There are so many wonderful elements that come together to make a house feel like home and the kitchen is the heart of it all. The beautifully decorated kitchens of the past were inviting and so charming. Here are 12 kitchen decor ideas we wish would come back with full force.

12) Checkerboard Floors

Is there anything more classic than this kind of flooring? Seems like most kitchens had something like this when we were growing up!

Via/ Flickr

11) Metal Cabinets

They’ve fallen out of fashion now, but the old steel cabinets lasted a long time and came in a huge array of colors.

Via/ Flickr

10) Vintage Wallpaper

Remember when most kitchens had some kind of wallpaper? All those delicate designs in pastels were so lovely.

Via/ Library of Congress

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