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80’s and 90’s Home Trends Called! They Want to Make a Comeback

Does your home look like it’s right out of the 1980s or 1990s?

That could be a good thing!

Surprising as it may seem, there are certain vintage trends from those two decades that have earned the label of “awesome retro” look in home decor.

So it may be that you’re actually cool.

1980/90s Vintage Trends Making a Comeback

Whether you’re already decked out in this style, or you’ve simply got some nostalgia for this era, here’s what’s showing up lately on the interior design radar:

1. Mirrored Kitchen Backsplashes

The backsplash has been on trend for a while now.

But only recently has the mirrored kitchen backsplash starting showing up in kitchens of who like a little glamour.

Popular during the disco era of the late ’70s and early ’80s, the mirrored kitchen backsplash not only added glamour but helps open the kitchen up a bit.

It’s a great way to give a small kitchen some big attitude.

2. Gold

You’ve likely noticed muted brass popping up in interiors for quite some time now. But homeowners are taking it up a notch with gold.

Gold as an interior accent was big in the 1980s and early 1990s.

While some prefer their gold accents to also be muted, others have discovered how perfectly shinier gold pairs with dark and dramatic colors.

But skip the gold wallpaper. Gold is best appreciated when used in moderation.

3. Large Floral Patterns

If you were around in the 1980s, it would be hard to forget the popularity of floral prints. You may still have a comforter in the attic.

That comforter has just come back into style.

Regardless of how you personally felt about this trend, you’ll find big and bold floral patterns on bedding, pillows, and even wallpaper.

Of course, much like the gold, floral prints look best in small doses. And there’s always the chance this trend with be as short-lived as it was the first time.

4. Wood Cabinets in the Kitchen

Wood cabinets were once all the rage. They went out of fashion for a bit, and are now back.

But when we mention wood cabinets, we’re not talking about those dark monstrosities from the 1980s.

Head to any shops that focus on wood products, and you’ll see the trend now is for kitchen cabinets in lighter tones of wood. There are many different styles.

And when paired with bits of color, they give quite a contemporary feel. Speaking of color…

5. Blue and White

The blue and white palette was cool in the early 1990s. Almost too cool. The tendency was to use it in massive amounts to create a tranquil feeling.

Today though, blue and white are used more sparingly and often as part of a more broad design.

6. Pastels

It’s safe to say that the pastels that dominated the 1980s and 90s were obnoxious. They covered entire walls and were on every article of clothing.

Today’s pastels aren’t so cloyingly sweet and considerably more sophisticated. Especially when they’re offset with a bolder accent color. You wouldn’t have seen that in 1989.

Embrace the 1980s and 1990s

Whether you have an apartment or a luxury home, you can get on board with some of the vintage trends from this era.

And if you’re currently in the market for a luxury home, be sure to check out our available properties today.

Then you can add your own 1980s/90s flair!


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Kaya Wittenburg

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