Design Inspiration Ideas

The ‘80s Are Back!

One of the biggest trends in nursery design over the past few years has been spaces inspired by elements of the 1960s and 1970s. We’ve seen everything from brass accents and Southwestern influences, to modern bohemian and hippie chic. Just recently though, the tides have changed and there’s a new decade that’s starting to come back in style. Design trends are always cyclical, so it’s no surprise that it’s the 1980s turn, and this is sure to be a fun one! Here are a few ways to embrace the trend and create an 80s inspired nursery design.

Nursery Decor from The Land of NodWheels Up Poster Decal and Snow Cone Crib Bedding from The Land of Nod

Bright and Pastel Colors. This was not a shy decade. Bright colors were everywhere, and subtlety went out the window. Using fun, bright colors is an easy way to add a little energy to your space. Primaries, pastels and neons are all fair game.

Crib Bedding from The Land of NodRainbow Charm Crib Bedding from The Land of Nod

Neon. Neon signs have slowly been creeping into recent design trends. We’ve seen neon colors for a while, so an actual neon sign just takes the trend one step further. There are so many options available that adding something bright and retro to your nursery space is easier than ever.

Love Neon Sign from Oliver GalLove Neon Sign from Oliver Gal

Pop Art. Andy Warhol style art was very popular in the 1980s, and now it’s back. This style of art is so great for kids’ spaces because it’s so highly customizable. You can send in a photo of your child and have it made into a fun and colorful art piece in the classic Warhol style.

1980s Inspired Kid's Room by Little Crown Interiors80s Inspired Kid’s Room by Little Crown Interiors

Sweets. In this era of gluten free, sugar free and dairy free everything, it might be hard to swallow the straightforward sweet tooth of the 80s. But whether it’s ice cream, candy or donuts, these treats are a common theme.

Ice Cream Mobile from Ban.doIce Cream Mobile from Ban.do

Iconic Shapes. Bring in some classic shapes, like rainbows, hearts or even basic geometric shapes. The style was bright colors without a lot of interference. Simple shapes and solid colors, maximum impact.

Wheels Up Poster Decal from The Land of NodWheels Up Poster Decal from The Land of Nod

Is the 80s inspired nursery design trend just a fad, or do you think it will stick around?

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