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The evolution of home decor

As designers and decorators of our own homes, we love finding current trends and styles that we can stick to in order to maintain a home that fits our personality as well as the decade (or year) we’re in. The evolution of home decor seems to go back and forth… Wallpaper was popular in the 80’s and 90’s, but it fell out of favor in the millennium. Fast forward to 2020 – wallpaper is back, with easy peel-and-stick options! Let’s take a look at how home decor has evolved…

80 home decor

The 80’s was the time when people started having money to decorate. Most of the hippies faded away, and modern troubadours emerged in the world of work. You can see a lot of pastel colors and florals on the chairs with the fabrics backing them up. They also had light wood that was almost white but not quite.

Nineties style

No more shagging! The ’90s meant you ditch the quilted chairs and keep dealing with the times. Here you’ll see sensible colors for furniture — think very neutral. The ’90s might still have had the sponge-painted wall decor, but we ended up painting over it. You may also see wallpaper lingering, but they were generally out of fashion by then. You can see that the leather comes and what kind of quality wood it is. The 80’s crystals are probably still in treasury Although that was slowly fading away. (Side note – my mom was devastated and I didn’t want to take the crystal and her cage!)

2000 picks

This era had little brass. She preferred brown walls and vases that were ceramic. Everything about the ’80s and ’90s got dumped. People loved fresh flowers, not the silk that their ancestors displayed around their homes. You won’t see 80’s glass side tables here. Also, the walls are no longer wallpapered unless they are in an ultra-modern black and white style. Greens and grays seem to be topping the color list, and minimal looks are becoming very popular. Now we don’t have robots waiting for us as we once envisioned the millennium to look like, but we do have a robot vacuum!

About the author: The author has always had a bit of an obsession with gorgeous home goods, furniture, and kitchens. She grew up with very little as a child, often taking her mother’s catalogs and making her dream home room by room using a glue stick and some paper. Now an adult, she has the home she put together as a child and hopes her passion will help others find a way to make their home just right.

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