What goes around comes around, and everything old is new again! Nostalgia for the 80s and 90s is on trend this year. From kitchen design ideas and beyond, let’s give a nod to our favorite decades with these totally awesome decorating throwbacks for 2017.
The Popular Kitchen
While oak cabinets and raised panel cabinet doors are popular in 2017, these traditional looks are firmly rooted in the past. The Harvest Oak collection from The RTA Store has a raised square style with a beautiful golden finish. The solid oak, full overlay doors have a timeless appeal. Well-crafted and affordable, these warm and inviting oak cabinets are reminiscent of the kitchen you grew up in, and will still look right at home in your kitchen today.
Packed With Pattern
Whether you are decorating your living room or bedroom, the 80s and 90s retro look requires a plethora of bold and colorful patterns. Think color-blocked throw pillows, fun plaid blankets, and striped curtains or drapes. Large-scale floral prints were also trendy both then and now. If you want to chill 80s and 90s style, consider reupholstering a comfortable chair in a cool vintage-inspired fabric like 80s chintz or 90s velvet.
Fresh Furniture Finds
In the 80s, canopy beds were all the rage. In the 90s, oversized sofas were in. Search flea markets for unique vintage pieces that will make a fun statement in your home, such as glossy, knotty pine dressers, shabby chic coffee tables with a country flair, or funky Formica modular bedside tables.
A Rad Bath
The focal point of 80s and 90s bathrooms was the tub — the bigger the better! Add in a few Jacuzzi jets, and your bath will be the bomb. Layer on the luxury with a few choice area rugs, and apothecary jars atop your bathroom vanity for odds and ends. Now if your bathroom is grody to the max, maybe it’s time for a new bathroom vanity?
Throwback Color Theory
The 80s were defined by flashy neon fashion, but at home, preppy pastels ruled. Mint green, bubblegum pink, colonial blue, and mauve were the colors of choice. The Golden Girls Florida home captured the quintessential 80s look. As the 90s rolled around, saturated jewel tones were popping up on walls everywhere, such as emerald green, ruby red, sapphire blue, sunny yellow, and the amethyst purple made famous by Monica’s New York apartment on Friends. Incorporate these colors for a fun retro vibe.
Here is some trivia for you…. Did you know the open concept kitchen, the most popular of all kitchen design ideas, was invented in the 1980s? Give your home a blast from the past, and have fun decorating this year!
At The RTA Store we help make your dream kitchen or bath a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) and Pre-Assembled bathroom vanities, kitchen cabinets, and accessories with the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call and let us make your kitchen dreams come true with the help of our free kitchen design tool