Vintage dinettes from the 60s and 70s: Take a seat!

Vintage dinettes from the 60s and 70s

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Vintage dinettes — matching table and chair sets — were popular home decor in the ’60s and ’70s because they were affordable, fashionable, and came in a wide variety of styles. Take a look!

Esprit Decor group glass dinette table with padded chairs

Vintage 1970s Esprit Decor group glass dinette table with padded chairs


Vintage dinette sets from 1973 (2)

Vintage dinette sets from 1973 (3)


Sculptured mushroom-base dinettes (’60s & ’70s)

Vintage dinette sets from 1973 (1)

Mod dinette set from the 60s


Smoky/charcoal acrylic table & chair set

Dinette set with smoke-colored plastic mod chairs from the 1970s

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See how smart a dinette can be (1968)

Think big when decorating that diminutive dinette. Start with a bold background — perhaps a bit more daring than you might risk in a much larger space.

Here a flamboyant wallpaper electrifies each of these small off-the-kitchen eating areas. Slimly-styled table and chairs underscore the individual mood of the dinettes and add to the diner’s comfort.

Picket fence corner

Want to capture that eating-outdoors feeling in a windowless corner of the kitchen? Introduce a sense of spaciousness with a scenic wallpaper such as this picket fence pattern.

The airy design expands and brightens an otherwise dull area. Then carry through the outdoor look with a metal frame table and chairs.

Picket fence-themed kitchen corner dining area


Dotty walls & dinette

Emphatic polka dot wallpaper launches this sophisticated black and white theme which is cleverly repeated in cupboards, appliances, vinyl-clad metal chairs, and even the china service.

A modern design glass-topped table offers no competition to the emphatically patterned background and blends smoothly with this contemporary setting.

Vintage dinette decor - Dotty wallpaper

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Vintage dinette for an elegant alcove

Even period elegance is possible in a tiny breakfast alcove. Here the flavor of 19th century France is re-created with black and gold striped wallpaper, marble-topped pedestal table, and small brass Empire chairs.

A 20th-century touch: chair seats are black vinyl — appropriately embroidered with the Napoleonic bee. Empire design chandelier provides another French accent.

1960s dinette with period elegance in a tiny breakfast alcove


Colorful abstract florals

Bigger-than-life abstract flowers bloom on the walls and suffuse this snug little breakfast nook with a deluge of color. The flower-strewn window shade in a related fabric pattern helps unify the area and visually stretch the limited space.

Flip-top table can serve as a breakfast bar for two, or extend full length when there are additional diners.

Colorful abstract florals for dinette breakfast nook


Eclectic yellow and white dinette from Daystrom (1972)

Eclectic yellow and white dinette from Daystrom (1972)

Retro dinette sets from the '70s (2)


Cabana dining table and bamboo-effect chairs

Cabana dining table and bamboo-effect chairs - Vintage home


Vintage dinettes: Five-piece round to oval set

Retro dinette sets from the '70s (1)

Trendy vintage dinettes from the 60s and 70s (3)

Trendy vintage dinettes from the 60s and 70s (4)

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Extendable retro dinette table in white with yellow or green chairs

End leaves make table easier and quicker to enlarge than most ordinary center leaves… one person can do it alone.

Retro dinette sets from the '70s (3)

Retro dinette sets from the '70s (4)

Retro dinette sets from the '70s (5)

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Linear dining table with chrome/stainless steel accents

daystrom furniture 1972c

Retro dinette sets from the '70s (6)


Vintage dinettes: Wood-look sets with floral designs and seat covers (1970s)

Retro kitchen table and chairs from the 1970s

Vintage dinettes from the seventies (1)

Vintage dinettes from the seventies (2)

Vintage dinettes from the seventies (3)

Vintage dinettes from the seventies (4)


Table & chair sets and dinettes from the ’60s

Retro dinette from 1966

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Trendy vintage dinettes from the 60s and 70s (5)

Trendy vintage dinettes from the 60s and 70s (6)

Trendy vintage dinettes from the 60s and 70s (7)

Trendy vintage dinettes from the 60s and 70s (8)

Trendy vintage dinettes from the 60s and 70s (10)

Trendy vintage dinettes from the 60s and 70s (11)

Trendy vintage dinettes from the 60s and 70s (12)

Trendy vintage dinettes from the 60s and 70s (13)

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Vintage 1970s dinette chair replacements (4)

Vintage 1970s dinette chair replacements (1)

Vintage 1970s dinette chair replacements (2)

Vintage 1970s dinette chair replacements (3)

Trendy vintage dinettes from the 60s and 70s (1)

Trendy vintage dinettes from the 60s and 70s (2)

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