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Design Ideas for the '90s Baby

Feeling nostalgic? Relive the '90s with these interior design favorites that set the stage for the many of the looks we love today.

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Photo: Tomas Espinoza

'90s Design Ideas

From the graphic colors and patterns to the neutral Japanese-inspired spaces that defined the latter part of the decade, '90s home decor was oh-so-innovative and unknowingly paved the way for many of the looks we love today. If you're feeling a little nostalgic, check out these modern takes on our favorite design trends from (gulp) more than 20 years ago.

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Photo: Ryan Garvin. From: sKout.


Was this cheery bathroom intended for Barbie? She'd be right at home with the bubble-gum pink shag rug, polka dot shower curtain and elegant brass accents.

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Photo: Nick Sorenson. From: THELIFESTYLEDCO.


Vintage band posters line the walls, and the boombox-covered wallpaper brings in a nostalgic flare.

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Photo: Kate Maloney Albiani. From: Kate Maloney Interior Design.

Geometric Accents

A late '80s carryover trend, edgy geometric-print wallpaper, rugs, bedding and more were dominant in the early part of the decade. This trend has held its own over the years and can still be found in bold accent pieces, like this fun Aztec-inspired throw pillow and orange geometric bookshelf.

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