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ARE THERE ANY STRANGER THINGS THAN EIGHTIES INTERIOR TRENDS?

ARE THERE ANY STRANGER THINGS THAN EIGHTIES INTERIOR TRENDS?
If the latest series of hit TV show Stranger Things has you hankering after a love of the eighties then take a pause as there may be a few interior trends that have missed your radar.

An era of decadence, and one when Walker Group was expanding its portfolio of residential developments, it was certainly innovative in some respects but there were also a few clangers we’d rather remained brushed under the carpet!

It was during the eighties that the kitchen became more prominent in the home and it was the era to thank for the introduction of open plan living, with dining and family room combinations. Wooden kitchens and Formica worktops were also all the rage.

The height of fashion, bold florals and chintz patterns, along with white wrought iron beds, defined our bedroom interiors and high street retailer, Laura Ashley was on everyone’s wish list.

Colour also made a big statement with anything going from pastels to purples, and stripes provided added impact featuring on wallpapers, sofas and lampshades. And let’s not forget shagpile carpets and pine panelling.

It was also the time for tech to raise its head with over the top tv units and music players, clearly the bigger the better with a not-so-subtle nod to your status!

Whilst we like to think we’ve grown up and moved on since the 1980s, interestingly grey was the most popular colour and Jungle print wallpaper was a big feature, which goes to show that perhaps Mark Twain was right when he said there is no such thing as a new idea.