Many people are going for a retro look in lounge and pub settings to give a classic look. They are incorporating retro style stools and chairs. With an ideal setting you can use the retro style in a contemporary setting. You just need to use the right color, design and upholstery. The retro look can be use in chic lounge and martini bar atmosphere.
Contemporary mixes old styles and fashion. Even when the setting has a modern feel to it still borrows from previous styles and fashion. There is also need for creativity to enables you to mix the contemporary tops in the bar and the retro chairs. Some settings will not allow you to use very elaborate decorative ideas. This is where you will be required to use your creative juices. An advantage of this kind of setting is that it will never run out of style.