Home Decorating by Decade

1960’s – 2000’s

Home decorating is a crucial part of making your house feel like a home. These are the most popular decorating styles of each era.

1960’s

The 60’s was all about COLOR and graphics. In the 60’s everyone wanted to make a statement, including putting together colors that were once considered a big “no” in the fashion and decorating world. Lava lamps, shag carpets, and posters weren’t just for college dorm rooms, they were acceptable home decor.

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1970’s

Bright colors were still in during the 70’s, but modern appliances were introduced during this decade changing the appearance of the everyday kitchen. A larger kitchen became an important item on many house hunters lists. Other popular decor items included plastic molded furniture and “couching” designs that most people are happy faded out of style. Exposed brick and astroturf was also a common theme inside and outside of homes. Does anyone recall the Brady Bunch’s astroturf backyard? That was not just because it was a television set, that was a very stylish lawn!

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1980’s

Mirrors, mirrors, and more mirrors! Decorators in the 80’s loved to put mirrors everywhere to open up smaller spaces. Floral prints were also a popular wallpaper design. Every home had the overstuffed couches, glass tables, and mini blinds. The 1980’s were not well known for their decor sense, but leggings and neon outfits have made a bit of a comeback recently it’s tough to judge what trends will come back around.

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1990’s

Since the 80’s was a very loud period of time when it came to prints and colors, the 90’s wanted to tone it down. The 90’s was an interesting time because although many were all about getting back to the basics when it came to home decor, items such as inflatable furniture also became popular. The 90’s was a big transition decade from the 80’s to the 00’s; it didn’t know how it wanted to be defined. The 90’s was the dawn of technology. The world wide web was changing everything. Stereo equipment and home entertainment systems started to dominate homes and become a staple in most family rooms. Computers were displayed almost as if they were a piece of furniture in common areas, since they were still quite large not too long ago! Both images below, while VERY different in style, were both common styles in the 90’s.

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2000’s

The 2000’s brought on a sleek look in homes. It was becoming common to see granite counter tops, white kitchens, stainless steel appliances, subway tiles in the bathrooms, and open floor plans. Technology began changing so rapidly and people are always looking for the next big thing to keep up. Having “green” technology to save energy with washer/dryers and other appliances also began to rise.

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Some styles died out for a reason, others can be brought back with a whole new flair! We hope this gives you some inspiration to revamp your own home and just an interesting look into different decors. Decorating your home can be a lot of work, but sometimes all you need is fresh ideas. Let the decorating begin!

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