Friday, April 3, 2015

Style Spotlight: 1980s

1980s

The 1980s saw all sorts of style variation. From pastels, to preppy; from country to geometric; the 80s had it goin' on!

One key design group form the 1980s was the Memphis Group. They came up with some crazy, pop-art influenced, geometric stuff.

Memphis-Milano_Design_Collection
from wikipedia.com

Memphis-Milano_Movement
from wikipedia.com

More common, however, was the traditional, homy atmosphere that still can be found in many homes today. Pastel colors and southwestern decor were popular.

1980s-Interior-Design-Styles1-500x386
from inhabitblog.com

listing living room 2
from city-data.com

203a8__Upscale-80s-Southwestern-bedroom
from curbed.com

6574055468dc6ab0fdffa2197da3a51f
from housebeautiful.com

This kitchen is super-reminiscent of the one from the movie Home Alone, and it only makes sense because the movie was released in 1990.

Home-Alone-movie-house-green-tile-counter-kitchen
from hookedonhouses.net

Style Spotlight: 1980s
Style Spotlight: 1980s by hp-design

The 1980s encompassed a wide range of styles, without an overarching theme. You could try using some of the bold, colorful geometric elements, like in the pillows shown above and that are prevalent in the Memphis Group. Or you could tone it back with some sweet pastels. Or maybe just grab some white paint and accent with some blue for that preppy vibe. There is no right or wrong, just bear in mind what works together and what doesn't, so you don't end up with this!

ugly-room-5
from loans-lifestyle.com

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