Design Through the Decades - Phoenix, Arizona - 1960s Home Décor - Part 1

January 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Design Through the Decades - part 69

Interior design and home décor in the 1960s in Phoenix homes did not change too much from the 1950s until the last half of the 1960s.  In Part 1 of 1960s home décor, we’ll look at Phoenix homes from 1960-1964.

Marble top tables, ornate lamp bases with large lampshades, muted green heavy drapes with valance, sculpted carpet, and chairs not large sofas defined the 1960s.
1960s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Similar design theme in this 1960 Phoenix home.
1960s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Hanging lights were popular in the 1960s as were tiered tables.  This is another 1960 Phoenix home.
1960s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Here’s a 1960 home from Scottsdale, Arizona with 1960s furniture. The carpeting, however, is actually from the early 2000s, believe it or not.
1960s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Sculpted carpeting in the 1960s usually had thick underpads which gave a soft cushion to your feet.  Stereo equipment became furniture by concealing the equipment into a cabinet.  Tree trunks with fake leaves were popular design accents in the 1960s.  This is a 1961 Phoenix home.
1960s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Heavier patterned sofas and couches gained favor with Phoenicians in the 1960s as seen at this 1962 home.
1960s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

This is a 1964 home in Sun City, Arizona.  Couches with bottom ruffles were common.  God’s eye artwork could be found on many walls in Phoenix homes.
1960s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 bracha // Sep 18, 2009 at 7:59 am

    ha ha they did not have any decorating style a lot of the time there was just stuff everywhere and not in a type of style and then some of them look like houses nowadays

  • 2 butch adkins // Dec 11, 2010 at 6:02 am

    thanks for the pictures,
    they’re great!
    The floral couch, the orange couch, and dining room set with the tall backs must have been stolen from my parents home. The other house looked like my childhood friend’s home. Amazing…You know at the time it looked cool.
    I really can’t be too snooty about the evolution of fashion trends…at the time it was what everyone was buying$$$

  • 3 Mindy // Nov 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I was born in Phoenix in 1964 and I remember sooo much of this time and style! I love the godseyes and sleek lines in the furniture. I also remember teak furniture and lots of gold and green color themes! Good Times!!! I would love to have an authentic ranch style home all decorated in the 60’s design!

  • 4 Greeney // Mar 20, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I love the stereo console! It looks like the one in our house when I was growing up. It came with a reel to reel tape recorder. I wish I could find a r to r tape recorder to play my tapes on. They were superior to cassettes, and you could repair tears easily.

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