Decor Trends that Were Popular During the Year You Were Born
Here is an article from House Beautiful magazine that I found interesting, The Biggest Decor Trends the Year You Were Born. This gallery highlights decor trends from each year, starting from 1926 all the way through the year 2000.
Do you know what the top interior design trend was when you were born? Why not incorporate a part of that into your current decor? You can combine today’s designs with a touch of yesterday, or any other pieces that are meaningful to you – even if they are from 30-40 years ago.
I was born in 1962 and interior screens were extremely popular then, both folding screens and architectural pieces. So finding a vintage folding screen and painting it to match my living room is just one example of how I can mix in some nostalgia with my current decor.
If you would like to see design trends, year by year, check out the House Beautiful gallery here:
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Otherwise, here is a breakdown of some design trends over the last few decades. Perhaps you will be inspired to mix some of these vintage ideas in with your modern decor, creating a truly unique style for any room of your home!
Top Home Decor Trends in the 1970’s
When you think back to the 1970s, wood paneling, bold prints and patterns probably come to mind. Wood was not limited to the walls either as you could find this faux bois effect on everything from your kitchen stove to your Jeep Wagoneer.
Here are some other trends from the 70’s:
- Foil Wallpaper
- Mix and Match Patterns
- Bright Accent Pieces
- Shag Carpets
- Linoleum Floors
Top Home Decor Trends in the 1980’s
The 1980’s saw kitchens with bolder colors and also introduced the pastel craze with pink and peach hues throughout the home. Additional trends you might remember include:
- Chintz or floral patterns on upholstery
- Laminate Cabinets
- Country Living
- White Wicker Furniture
- Shabby Chic. This antique look was popular in the 1980s — and still is today.
Top Home Decor Trends in the 1990’s
The 90’s brought more earth tones and less bright colors. Blonde wood was on-trend as it complimented greens and other neutral colors.
- In 1993 hand painted furniture was popular. Another trend that is alive and well today
- Mix and match living room furniture for a “flea market” look
- Industrial elements such as concrete countertops
- Track Lighting
- White kitchens
- Farmhouse style (one of my favorites)
Home Decor Trends to Expect in 2019
Here is another article from House Beautiful Magazine that forecasts the home decor trends in 2019
According to the article, here are a few things we can expect this year:
- Textured Wallpaper
- Replace simple cottons with velvet bedding
- Mix and Match furniture pieces
- Art deco furniture
- Less white kitchens, more personalized kitchen designs
We hope you enjoyed reminiscing about the design trends through the years. Remember, don’t be afraid to incorporate some of those special memories into your decor. This doesn’t mean you have to install wood paneling throughout your home to bring back the 70’s. A few subtle pieces or accents is all you need.
Have a vintage piece that could use some reviving? Call the store to ask us about our custom hand painted furniture services!