From the famed feature wall to the shiny leather couch, there are some trends that come and go… and then come back around again. Here are some of our fave nineties-style decor trends that still light our fire
1 Blackboard walls
Some interior designers say the blackboard wall should be avoided at all costs, especially those housing twee affirmations or shopping lists. But one look at this gorgeous example and you’ll be unconvinced at this advice.
2 Wicker baskets
These have been updated for today with paint-dipped effects and lighter, whitewashed shades.
Yes this might be a retro relic but when re-purposed into a feature wall it works a decor treat.
4 Distressed furniture
Shabby chic was a huge interior trend and this one has come back around in the form of more subtle distressed wooden furniture. Far from being gauche, it adds a nice textural/visual element to a space.
5 The feature wall
Oh, the famed feature wall. There was a time when bedrooms across the country featured one burgundy wall. We’ve come a long way since then… so far in fact that we love the feature wall once more.
6 Jute rugs
Thanks to companies like Armadillo + Co the jute rug is back in fashion in a big way.
7 The shiny leather couch
Accessorised correctly the leather couch is a classic that never goes out of style, just like a fine leather jacket.
8 The mosquito net
What could be better than romantic netting framing a bed? Especially one that doubles as a mosquito deterrent.
As this living room proves, sheepskin adds comfort and warmth to an otherwise stark room. Just as a sheepskin thrown over the back of a desk chair adds a much-needed cosy touch.
The Pantone Colour of the Year for 2016 is a dusky pink, further cementing the place of pastels on the design radar.
And all things nice. Used sparingly, stripes add fun and interest to an interior.
12 Wall panelling
Take this effect and use it in unexpected places, like behind the bed as a headboard.
13 Wallpapered feature walls
The granddaddy of the painted feature wall. Having just one wallpapered wall means the pattern and colour won’t overwhelm the space.
14 Pine furniture
Knotty pine was a massive hit in the 1990s, especially when teamed with more wood. This material is warm and calming and will always be welcome in Kiwi homes.