Shoulder pads; teased hair; spandex—the ’80s tend to get a bad rap, stylistically speaking. But, as Instagram begins to feel like a blur of whitewashed interior after whitewashed interior (seriously, another light-filled room with ash details?) pulled from some kind of Kinfolk fever dream, one account is offering up the perfect antidote, in the form of color, pattern, and general pizzaz. @the_80s_interior is the fantastical ode to shamelessly flashy ’80s decor we all need in our lives.
The account trades in photos of, well, what you’d expect, rooms from the 1980s, pulled from books and magazines. There are tented powder rooms, sunrooms swathed in a kaleidoscopic array of patterns, and spaces tiled in every color under the sun—including mirror. The photos are often presented alongside captions from their eras, which contain such delightful nuggets as this: “Her distinctive textile designs take especially well to gathering and ruching and can make an exotic boudoir out of an ordinary room when hung lavishly instead of wallpaper” (on a particularly lavishly layered space by designer Zandra Rhodes) To that, I say: BRING ON THE RUCHING!
What fool would want a subdued gray bedroom when you could fall asleep surrounded by stripes of cotton candy hues on every visible surface? Or catch your zzzs surrounded by Matisse-inspired cutouts? Any maximalist worth her layers will surely swoon at a sunny living room filled with no fewer than eight floral patterns and unironically identified as “style with simplicity.”
Read more: https://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/a28223760/the80sinterior-instagram-account/