Design Through the Decades - Phoenix, Arizona - 1980s Home Décor - Part 1

January 12th, 2009 · 6 Comments

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.
1980s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Aqua, aquamarine, teal, or any variation of blue-green were seen on and in many 1980s Phoenix homes.
1980s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

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.
1980s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Combining hunter green color with wood furniture was a common interior design motif in the 1980s as seen at this 1984 Glendale, Arizona home.
1980s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

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.
1980s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Mirrors were big in the 1980s, especially with patterns.  Hanging macramé planters added some flair to this 1980s living room with plush Saxony carpeting.
1980s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

More mirrors!
1980s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

There’s that teal/aquamarine/green-blue color again.
1980s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

1980s dining room with glass chandelier, mirrors, and black furniture offset by pink drapes, vase, & rug.
1980s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

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.
1980s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Tags: Design Through the Decades · 1980s · Home Décor

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Fabien // May 4, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    This black/pink dining room is really well put together and so extreme in its “eightiesness” that it’s actually cool. It’d take it and not change a thing.

  • 2 Stacy Todd // Oct 10, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks for submitting these. It really brings me back.

  • 3 Steveachum // Jun 25, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Oh the U-G-L-Y 80s waiting to be gutted

  • 4 Steveachum // Jun 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Oh the Ugly 80s waiting to be gutted

  • 5 Greeney // Jul 24, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    The pink and black room and the last photo of a bathroom are nice. I like the serene, delicate pastels of the 80s. I liked the 80s. My life was horrendous in the 60s and 70s but the 80s were a very happy time for me. The feminine pastels were a refreshing change from the putrid colors of the 70s like gold, orange and avocado.

  • 6 Kip // Apr 3, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    “Plush saxony carpeting”! Lol. I love it!

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