Although the 1980s decade is considered to be one of the kitschiest or even boring periods when it comes to interior decorations, there were some nice trends that are actually coming back into style now and that you should consider for a home remodeling project. Especially those of you who are nostalgic about the 1980s, you have the perfect excuse to recreate some of your favorite interior trends from that time.
Floral prints everywhere
Floral prints were all the rage in the 1980s, but they had to make room for the most simplistic aesthetic of the 1990s. Now, floral prints are back, but in a more sophisticated way, with less colors and lighter hues. If done right, this trend is perfect for a bedroom remodeling or for a living room remodeling, but keep in mind that floral print wallpaper might be too much. Instead, use floral prints for curtains, pillows, rugs and other accessories that pop here and there.
Speaking of walls, instead of floral wallpaper, you could bring some color into your home by choosing some nice pastel hues for the walls. Pastels were also big in the 1980s, but instead of the pinks and blues that were characteristic for that decade, now pastels are back but in different colors. Peachy hues, dusty pink or light aqua are trending right now, but be careful to pair pastel colors with neutral hues, because you don’t want them to clash like it happened in old interiors. For example, peach hues are great paired with bronze or beige hues, or, if you want to add some sparkle, with copper accessories for that metallic shine that is so trending over the last years.
Country style kitchen remodeling
As mentioned before on our blog, the country style is back and stronger than ever, especially for those who want to have a traditional cozy kitchen, with enough space for cooking and dining, or even for entertaining guests. Not to mention that natural materials like wood and stone are high in demand now because they are more environmentally-friendly and recyclable.
What’s different now is the fact that country kitchens are decorated in paler colors, and using stylish finishes. You won’t see many all-wood kitchens for examples, but instead different types of materials are mixed and matched to obtain a personalized space. Wood is used with painted surfaces instead of rough, natural surfaces and concrete is introduced to have some modern industrial elements.
Most modern interiors have at least one glass element, but what really had a revival over the last years are glass tables. Regardless if it’s a dining room or a living room table, glass tables are perfect to create a focal point in a room, especially if they are paired with some interesting frames in bold colors.
If geometrical shapes like circles, triangles and squares in all kind of bright colors were very popular in the past, geometrical design is much more subtle nowadays. You can use tile to create geometrical shapes on the walls and floors, opting for complementing colors or for two colors of the opposite color spectrum.
Colorful bathroom fixtures
Houses were colorful in the 1980s no matter the room. Even bathrooms that usually have a cleaner and slicker design were made more colorful with all kinds of bathroom fixtures. Who doesn’t remember the avocado-green sinks and bath tubs? It doesn’t mean that you should go back to that, but you shouldn’t be afraid to use some color in the bathroom, and not just the traditional white or black & white setting. Instead, you can install some bathroom fixtures in neutral colors or add some metallic finishes such as copper, bronze, silver or even gold.
Nowadays, cork floors are quite common, but this material gained in popularity in the 1980s. Cork is used again especially for kitchen floors, because it’s soft, easy to maintain and can also be considered an insulation material.
It seems people were all about the walls in the 1980s, because they paid so much attention to colors, wallpaper and even wall borders. Usually wallpaper was used to create wall borders, but now this trend is reinvented by simply painting on wall borders in contrasting colors. If you want to draw attention to the walls without having intricate paintings or a special wallpaper, you could opt for this solution.
These are some of the 1980s trends that are making a comeback when it comes to home remodeling, but remember that in the end it’s all a matter of taste. No matter what your plans are, if you intend to have an extensive home remodeling project, to make an addition to your home or just to make some small changes, Good Deal Remodeling is here to help you. You can contact us to tell us about your remodeling plans and we will make sure to offer you the best solutions through our remodeling and renovation services.