Design Through the Decades – part 74
Part 1 of 2: What was home décor and interior design like in Phoenix in the 1980s? It had a wide variety of colors, designs, patterns, and textures. Framed Nagel drawings on the wall. Red, white, & black colors used together. Because 1980s home décor is so distinctive, many homeowners today are remodeling their homes for a fresher look. Here’s a great web article titled “How To De-80s Your House.”
Let’s take a closer look at the early 1980s in Phoenix homes. Geometric patterns, shapes, & angles in home design were, like, very 1980s, for sure. Totally rad designs with olives, oranges, & yellows like this.
Aqua, aquamarine, teal, or any variation of blue-green were seen on and in many 1980s Phoenix homes.
Parquet wood flooring, wood tables, patterned sofas/couches, and gauzy or burlap-type drapes on dark wood dowels defined the 1980s. Here is a 1981 Phoenix home.
Combining hunter green color with wood furniture was a common interior design motif in the 1980s as seen at this 1984 Glendale, Arizona home.
Darker pastel colors just as rose, mauve, and seafoam green were used in window treatments and furniture. Again, dark wood furniture was common. This is a 1984 Peoria, Arizona home.
Mirrors were big in the 1980s, especially with patterns. Hanging macramé planters added some flair to this 1980s living room with plush Saxony carpeting.
There’s that teal/aquamarine/green-blue color again.
1980s dining room with glass chandelier, mirrors, and black furniture offset by pink drapes, vase, & rug.
Wallpaper with tiny flowers was totally in style in the 1980s. This is a home outside of Arizona, but you get the idea. Hollywood-style make-up lighting and blue-green towels.