Dead Design Trends: Name the Decade

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Design trends, like any other trend, are just that -- destined to go the way of the dodo, eventually. Just because you loved shag carpet in the 1970s doesn't mean it has any place in today's world. Test your knowledge of past design trends in this quiz.

Polka dots appeared at the turn of the 20th century in England but came back in a big way in the United States during which decade?

After they began to pop up in England in the late 19th century, the polka dot trend took off in the United States again in the 1950s.


If you find yourself kicking back in a wicker papasan chair, you're likely doing so in which decade?

The papasan was introduced in the 1950s, but they really became popular in sunrooms and basements in the 1970s.


True or False: The shag carpet was invented in the 1970s by a trendy Los Angeles design firm.

You might associate Los Angeles and the 1970s with shag carpet, but the trend was actually born in Greece in the 1960s.


If you find yourself staring at teal and salmon colored walls, what date is the calendar likely to reveal?

The 1980s brought many unfortunate design trends, and pastel colors topped the list. Miami Vice anyone?


If you're into "Shabby Chic" design, then you owe what decade a word of thanks?

Although the Shabby Chic movement may have been inspired by days gone by, the trend actually began in the 1990s thanks to designer Rachel Ashwell.


The arts and crafts movement was popular in the late 1800s through 1920. It was then reborn as "mission style" during what decade?

Though the mission style/arts and crafts trend continues today, the resurgance began in the 1990s.


True or False: Denim touches, gingham flourishes and calico designs were popular in the 1970s.

In the United States in the 1970s, country designs reigned supreme. Some might say that we have Dolly Parton to thank for that.


If you make a move toward the oven with your TV dinner in hand and are met with an electric avocado unit, what decade are you living in?

Avocado appliances belong in one decade and one decade only -- the 1970s. Let's keep them where they belong.


Clean lines, minimalist design and a space-aged look became popular during which years?

The 1960s was an unmistakable decade as design trends went in a decidedly space-aged, minimalist direction. Form over function reigned in this decade.


Lavish Georgian and Colonial styles became popular in the United States in which decade?

The 1920s saw a large wave of Georgian and Colonial styles.


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