Vintage 1950s Dens
The 1950s den was probably the only room in the house where the owner can do what he pleased and arrange things as he wished without having to consider the tastes and desires. To many, it became a retreat. Therefore, the den reflected the personality and interest of the owner. His special interests were displayed in a collection of photographs, trophies, pennants, etc., and the bookshelves would probably show his taste in books.
Generally, it had a restful atmosphere, with subdued colors. Wood paneling or a subtle imitation woodgrain wallpaper added to the achievement of a soft and restful room.
Often during holidays, family gathers would begin into the living room and spill over to the den because of the relaxed atmosphere.