Design Through the Decades - Phoenix, Arizona - 1990s Home Décor

January 14th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Design Through the Decades - part 76

Home décor and interior design in Phoenix homes in the 1990s were mostly about color (or lack of color) and Southwest motifs.

Let’s start with Southwest décor since it defines the 1990s so well (or so bad).  Here’s a Southwest themed bedroom with brass headboard and brass lamps.
1990s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Kokopelli figures and dream catchers were very trendy in the 1990s in Phoenix.  Add a little Southwest pink paint too.
1990s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

More kokopellis.  A whitewash entertainment center with smoked glass doors was very popular in the 1990s.
1990s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

What would the 1990s be without howling coyotes and cow skulls?1990s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

This Phoenix homeowner went a little too far with the Southwest décor.1990s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Another example of Southwest decorations with another kokopelli.080330e.jpg

1990s was the age of sage.  Sage green, that is.
1990s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Pale green paint and flower pattern sofas were found in many Phoenix homes in the 1990s.
1990s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Marine blue, aquamarine, teal, and any other combination of blue-green or blue-gray were very 1990s.
1990s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

If you didn’t care for greens or blues, white seemed like the only other color choice in the 1990s.  Navajo white, especially.
1990s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

White on white was a common design in the 1990s.  White paint and whitewashed cabinets and white countertops.
1990s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Faux paint changed from splash & brush strokes & mixed colors in the 1980s to rag rolling and sponge painting to resemble stone, marble, or natural elements.
1990s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Faux paint to resemble an old stucco’d wall.
1990s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Shiny bedspreads became popular in the late 1990s.  Note the sage green accent wall.
1990s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

White on white décor in this 1990s bedroom.
1990s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Great rooms became such a popular design element in 1990s homes, but their size required large furniture.  Huge sectional couches helped fill the space.
1990s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Back to the Southwest décor in this bedroom.  Note the heavy wood armoire, which was found in nearly every Phoenix home in the 1990s.  These armoires would eventually become functionally obsolete by the mid 2000s as Phoenicians traded in their analog TV sets for flat screen TVs.  Nowadays, you can’t give these armoires away.
1990s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Coming Up:  What will interior design and home décor look like in the 2000s?

Tags: Design Through the Decades · 1990s · Home Décor · Bedspread

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Carrie // May 29, 2009 at 8:30 am

    As I am choosing “Coral” for a bedroom color at our lakehouse, I am remembering in the 60’s all the neighbors laughing while watching another neighbor painted her bedroom “tangerine”. We sang the song “Tangerine” everytime we saw her outside her house.

  • 2 Murphy // Jan 14, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Hahaha! So true about the armoires. I can’t give mine away either!

  • 3 Joeygoat // May 12, 2010 at 1:40 am

    Murphy, mail it to me. lol

  • 4 Greeney // Mar 20, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I love the white bedroom with the fern bedspread. I like the shiny bedroom right before that. There is a sage living room earlier on I like, and an even earlier living room with rounded sofas and the white unit with amber glass.

  • 5 Puking // Oct 16, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    This blog is like a bad car accident, it hurts to look, but you just can’t turn away, the sad thing is that it always makes me depressed afterwards and wishing I could unsee it.

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