Today we celebrate ’80s interior design with the help of Sheffield School, which offers distance education programs in interior design and design-related fields. It turns out the school’s first year of business was 1985, and their website includes a fabulous, image-filled article on the Larger Than Life 80s! Sheffield Dean and interior designer Thomas Saxon looks back at our favorite decade, noting trends like an emphasis on the exotic and the eclectic, as shown in the living room above.
Below we see an ’80s glam bedroom, complete with a gilded armoire and Lucite four-poster bed. Other notable highlights: shiny burgundy bedding and an elegant potted palm. Very Dynasty, yet very timeless.
We end with a bright living room that features seating for an army. Say what you will about sectional sofas, but they sure do accommodate a crowd! In fact, they’ve made a comeback in recent years. Want to make a sectional sofa fabulous? Don’t forget the pillows! The seating below boasts a popular ’80s color scheme: gray, black and white. A wide lamp, pedestal side table, and brass coffee table sculpture are other accents. Not to mention, another potted palm!
Check out the rest of the article here. You won’t want to miss this, folks–Sheffield Dean Thomas Saxon goes on to discuss other popular ’80s trends, such as African motifs and faux suede. He also reflects on ’80s decor that has made an interior design comeback, such as metallic wallpaper, mirrored surfaces and geometric prints. Enjoy, and Happy Wednesday!