Design Through the Decades – part 75
Part 2 of 2: What was home décor and interior design like in Phoenix in the late 1980s? The pastels and creamy colors took over, such as mauve, rose, salmon, peach, and seafoam green. Brass accents appeared. Flexstone texture was added to furniture and decorations. Paint splash wallpaper and parquet flooring. 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 late 1980s in Phoenix homes, starting with a 1987 Phoenix home. Pinks and greens. Berber carpet. Pouf window valances.
Hunter green was extremely popular in the 1980s as seen at this 1987 Phoenix home.
Mirrors with a geometric design, brass & glass table, and pillows with heavy fringe were very 1980s. This is a 1986 Scottsdale, Arizona home.
Floral pattern couches and chairs were big in size and popularity in the late 1980s. From a 1988 Phoenix home.
Floral wallpaper and parquet flooring.
Bright blues and turquoise combined with other bright colors made an impact in the late 1980s, especially as a Southwest motif. This is a 1988 Glendale, Arizona home.
The Southwest theme was used in many Phoenix area homes in the 1980s. The couches, lamps, paintings, drapes, rugs, & decorations were all connected. This is a 1989 Peoria, Arizona home.
Dried flowers were all the rage in the late 1980s. They work well with the Southwest décor, right?
This 1989 Tempe, Arizona home shows off the pale green drapes, the knobby wood dining set, and the wood laminate inlay table.
One final photo of typical 1980s home décor and interior design in Phoenix homes.