Home Décor: Transitioning from the 90’s to Today’s Trends
The 70’s introduced us to the iconic shag carpeting and the avocado and bright citrus colored kitchen appliances (Brady Bunch…anyone). The 80’s brought us brass finishes, ultra-sleek and modern spaces, and pastel prints adorning our walls and sofa coverings (…Do visions of Miami Vice come to mind?). Trends last between 7 – 10 years so what was once considered outdated, will in time become the newest hot trend again. We have already seen the wall-to-wall shag carpeting, albeit – accent shag rugs resurfacing as a favorite. As the saying goes, “Everything old is new again.”
But what about the 90’s? All-white kitchens, farmhouse style (frilly and lacey window valances), floral prints, geometric accents, pops of saturated colors were the hot trends. When compared to some of 2020’s décor trends of navy blue, cozy fabrics, black trim, bold blacks and whites, a harmonious marriage between the two decades, separated by 30 years can actually be achieved.
Remember, what is most important in your personal style in home décor is that you and your family find it pleasing. But if some homage to the art of home décor is important to you, you also want to make it fit in to today’s “look” to some extent. So, if there was a particular decade of home décor trends you never lost your love for, such as the 90’s mauve for walls and wallpaper accents, why not try mixing it up with some of the current trends that are similar or even completely different. Take today’s trend of warm neutrals and add that accent pop of color with mauve. Wallpaper options are a far cry from what they used to be! That farmhouse kitchen that was popular in the 90’s has comeback with a vengeance, thanks in large part to Joanna Gaines of the popular HGTV show, Fixer Upper. It now has a more rustic, streamlined and lived-in look – not the floor to ceiling oak finish with wallpaper borders of chickens and roosters of 30 years ago (no disrespect intended for our feathered friends). Visit furniture consignments shop and find that perfect vintage rooster center piece if you are determined to find that throwback item. The possibilities are endless!
Mix up the trends, have fun and make it personal…because it is.
Photo: Courtesy of WTMJ-TV Milwaukee – Michigan mansion listing featuring 90s interior decor goes viral