Whether it’s hair or furniture, we’ve all made trendy choices that we later regretted. We’ve looked at some of the biggest home decorating trends that are out in decades past that can only make you cuddle now. Be honest: How many people have been to your home?
- 1 Quick Furniture
- 2 Nautical motifs
- 3 Edisonlökar
- 4 Tufted Headboards
- 5 Tuscan cuisine
- 6 Damask
- 7 Background Table
- 8 Matching window selection
- 9 Mason Jar Mania
- 10 Wicker Furniture
- 11 Dusty pastels
- 12 Hollywood mirror light
- 13 Avocado Green And Harvest Gold
- 14 Granite Overload
- 15 Plaid
- 16 Pine Furniture
- 17 Avocado Refrigerator
- 18 Vertical blinds
- 19 Bean Bag Chairs
- 20 Giant Silk Plants
- 21 Fungal Walls
- 22 Glass Block
- 23 Popcorn please
- 24 Ruffled Bedskirts
- 25 False fruit
- 26 Heavy Headboards
- 27 The Flower Everything
- 28 Lace Tablecloths
- 29 Lace Doilies
You’ve probably heard of “stylish fashion”, which refers to clothing that is a factory-built, much cheaper version of what is currently on the runway. The equivalent of home decor is “fast furniture”, which is a cheap design that you mainly buy and know that you will throw it in a few seasons … or the next time you move. These easily assembled (and even easier to obtain) designs really blew up in the mid-1980s and have been going strong since.
While it can be a great way to save money, there is a reason that antiques and repurposing old furniture have had a great moment. Recycling and reusing existing furnishings allows you to reduce waste and also collect specials and have your own history.
Anchors, sailor’s ropes and seashells belong to the actual beach, not in your living room. Even if you own an ocean-side home, the eastern nautical decor digs – you can achieve beachy vibes without being too obvious. Choose a color palette inspired by your beautiful surroundings, or include subtle interior elements such as coral and driftwood.
Every hip cafe from Brooklyn to Portland has these antiques hanging from the ceiling, and we’re over it. The “exposed” lighting look belongs, well, when Thomas Edison came up with the original design.
Thankfully, glittering statement lighting has a big comeback, and frankly, we’d pick a chandelier over one of those dinky bulbs every day. Hard lighting is officially out.
Tufted furniture is centuries old, but it no longer has the glam feel it once did. Now, just look a little, and if you want a statement head, why not commit something that actually makes a statement (instead of blending in with your mattress)?
This style was everywhere in the early 2000s, and we can certainly see its appeal. Today’s kitchen, however, focuses on creating a bright, airy place to cook, rather than emulating a dark Italian villa.
Is it a floral one? Is it chintz? No, it’s damask, which was a pattern on everything from wallpaper to curtains in the 90’s. If you still have this in your home, try updating large, pronounced blossoms instead.
Whether going through the middle of a nursery as it does here, or trimming the top of your wall, this trend should stop short anytime after the 90’s. Try one of these trendy (and super fun) wallpaper trends instead.
Matching window selection
When the window panes match the curtains, and they match the furniture, you know you’ve come a decade earlier. Replace boxy for elegant with updated, modern curtains.
Mason Jar Mania
Admittedly, this can still be a trend. Since the 1990s, mason jars have been announced in response to all home needs: candle holders, salad containers, ATMs – the list goes on. Now, however, a new appreciation is growing for artisans such as handmade vases, which means mason jars can go back to their original canned job.
Yes, this will always be an anchor for your poolside patio. But saturating your interior with wicker furniture like the world did in the 80s and 90s is no longer necessary. Play with color by investing in a light couch instead.
In the 1980s, all pastels were dusty blue or dusty pink, giving them the eternal, fairly clean look. Today, the colors are crucial (as in this London townhouse), and we are grateful.
Hollywood mirror light
Yes, you are a star. But that doesn’t mean you need to be blinded by this 90s trend every morning. Bathroom lights today are softer and more delicate than these harsh lights.
Avocado Green And Harvest Gold
These two tranquil colors were staples from the 70s as the country recovered from the Vietnam War. Now, however, the color combination can be released as dead and, of course, obsolete.
In the early 2000s, we saw an overload of a single material, which often occurs in the mass use of dark granite in kitchens. Today, accents tend to be more effective, and a minimalist modern aesthetic with lighter materials is often preferred.Ferns Everywhere
It’s a beautiful plant, but you don’t need any in every room. In the 1990s and 2000s, these plants took over home, but it is not necessary to make your living room like a greenhouse.
Oh, the 70s. We really miss this look, which made you feel like you were in a plaid kaleidoscope. As with many other items on this list, it is important to stick to small doses.
Don’t get it wrong, a single pine accent is good and dandy. But in the 80s and 90s it was almost everywhere, from bookshelves to offices to coffins.
Continuing the avocado green and harvesting gold theme, the refrigerator in the 1970s clearly showed what was inside the avocados. It is a fun concept, but its charm has been preserved for that decade.
Not only are these, yes, annoying to open and close, but they are also a thing of the past. Invest in beautiful curtains for an eye-catching element in the room.
Bean Bag Chairs
Oh hey 90s. While this may have been a handy chair for eating some pizza between college courses, it should never leave a dorm. Still, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort: Try one of these cozy reading chairs instead.
Giant Silk Plants
Many a delightful pastime was formed in Michael’s hallways and picked out silk flowers and branches when this 90s trend was in full force. But now there is a much higher estimate of real bouquet flowers – in addition they have so many health benefits!
Homeowners in the 90s started to get fast, but unfortunately it often meant replacing carefully painted walls for, sponge painting. Although it created “texture”, we can’t help but appreciate today’s stylish, bold and sponge-free look instead.
Over the years, glass blocks were used to let the light shine into a shower area without sacrificing privacy. Now, however, they may come as dated. At home today, it is more likely to use creative glass designs or a skylight to offer privacy.
Oh, popcorn roof. Should we agree that the only place popcorn is heard is greased and in the cinema? Instead, think of painting your ceiling in a striking shade.
Granted, just about everything in the 80s was ruffled, from curtains to skirts. But the broken bed skirts? It is true in the fashion of the century. Now, beds tend to choose minimalist, elegant linens – or none at all.
Although there was something satisfying about clamping down these rubber trumpets during the 1990s, the dust collected on them was not as fun. Faux has been traded too fresh with the growing popularity of eating green and trading local farmer’s markets.
While foreground boards of the past were heavy wooden giants, today they are usually minimalist or do not exist at all. (Canopies, on the other hand, reign as an evergreen decor staple.)
The Flower Everything
The 80s loved florals, and that meant putting the pattern on almost everything. In modern design, florals are used more accurately as an accent pattern.
Often, these traditional tablecloths were placed over plastic to protect furniture. Even in small doses, they can still work in a room, in most cases they tend to be outdated compared to today’s more colorful canvases.
While we’re the subject of tips, you just do away with the doxies. Especially when paired with a floral cloth, they simply read “too much”.