Evolution of Home Decor

Evolution and Essentials of Home Decor

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

80’s Home Decor

The 80’s was a time when people were starting to have money to decorate. Most of the hippies had faded out, and the modern troubadour of the working world emerged. You can see a lot of pastels and flower themes in the chairs with the fabrics that backed them. They also had light colored wood that was almost white but not quite.

90’s Style

No more shag! The 90’s meant that you threw out your padded fabric chairs and got with the times. Here you will see sensible colors for furniture- think very neutral. The 90’s might still have had that sponge painted wall decor, but most ended up painting over it. You may also see lingering wallpaper, but it was generally out of fashion by then. You can see leather come in and any sort of quality wood. The crystals from the 80’s would probably still be in a cabinet on display though, though that was slowly fading out. (Side note – my mother was devastated I didn’t want to take on her crystal and her hutch!)

2000’s Picks

This era had a bit of brass to it. It favored brown walls and vases that were ceramic. Everything about the 80’s and 90’s was thrown away. People liked fresh cut flowers and not the silk ones that their grandparents had displayed around their homes. You will not see glass side tables from the 80’s anymore here. Also, walls are no longer wall papered unless it is an ultra-modern black and white style. Greens and greys seem to be on the top of the color list, and the minimal look had become very popular. Now we don’t have robots waiting on us as we had once envisioned the millennium to look like, but we do have robot vacuums!

New Year always brings new ideas and creations. We can see this fact in all walks of life whether we talk about fashion, home decor or any thing else. However if we talk about home decoration, we will see that there are some designs and classical trends that never appear to fade away. One such trend is green home decoration. It is not a new trend but still a popular choice for many people. One important reason behind its popularity is that this trend is environmentally friendly.

Another great home decor trend is the use of multi purpose furniture items. In other words we can say that furniture is a necessity within a home. It has decorative as well as great functional value that can not be under estimated or over looked. Furniture helps to make our life easier and more comfortable. Nowadays, special consideration is given by homemakers in the selection of furniture that is stylish at one end as well as functional at the other end.

Next to it, texture is another important consideration within a home. Beautiful texture adds glamour and color to the over all decor. Wall treatment is another recent trend in home decor. This is the latest trend in the market of interior designing. However, wall treatments really help to change the over all appearance of any room. You can simply change the entire look of a room with the help of wall treatments.

Use of leather in home decor is an old trend that goes back to many years. However, this trend also seems no end. Leather is still popular same as it was at the time of its creation. Furniture and many other accessories are extensively used to design with the help of leather.

In the last I want to highlight the importance of color in home decor. You can simply say that color is everything if we talk about home. Colors may range from soft and pastels to bright and bold. If we talk about current trend, we will see green, blues; pinks and aquas are the popular and evolving colors in home decor. Browns and grays are also preferred colors in furniture and textile within a home. These colors add nice feeling to your home.

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