90's Decor Ideas Thar Are a Complete No-No for the Modern Home


It is in such instances that history serves us lessons on what is permissible for us and what is not. Since the home is where we spend most of our time, it is important to ensure that is a safe haven by investing in great decor to enhance its beauty and make it comfortable for us to stay in.

However, much expertise must be employed to ensure that you get nothing but the best. To help you make better, informed choices than your folks, we will look at some familiar mainstream trends that you saw growing up in the 90's that should never cross your mind in this day and age.

Plastic covers for the furniture

Covering furniture with plastic did not exactly express hospitality to guests. The purpose was to prevent dirt or food from coming into contact with expensive upholstery. However, it gave visitors the idea that you were a clean freak and that they were clumsy and not mannered enough. The vinyl material had a tendency to adhere to your skin, especially on hot days making it uncomfortable to sit on.

Bathroom Carpeting

Though quite famous in most homes back in the day, this had to be the grossest trend of all. How these rugs and carpets were cleaned is still baffling. The bathroom was full of moisture almost throughout, and as a result, these carpets were bound to have a build-up of molds and bacteria, making them extremely unhygienic and disease friendly.

Floral Patterns

Fabrics with floral patterns covered everything from tables to windows and more prominently chairs and sofas. What made it worse was the fact that it was considered normal to mix and match various patterns and colors in a single room, making it a floral eyesore.

Use of murals and wallpaper

Every home seemed wrapped in endless wallpaper. Different types were used in one room with the intention of creating contrast but instead became a recipe for confusion. When that was not enough, murals were introduced to create optical illusions sometimes without considering the use and overall decor of the room.


No offense, but the horrifying 90's decor is gone for a reason and I strongly feel that the museum and history books are where they truly belong. With all the professionals right at the touch of a button, you just can't afford to make a mistake in this day and age.

Source by Mary Mutua

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