Decor Trends From the 80s You Should Know

Although they seem far away, the 80s are present in different aspects of everyday life and interior decoration could not be an exception. Therefore, get to know the main decoration trends of that decade. There are trends that come and go almost unnoticed, while there are others that never seem to disappear. This is the case of the 80’s, which seems to be always present in different professional areas (and even personal ones, of everyday life).

This means that, if you want to use any of the trends that we will show you below, you can do so without the fear of looking “out of style” because the 80s are back in force, especially in interior decoration.

Tubular furniture

The tubular furniture is one of the trends most used in the 80s and is undoubtedly a differentiating element in any room of the house; it was (and is) very common to see this tubular effect in furniture such as sofas and armchairs and the truth is that these are still very popular pieces used in decorating spaces today.

And, talking about furniture, let’s also talk about the material in which it was (and is) upholstered: velvet. Velvet is back in strength and always adds a sophisticated touch to any room in which it is present. The sofas in velvet (light or dark) remain one of the biggest trends today.

The notes in gold

Gold, in addition to being associated with luxurious contexts, is one of the favorite trends of the 80s. Even today, it is common to see furniture such as bathroom furniture, for example with gold accents (as with the drawer handles).

Gold is also widely used in mirror frames and in elements such as the sink, the washbasin and even in the faucets themselves (whether we are talking about kitchen or bathroom taps).

Along with the gold accents, marble was used a lot, not only on walls, but also on furniture, especially in the bathroom. Even today, the trend continues inside many homes.

Bathrooms in pink tones

In the 80s, it was rare to enter a bathroom that was not decorated in shades of pink (not only on the walls, but also on the chosen furniture). Even today, the decorative trend remains and is, at the very least, very original and different from the traditional white that most people choose to decorate their space.

The pink bathrooms return to trend, mainly due to the unique and fun touch that give any home. And, to relate this trend to the one mentioned above, the truth is that pink coexists very well with the golden elements.

Memphis furniture

Do you know this type of furniture? They look straight out of an animated film, but Memphis-style furniture couldn’t be more real. The combination of different shapes and colors are two of its main characteristics and, despite being one of the decoration trends of the 80’s, this type of furniture is still widely used in rooms such as the living room and even the children’s playroom.

Glass bricks

Don’t tell us you only remember seeing glass brick walls in the 1980s, because we can’t believe you. This is that trend that has resisted over the years and continues to be used both as an exterior and interior wall.

And the truth is that it is perfectly understandable why glass bricks continue to be used as part of the decoration of the home (or even professional spaces, as with offices): it is because of the lighting they provide and the bold touch they give decoration are advantages that cannot be ignored.

Floral patterns

A great decoration trend from the 80s that continues to be chosen today is the application of flower patterns on the walls, in the form of wallpaper, or on furniture such as sofas or armchairs. And yes, of course this trend also applies to pillows, one of the elements where most floral patterns are seen today.

We cannot deny that we are facing one of the most timeless trends of the 1980s, which, in fact, remains current regardless of the years that pass. Floral patterns were reinvented and adapted to more “modern” times.

There are decor trends that are more cyclical than others, and the 1980s is one such example. As many years go by, the types of furniture, colors and materials used are timeless and do not compromise the modernity of a room, quite the opposite, even because they give a differentiating and unique touch to any location.

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