• Jen Bedard

From Past to Present; How Home Design Has Changed Through the Years and How it’s Coming Back.

Updated: Dec 6, 2019


We have all seen design trends come and go through the years; the wallpaper your grandparents used to have in their living room would not even be spoken about in this day and age. And the lime green bathroom set that now looks very out of place was once upon a time the most fashionable set available! That is the beauty of home design; trends come and go, fashions come and go, and our tastes change as the eras go by.

However, that is not to say we cannot find inspiration from the days gone by. In each decade or generation there are still home design trends that are fashionable right up to this day; and being able to hunt those trends down and utilize them in your home is a trick well worth doing.

In this article, we are going to take a brief look back in time throughout the past few major decades, look at the trends and fashions back then, and see if we can bring anything back with us!

The 1970’s

The 1970’s were a glorious time for interior and home design. Following on from the Hippy movement, interior design was inspired by the outside world, and many of the interior design trends of this decade include indoor gardens, and other garden features within the home. And you know those shaggy carpets you see nowadays? These originate from the 1970’s; however, the choice on colors are perhaps more toned down than they were back then!

One other popular trend happening right now is the use of geometric designs, in particular with plant pots and accessories; these too were first seen in the 1970’s and were as ever popular back then as they are now.

The 1980’s