed! Got it when I was a Sophmore in High School. Loved it and shared it with my dog Laddie. lol

  28. Margy Rowland on March 14, 2023 at 7:15 am

    I really love your videos about interior decorating Sue. Thank you for finding the fascinating pictures and for your engaging narration. Love from Australia 🇦🇺

  29. Jeffrey Skinner on March 14, 2023 at 7:18 am

    A walk down through my grandmothers ivy Dorothy Corona Jane man-sell Tibet’s country house . I like Ed this video sue me .

  30. A on March 14, 2023 at 7:19 am

    LOVE the 50’s and 60’s bedrooms and the whole house in general ,a sense of order and practicality, thank you Sue for these great videos

  31. Joy on March 14, 2023 at 7:19 am

    Good morning Sue from Washington 🌲

    The joy you bring to me is so appreciated! I want to thank you for the time you spend on each of your videos. The content of restoring, thrift store, and all the different interior design is truly inspiring. It takes me back to good times and helps me find ideas to revamp my home. I can’t tell you which series I like most. They all are so interesting with history and your narration. It’s a refreshing break from the frustration, grief , and sad state of affairs worldwide. I can’t remember if you ever said the type home you live in? Decor ? My home was built in 1903. The windows, doors, or living space is not very large. How would you suggest to separate a living room – dining area that is all one area? Thank you so much. Have a wonderful day.🌷

  32. It's Just Me on March 14, 2023 at 7:19 am

    I remember the padded headboards and always wanted one. I never had one.
    Weren’t they called Hollywood beds?

  33. mario on March 14, 2023 at 7:21 am

    That pink and green was my bedroom!! In the 70’s. Hi sue and Audie.❤

  34. Maggie Anderson on March 14, 2023 at 7:23 am

    Thank you Sue for mentioning Elvis. That was so true. I had never seen a man in a pink shirt until he did it.

  35. Cecilia Jacobs on March 14, 2023 at 7:24 am

    OMG that last picture made me shiver in terror LOL

  36. Donna Rinascimentale on March 14, 2023 at 7:25 am

    My parents were married in 1951, and my maternal grandmother gave them a bedroom set – king sized bed & headboard, 2 matching round nightstands (yes, round!), 2 very long matching dressers each with a large mirror that bolted to the backside and sat right on top. In the 60s, my parents found a gorgeous carved Indian 4-panel standing screen at Marshall Field in Chicago and bought it to use as a headboard in the master bedroom… it is exactly the width of the king-sized bed. Except for that one change, the master bedroom furniture has not changed in all of that time. The dressers are side by side to almost completely fill one wall, with both mirrors on top. The furniture has migrated through different houses and is now in the 4th and final one that they built for their retirement. The house passed to me 4 years ago and I wouldn’t change a thing. They had impeccable taste in furnishings and art, and collected quality pieces from the beginning. People are stunned when they come to my home. They expect to see the same things everyone else has and instead are greeted with Persian carpets, antiques, art, chandeliers, fine china, silver and crystal. I have noticed in videos where designers are now proudly including ‘vintage’ furniture, they are using things like headboards which are exactly the same as some in these videos, which just makes me laugh. What goes around comes around. If you wait long enough, it will come into fashion again!

  37. Tisa6 on March 14, 2023 at 7:27 am

    Really enjoying this series! Bringing back memories of my Mom & Grandmother’s decorating styles!

  38. Mindi B on March 14, 2023 at 7:27 am

    I love these videos so very much. I was born in the 60s and my earliest “decor” memories include most of these 50s styles. There is something visceral about my reaction to these pictures. Is there such a thing as “physical nostalgia”?—‘cus I think I’m feeling it. Thank you so much for your informed and witty commentary and wonderful curation of photographs!

  39. yana1955 on March 14, 2023 at 7:28 am

    Surprised you didn’t mention the ubiquitous maple bedroom furniture of the 1950’s. I still see pieces of it in other’s houses. I grew up with it and, of course, pink walls and chenille bedspread all the while wishing for French Provincial.

  40. A on March 14, 2023 at 7:30 am

    No one really knows if the black woman in the white bedroom is the lady of the house or the housekeeper , why is she sitting on the floor ?

  41. Lynda Jones on March 14, 2023 at 7:30 am

    All this pink so reminds me of the bedroom at the Eisenhower farm in Gettysburg. The docent’s said Mamie loved pink. Now I see it was a thing. The Eisenhowers went to stay permanetly at the farm in 1950 It was the first residence that the US government had not assigned them.

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