In the ever-evolving world of home décor, styles come and go, but some relics of the past seem to hang around, proving that nostalgia is a powerful force.
If you’re a boomer, you might find these décor items all too familiar. If not, it’s time to play detective and see if any of these blasts from the past are hiding in plain sight in your home.
11. Avocado Green Appliances
Ah, the unmistakable shade of avocado green that once graced kitchen appliances. If your fridge or oven has a retro green hue, you’ve got a true relic on your hands.
10. Conversation Pit
The conversation pit was a distinctive feature of boomer living rooms. Sunken seating areas offered a cozy and communal space for gatherings. While less common now, spotting a well-preserved conversation pit is like discovering a design time capsule.
9. Shag Carpeting
Shag carpeting was all the rage in the ’70s, providing a cozy, textured vibe. If your home features wall-to-wall shag or a shaggy rug, you’re stepping back in time.
8. Wood Paneling
Wood paneling was a staple of ’70s and ’80s décor. If your walls boast that classic, grainy look, you’re channeling a bit of nostalgia.
7. Popcorn Ceilings
Popcorn ceilings, with their textured appearance, were once trendy for hiding imperfections. If your ceiling resembles a popcorn bucket, it’s a décor relic.
Waterbeds were the epitome of ’70s and ’80s coolness. If you’re still catching z’s on a waterbed, you’re truly embracing a blast from the past.
5. Macramé Wall Hangings
Macramé wall hangings were all about adding a touch of boho chic to homes in the ’70s. If you’ve got one gracing your walls, it’s a vintage gem.
4. Lava Lamps
The mesmerizing, liquid dance of a lava lamp was a psychedelic sensation in the ’60s and ’70s. If you have one casting its groovy glow, you’re keeping the era alive.
3. Bean Bag Chairs
Bean bag chairs were the epitome of casual seating in the ’60s and ’70s. If you’re sinking into one right now, you’re lounging in style, boomer style.
2. Rotary Phones
Rotary phones, with their satisfying dialing action, were a household staple before the age of smartphones. If you still have one on display, you’re a true throwback.
1. Brass Fixtures
Brass fixtures and accents were all the rage in the ’80s. If your home boasts brass faucets, handles, light fixtures, or even brass faucet, you’re keeping that era’s glamour alive.
In conclusion, home décor relics from past decades have a unique charm that never truly goes out of style. Whether you’re proudly displaying these items or considering an update, they serve as a fun reminder of bygone eras. So, did you spot any of these boomer relics in your home? Embrace the nostalgia or consider giving your space a modern twist—it’s your choice!
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.