Guide to Forgotten Interior Design Styles that are Making a Comeback
The world of design is a living organism. A substance that is always changing, shape-shifting, regenerating and bringing something new. One day something is in, and the very next day, it’s out. There’s a lot of recycling going on, and fresh twists on old and known are very common. It’s hard to keep up. That’s why we prepared this guide to forgotten interior design styles that are making a comeback.
The great comeback of art deco
We’re relieved to report that the art deco style, which had been mostly ignored in recent years, is making a strong return. During the 1920s, art deco was in the spotlight as a reaction against the lavishness of Victorian interior design. Art deco is a must-have style for every home because of its:
- Bold geometric designs
- High-end materials
- Sharp angles
Its style is instantly recognizable, making it a fantastic option for anybody looking to inject some glitz and refinement into their personal space. Art deco has always been one of our favorites among the many interior design movements we expect to see flourish in 2023. What a relief it is to report that the forecast came true much before we expected it to!
The 1970s – one of the forgotten interior design styles that are making a comeback
It is arguably in the area of color scheme choice that interior design trends are most noticeable. Although neutrals will always be popular, certain more daring color schemes are making a resurgence in the world of interior design. Some of the most well-known colors of that decade are included here.
Several 1970s interior design styles are still very much in vogue today. Included in this category are pieces characterized by a strong sense of individuality and individual styles, such as those made of wicker, macramé, psychedelic patterns, or bulky accessories.
The more (vivid), the merrier
When it comes to hues, the more vivid, the better. Colors like avocado green, sunny yellow, orange, and red are all fantastic alternatives. In many cases, color schemes will use a mishmash of unrelated hues (but they actually do). It’s also possible to inject plenty of character with the use of bold color contrasts and patterned mixing.
Of course, the strong personality of the 70s can be adjusted to your taste. Go with neutral colors and add just one pop of color if you don’t think such daring hues work in your house. That option will add vivacity and energy to your areas without being too intrusive or unpleasant.
Retro 1980s furnishings
Since we’re already in a time machine, you may look at 1980s-style furniture. In the 1980s, it was common for furniture to include unusual forms, geometrical lines, a variety of materials, vivid colors, and even plastic. Due to their unique charm, these retro and even quirky items are making a comeback.
Authentic 1980s furniture will be the perfect choice if you want a statement piece in an otherwise understated room. If you don’t know how to add some tasteful texture to your design, having pieces inspired by the 80s can be a safe choice and a smashing success.
No more minimalism – maximalism is coming back
A luxurious and extravagant approach to interior design, as the name indicates, maximalism is the polar opposite of minimalism. Recently, though, there have been signs of a return to maximalist aesthetics.
Maximalism allows you to show off your passions and collections, whether art or hobbies. It truly gives you the freedom to express all your personality traits through interior design. It’s also quite hospitable, and it makes a lot of other options possible. All the richness maximalism guarantees will appeal to anybody who likes various styles in their house.
Pay attention to cleaning and maintenance
A maximalist house might be a little difficult to clean and maintain, so keep that in mind. When carrying out the plan, it is recommended that you consult with an interior designer. Issues with clutter are likely to arise if you don’t take this step. That’s why experts at State to State Move suggest renting a storage facility for all the stuff that couldn’t find a place in your maximalist interior.
Walls and separate rooms
For quite some time, open floor plans have been all the rage in today’s metropolitan areas. However, private rooms are making a return after being banned during the Covid-19 epidemic and related lockdowns.
By using open floor plans, you may create distinct yet complementary areas without sacrificing the apartment’s airy ambiance. These layouts aren’t always ideal for those who spend a lot of time at home due to work or family obligations. This is particularly the case when members of the same family have vastly diverse interests in terms of how they spend their time or when many generations must share a single living area.
Bye, bye open floor plans!
Since open areas became the norm, 15 years have passed. At this moment, they leave the stage to return to their respective rooms. It’s much simpler to establish individuality and solitude in a setting where everyone has their own rooms. The warmth and safety they provide are something many people have been craving. Having more walls also means having more space to express your creativity. You can even play with unique door styles and bring some character to your rooms. This does not mean that this layout is going to disappear completely but there are options for those who enjoy more solitude or defined boundaries.
Recycling old styles with a modern twist is a phenomenal way to honor the past while creating the future. Nostalgia is a valuable part of a creative process, especially valuable in designing homes, our little personal factories of memories. So, don’t be afraid to try out some of these forgotten interior design styles that are making a comeback. It’s nice to freshen up your whole concept and take a little walk through a time capsule. Let your creativity fly in the limbo of styles, and wonder what else will be new soon.
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