Back in Time: Home Decor Trends Coming Back from 80’s
Sure, there are definitely some things that should stay in the ’80s (like that perm you’d rather forget about), but the decade of new wave also gave us some great decor trends. Sure, too much of a good thing can feel, well, a little too 1980s, but these retro-inspired decor ideas are perfect for adding a bit of a vintage punch to your space.
From chunky furniture to bright colors, there are just some trends that come back into vogue again and again. Here are some of our favorite ’80s design elements that still work well today.
It’s hard to think “1980s” and not conjure up images of neon lights and bright colors. But just because the decade of neon has long passed doesn’t mean we can’t embrace this colorful trend now. Decorate with neon colors or add a neon sign to your space for even more nostalgia.
The best thing about the ’80s is that many of the design trends were quite contrasting. If bold and neon isn’t your thing, how about pastel? This lovely photo below shows that pastel colors are back in the best way possible. Paint a wall with a soft blush color, then add pastel blue throws or pillows to embrace this whimsical side of the 1980s.
Go For the Rounded Objects
Want to sprinkle a little ’80s throughout your house? The rounded, chunky objects are a great option. The pastel colors are super retro, and the rounded designs are perfect for adding a touch of softness to a modern, streamlined home.
Authentic Style in Furnite
The living room with chunku furniture features two ’80s trends we love: tambour wood and chunky furniture. Deep-seated sofas were popular in the ’80s, and we can’t still get enough of them. They’re not only visually interesting and give your space a soft, homey feel, but they are also super comfortable. Chunky furniture is a lovely contrast to the sleek, modern pieces we’re used to. Maybe now’s
A Different Element
Here’s a decor trend that started in the ’80s and never really went away. We are all about lucite. It is a clear, thick plastic that works so well in rooms where you want to avoid adding too many textures and clutter. It’s also easy to clean. Here, the clear barstools allow the preppy striped cushions to shine through.