Trend alert: 80’s vibes ROCK!
80’s trends are back! Yep, you read that right. For the interior design trends 2019 and beyond you can expect to see nods to the 80s! This doesn’t necessarily mean that your least-favorite-living-room-era will be coming back to haunt you, it just means you may see some of the following characteristics popping back into the design world this year:
- Geometric shapes
- Primary colors and pastels
- Memphis design inspired; pop art, modernism, art deco elements, asymmetry
- Terrazzo tile
If you’re looking to embrace the fun-loving, pop culture of this time period, there are plenty of ways to subtly incorporate the decade into your current interior aesthetic. And you’re probably already wearing bell bottomed jeans and loose flowing blouses, so why not catch up in your home!
So dress up in some neon leg warmers, put on an old Prince vinyl, and begin decorating your home with these reimagined trends of the 80s.
So what are the latest interior design color trends? The soft color palette of pastels was a staple of the 1980s. Interior decorators were basing entire design plans around these pale hues. And while pastels are popular interior design trends and are certainly making a comeback, they aren’t quite as overpowering as before. There are a few ways to embrace this trend. If you’re interested in making more of a statement, consider painting a pastel accent wall in your home. However, you’ll want to find a more subtle, slightly earthy tone, and pair it with off-white surrounding walls to avoid an easter egg-like quality. Another option is to look for pastel throw pillows or rugs, if you want to incorporate a slight nod to the 80’s without completely changing your current style.
If you’re interested in truly embracing this decade, then Memphis style is the way to go. Originating in Milan, Italy (not Tennessee), this approach to interior decor embraces bold colors and geometric designs. At JAC we think incorporating all things Memphis style is (and was) a bit overwhelming. The quirky style will transform your home into an art deco painting or cx a Roy Lichtenstein cartoon, depending on how much you use it! However, you can easily incorporate pieces of this movement into your contemporary space to good effect. Look for postmodern furniture with sharp lines, abstract shapes, and a bold pop of color. Remember, with this flashy design, less is more. To subtly integrate Memphis Style into your current aesthetic, opt for a single centerpiece of furniture. This will add a touch of flare, without completely overpowering the room. Plus, it’s an excellent conversation starter.
A prominent interior design trend in the ’80s, terrazzo is a playful mosaic composite material speckled with chips of granite, glass, quartz or marble. Terrazzo became a popular trend thanks to the rise of the brash Memphis decor movement and was widely used for flooring, lamps and tables. The confetti-like abstract design is making a major resurgence this spring, and you’re likely to find it on everything from tables and planters to coasters and vases to bathroom accessories and beyond. This retro motif is bold, quirky and fun — and an especially great way to spruce up any space this year.