It was the era of jukeboxes, rock 'n roll, poodle skirts, soda shops and doing the twist.
These days, we look back on the 1950s with a sweet nostalgia for a simpler time, one without smartphones begging for our attention or worrying about keeping our Facebook statuses up to date.
Maybe that's why the retro trends of the decade are coming back in fashion, with A-line skirts, cupcakes, 3D movies and even Marilyn Monroe hairstyles being popular today.
So why not take some inspiration from those vintage designs and do up your kitchen with a 1950s makeover?
First, consider your colour scheme. Warm pastels are a great place to start, with lemon yellow, peach and subdued pinks all being great choices for your walls. Then choose contrasting shades for the details.
Or you could opt to mimic the look of a 1950s style diner with floor tiles in a black and white chequerboard pattern and a red dado stripe along the wall.
If you're going all-out with your kitchen re-design, then you might also want to find some new appliances that have 1950s style with modern functionality.
There are a number of manufacturers that make mixers, refrigerators and ovens with a classic appearance. Most are available in a range of bold and beautiful colours, so you can choose one that matches the rest of your kitchen perfectly.
Of course, you don't want to forget to accessorise your newly remodelled kitchen. Printed tea towels with vintage designs can be a great addition to the room, while the right curtains and wall art will also help to enhance the ambiance.
A big vase of freshly cut flowers is a lovely addition to any space. You might also want to consider swapping the taps and light fixtures for items with classic designs.
Once you've finished working on your kitchen, why not get a vintage-style cotton apron to go with it? Then whip up a batch of your favourite cookies and savour the feeling of 1950s simplicity before you take a picture and post it on Twitter.