We have heard a lot about being a 90s kid. Clinton was still in the Oval, Cartoon Network was the best channel around, and the only kind of crocus people knew about was the ones Steve Irwin caught. It was a lovely time to grow up for the kids, a crazy time for fashion and a quirky time for interior decor. We are thankful that most of the fashion trends are now lost forever and more grateful that there was no Facebook or Instagram to record our outrageous perms and overall trends permanently. However, we are thankful some of the drifts still survived.
Painting on the walls
Call it the Bob Ross influence or the effect of unleashed creativity. We loved hand-painted walls. It could be something as simple as motifs in neon shades or a recreation of the sunset by the lake by one talented member of the family. We all loved it, and we are glad it is making a massive comeback. If you lack the time or the talent, do not shy away from contacting the top interior designers in Singapore.
Mirrors, mirrors on the wall
The 90s was a time for beauty and vanity. There was no house did not have an impressive collection of mirrors. From antique to minimalist, there was every design sprawled across the house so you could check out your new bell bottoms and crop top from every angle. Right now, eclectic mirrors are hot. People love placing one right across the front door. Putting a couple of full-sized mirrors against the bedroom wall adds more depth to the room.
Pretty lights shine bright
Princess Diaries and other teen shows made fairy lights ubiquitous to every teenager’s room. Now, these lights have transitioned from kids’ rooms to living rooms, bedrooms, porches and everywhere you can think of. Thanks to fairy lights we no longer have to wait for Christmas to feel all warm and fuzzy. Lights and mirrors are a great combination in the bedroom. With the flick of a switch, you can turn the magic on. No more excuses for snuggling up in bed with your favorite bed and a hot mug of cocoa.
Not all homeowners have the pleasure of hand painting the walls in their new home. They are now settling for decorative wallpapers. That is another trend from the 90s that is going strong even today. Match those floors, match the accent furniture and pick a pattern that goes well with the natural light flowing in through those windows. Floral designs, abstracts, and ethnic patterns are leading the way right now. Stick to a blue and white color palette. Design experts say that it will outlive the back-to-neon fashion any day.
A house is more than an investment. It is a part of your life that needs to look and feel like you. It has to be comfortable for your family, and at the same time, it has to hold the attention of your guests. These 90s throwback designs are instrumental in meeting all the objectives Gen X, and millennial homeowners have.
August 16, 2018