May 13, 2021

Alexandra Beer House

The Real Estate Experts

Interior Design: Turning the Tables of Designing Homes

Matching your decorations is one thing; interior design is another. Before, interior design is a stiff expression for a certain consciousness and a good discernment in designing a space. More and more people realize its importance and the importance of having specialists take care of specific spaces and making them as comfortable and as pleasant as possible for everyone’s use. 

Looking back, here’s how homes got designed throughout the past five decades.

Retro ’50s

Thought of incorporating a retro look into your home? The ‘50s is the perfect era to get some inspiration. Pastel colors were in too! These include mint green, soft pink, baby blue, turquoise, and butter yellow. For accentuating, stylers used decorations, bright colors like red. The ‘50’s offered various options for home furniture styles. The most popular ones included were Scandinavian, laminated plywood, and upholstery. An extra layer of depth and interest gives rooms nostalgic touches.

Sophisticated ‘60s

The design of homes in the ‘60s breathes of sophistication and elegance. During the day, walking into living rooms was like walking into a magnificently furnished pavilion placed on valuable stones, showing a firm sheltered space under a wide ceiling and with open views to its surrounding landscape. The turntable was playing the fab tunes of the day, and the wall areas throughout the house showed plastic laminate. Kitchens also have base cabinets and counters. Tester beds also come in handy as it acquires contemporary freshness as it could have wallpaper valance instead of fabric. 

Now, you can get your vinyl from an online record store instead of walking into town, and much of the decore will be good DIY projects, but it is still possible to have your home rocking the sixties’ vibe if you desire. 

Eccentric ‘70s

Bright, loud, and eccentric colors are in during the ‘70s. Another general trend has a boho-themed interior design that also matches other colors better than different interior designs. Saturated colors like burnt orange, green, pink, red, and other interchangeable colors are incorporated to get the perfect ‘70s look. Pastels, white, and plants or greenery are best for accentuating the room. The boho look also requires many textures, and to get the vibe right, adding natural textures like rattan, jute, crochet, cotton, linen, leather, and faux fur to the scheme are needed. Decorating with novelties or ornaments collected adds authenticity to the look as well. This theme is perfect for manifesting one’s personality.

Check out the ‘80s

Checkerboard motifs, consoles, curvy sofas, and windowpane prints all belong to the ‘80s. Bold, loud, and even over-the-top describes the ‘80s when one thinks of it. Decorating during this time is fun and easy. One starts from an all-white decor, then gradually adds funky, popping, and bright colors. As the rule of thumb goes, three main shades are chosen and used throughout the designing process. If painting is too much work, large wall hangings or geometric wall arts also fit this decade’s decor nicely. An advantage of this is you could easily and quickly change it according to one’s preference.

If one considers making an ‘80s-themed home, Lucite would soon be offering various ‘80s interior designing materials. The secret in making a modernized ‘80s home is experimenting with upholstered items, wood, and metals. Clear furniture like coffee tables and dining chairs are also prominent, along with other fundamental furnishings.

Fun and nostalgic, the ‘80s bring comfort into a home.

Poppin’ ‘90s

Pop music is at its peak during the ‘90s as different artists brought and introduced it to the public. Home decor and interior design in this decade was also a bang. Chintz and frills are on every wall everywhere. Everything was Tuscan-styled. Inflatable furniture became a trend that also became a staple look in every teenager’s bedroom. Incorporate light-toned woods into spaces to get that ‘90s vibe. This material is also recommended and perfect for open-floor and airy houses.

Hunter green, which also makes a poppin’ name, made the ‘90s fabulous. Boho-styled doorway curtains are better when green to add an effect. These demure dividers are of great advantage, especially when having an open-floor planned home. It also provides separation, which is excellent after joining the living room, dining room, and kitchen in one ample space.

Making a home out of a house is not that easy. One thing that could significantly help in planning the house’s interior design. Incorporating one’s personality into the decorations and plans, no matter the inspiration, and considering space, purpose, arrangement, and accents would create a homey feeling. As long as the house remains a safe place for the ones living in it, the size of the house does not matter, so make room, pop some bottles, turn on the turntable, dance, sing, celebrate what you have. Having something to call home is already a start and a blessing.