Which Decade Do You Think Was Worst For Interior Design?
Always do a bit of research into the latest interior design trends and ideas before splashing the cash on your next set of unique scenery wallpapers so you know exactly what you like and what you don’t. It’s also not a bad idea to take a look at some of the terrible home décor decisions that have been made over the years so you know exactly what you do want to avoid.
New research from Samsung has just revealed the decades that people think were the worst for design, with the 1970s coming out on top – interesting when you think back to the last few months where the 70s was providing us with all sorts of inspiration for our own contemporary interior design.
The Daily Mail reports that 38 per cent of people think the 70s were the worst decade for design, while 22 per cent said the same of the 80s. Furry toilet seat covers, avocado bathrooms, pink walls and flying duck wall art were all mentioned as terrible design choices of the past.
Commenting, Daniel Hopwood, president of the British Institute of Interior Design, said: “I have lived through the 70s, 80s and 90s and seen interior design trends come and go and it's fascinating how our tastes have evolved over time. Toilet rugs, rag rolled walls and TV cupboards should all be consigned to the dodgy décor history books.”
The key to good design is opting for a timeless look, making choices that won’t age particularly. Using natural materials is a good idea, as well as neutral colour palettes and adding excitement with accent pieces instead.