Everything old is new again. We see it on TV, we see it in fashion and we definitely see it in interior design. If you’re noticing some previously popular trends that are making a comeback, but you aren’t sure which to embrace and which should stay in the past, read on.
Here are six nostalgic home decor trends that are coming back, complete with tips on how you can incorporate them within your home today.
1. Rattan and Macramé
Originally made popular in the 1960s and 70s, rattan and macramé are back in again. Compatible with currently hot design styles such as modern coastal and bohemian, these light and natural materials bring both warmth and character to a room.
Macramé is full of amazing texture. We’re still seeing some of the old favorites from previous decades, like plant hangers and wall art. But, now, macramé is also showing up in fun places like side chairs and textured throws.
Rattan is also coming back in modern furniture designs, such as contemporary chairs and airy side tables. Introduce it in your home by swapping out your dining chairs for stylish, rattan replacements. Or, start on a smaller scale with a funky pendant light or classy serving tray.
2. Retro Kitchen Appliances
Kitchen appliances have always been subject to trends. From the avocado green and harvest gold hues of the 70s to the standard white and basic black of the 80s and 90s, the color of your appliances reveals the age of your kitchen. Now, we’re on the cusp a hot new trend in kitchen appliances: retro appliances that make a big statement.
This crop of gorgeous, new appliance styles may look old, but they’re actually shiny and new. They come in a selection of rich colors with stunning gold, brass or chrome hardware. If you’re not ready to invest in a new fridge or stove, you can still embrace this trend with smaller appliances. From toasters to blenders to mini ovens, there’s a stylish “new vintage” version of almost any appliance you might be longing for.
Wallpaper was everywhere in the 70s and 80s. But, after being shelved for a few decades, it’s made its way back as a staple of interior design. Wallpaper has come a long way; now, it features chic florals, funky geometrics and whimsical patterns. With modern innovations like textured and beaded paper, it’s even bringing walls into a new dimension.
To make the most of this hot trend, avoid papering all the walls. Instead, use wallpaper strategically to make a statement in a small area or to help define a specific section in an open space.
4. Patterned Tile
Patterned tile is experiencing a revival in the most beautiful of ways. From Moroccan to Provincial to bold geometrics, there’s a pattern to complement almost every design style.
If you want to make a bigger impression than just standard, white subway tile and are over the busy, bossy designs found in natural stone, why not give patterned tile a try? Whether you go big with a full-tile wall in the kitchen or make a smaller statement in a powder room or entryway, this hot trend will bring a fun and unexpected look to any room.
5. Beige Is No Longer Boring
After about a decade of gray dominating everything in home décor, it’s not surprising that people are starting to embrace warmer shades. Beige is turning up in a number of places when it comes to interiors. But, it’s not the dark, pink- and gold-tinted beiges of the 80s that we’re seeing now.
Today’s beige is soft and light, reminiscent of bleached wood and creamy lattes. Paired with a healthy dose of white or cream, these fresh, new hues of beige create a soft, warm base layer for the rest of your decor. Layer in muted shades of green, burgundy or gold to add color, and avoid the boring, beige-on-beige look.
6. Velvet Furniture
Once reserved for formal dining rooms and ornate sitting rooms, velvet has always been associated with luxury and opulence. Now, it’s making its return and, this time, it’s showing up everywhere! Today’s velvet is still plush and luxurious, but now, it’s also user-friendly, durable and available in almost any color imaginable.
Gorgeous, velvet sofas are at the forefront of this revitalization. But, don’t think that’s your only option. Velvet armchairs and ottomans are just as inviting as a sofa. Or, add a touch of luxury in the bedroom with an indulgent, velvet headboard or a sumptuous, velvet bench.
You can always count on the best trends to return. Thankfully, they usually come back with a fresh, new twist. Now that you know which new-again trends are truly on their way back in, you’re ready to test them out in your own home!