Home Décor Trends – 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s

Written by: Hannah Davis

altHome décor trends through the years have evolved from era to era. Even present time home décor still finds inspiration from past home décor trends. Just like fashion, home décor trends come and go, and even remerge. So let’s have some fun and see what home décor trends from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s you remember or that you’re current design style relates to. Let’s find out what past décor trends you miss and which décor trends you are glad that they are gone. Now let’s travel back in time and take a look at past home décor trends.



50’s Home Décor


  • Pink
  • Turquoise
  • Mint green
  • Pale yellow
  • Blue
  • Black
  • White
  • Red

Fabrics & Patterns

  • Bark cloth
  • Fruit
  • Flowers
  • Polk-a-dot
  • Checks
  • Stripes
  • Stars

Furniture & Materials

  • Vinyl and chrome chairs
  • Chrome and Formica tables
  • Boomerang-shaped coffee tables
  • Laminated plywood furniture

Bathrooms & Materials

  • Colored ceramic fixtures
  • Colored ceramic tiles
  • Pink was very popular, along with other pastels

Flooring & Materials

  • Linoleum
  • Hardwoodalt
  • Red-and-White checkered patterns
  • Black-and-White checkered patterns

Décor Accessories & Materials

  • Colorful Melamine and Melmac dishware and bowls
  • Tupperware storage containers



60’s Home Décor


  • Green
  • Gold
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Fuchsia Pink
  • Tangerine Orange
  • Black
  • White

Fabrics & Patterns

  • Tie-dye
  • Paisley
  • Floral
  • Ethnic prints
  • Indian saris

Furniture & Materials

  • Pod-Shaped chairs
  • Metal, Glass, Wood, and PVC                                                                                                                        
  • Molded plastic
  • Open shelving
  • TV trays

Flooring & Materials

  • Shag rugs
  • Textured rugs
  • Rugs made in India and Morocco
  • Vinylalt

Décor Accessories & Materials

  • Mushrooms
  • Roosters
  • Daisies
  • Siamese cats
  • Owls
  • Copper and other metals décor pieces
  • Pop art
  • Lava lamps and fiber optic lamps
  • Hanging beads and leather fringe



70’s Home Décor


  • Bright green
  • Turquoise
  • Sunshine yellow
  • Orange
  • Brown
  • White

Fabrics & Patterns

  • Flowers
  • Paisley
  • Chenille
  • Mushrooms
  • Geometrics patterns

Furniture & Materials

  • Lucite, Glass, Vinyl, Leather, Metal, Chrome, and Plastic
  • Beanbag chairs
  • Faux-fur upholstery
  • Wicker furniture
  • Rattan peacock chairs
  • Built-in desk and beds
  • Floor pillows
  • Plastic, Metal, and Vinyl organically shaped high-back chairs on wheels, kitchen dinette sets

Flooring & Materials

  • Fluffy shag
  • Llama area rugs
  • Linoleumalt
  • Wood flooring
  • Ceramic tile in the bathrooms
  • Bright yellow linoleum floors
  • Hot pink or neon green wall-to-wall carpeting

Décor Accessories & Materials

  • Lava lamps
  • White globe lamps
  • Wood paneling on the walls of family rooms and rec rooms
  • Bold foiled wallpaper in the kitchens and bathrooms



Now that we have traveled back in time and reminded ourselves of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s past home décor trends, which home décor trend do you wish would make a comeback?

Which past home décor trend do you hope never makes a comeback?

Which past home décor trend era is your favorite? The 50’s? The 60’s? What about the 70’s?

Keep your eye out for my next blog article break down of past home décor trends, as we travel back to the 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s.

Check out our article "Quiz: Which Design Style Fits?" HERE.

Or read our article "10 Tips to Make Your Kitchen More Inviting" HERE.

Look for blog articles on current decorating ideas and trends, click HERE.


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