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15 Decorating Trends That Designers Say Are Making a Comeback

These blasts from the past are reappearing in both high design and low-budget decor. Check out the these trends designers are saying are making a comeback.

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Photo: Kerra Michele Interiors. From: Kerra Michele Huerta.

'80s Style

The '80s are coming back, but in a more modern way, says designer Kerra Michele of Kerra Michele Interiors. The palette uses both pastels and neon, which mix in her studio space. Other elements of the resurgence of '80s style are punchy graphic prints and overscaled furniture, although the lines are thinner than the ultra-puffy pieces of the past. "The '80s are back, but it’s 2.0, and I’m welcoming it," she says. "It’s playful without being tacky."

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Photo: Erin Williamson. From: Sarah Stacey Interior Design.

Rounded Furniture

The clean lines of minimalism and mid-century modern design are shifting, says Sarah Stacey of Sarah Stacey Interior Design. There's more interest in furniture with curved edges and rounded lines, also reminiscent of the '80s, as people embrace maximalism, she adds.

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Photo: Trina Roberts. From: Molly Wood and Molly Wood.

Peacock Chairs

"I think peacock chairs are back in favor because of the nostalgic vibe they create," says Molly Wood of Molly Wood Garden Design. "A lot of people at a certain age remember the 'age of the original peacock chair' with fondness. Now, the youngsters are romanticizing 'groovier times.'"

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Photo: Alise O'Brien Photography

Bleached Furniture

For the master bedroom, the client wanted something that would stand apart from the white shiplap walls but would still blend cohesively within the space. With this handmade canopy bed made of bleached Western maple headboard and footboard, Amy Studebaker of Amy Studebaker Design added contrast while keeping the space cheery and bright. "Bleached furniture is becoming a major recent design trend, because it provides a light texture and color to the space without it being distracting or overbearing," she explains.

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