The 80s were a time of big hair, bright colours, and great music. Although it is definitely not regarded as the most stylish period in history, trends today in the realm of fashion and interior design are a definitive reflection of 80s influences. Read on to see what design trends are making a comeback in a more subtle and modern way.
Within the last few years, brass accents have been a popular design trend everywhere. Nowadays they are used for subtle details in interior design, such as kitchen/bathroom fixtures, light fixtures, or table/chair legs. Instead of creating an overbearing look of brass in a room in the 1980s, brass has come back in a more modern, and subtle way.
Big bright patterns and colours were a staple in the 80s, but many tend to forget about the soft pastels that were also super popular at the time. Light pinks, blues and greens are now coming back onto the scene, but in a more sophisticated way than before. They are no longer taking up the entire room, instead used in a more minor way with pillows, throws, or statement walls.
The popularity of pop art in the 80s makes complete sense due to the obsession with bright colours. Pieces from Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein are coming up again and again in today’s world of interior design as a way to add a statement in a space.
Flame stitch patterns are definitely making a comeback in the interior design scene but in a more subtle way. Decades ago this pattern would be seen everywhere, from the walls, to the curtains, to the rugs, and everything in between but today the inclusion of it is much different. It tends just be used in a minor way and mixed with other patterns.
Big Window Treatments
Drapery in the 80s was definitely bigger and better than it is now. It was all about using an abundance of fabric that would transform your covered window into into a dramatic accent wall. This trend is now starting to pop up all over in homes today, especially in the living room and bedroom.
Are there any other 1980s home design trends that you want to see come back? Are there any that you pray don’t? We want to hear from you!
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