Legacy Lockers’ Timeline of Interior Design
At Legacy Lockers, we’re constantly monitoring trends & developments in interior design. Our customers have refined tastes, which is why they take the time to choose the perfect wooden lockers to make their locker rooms special. Of course, building a timeless locker room, like decorating a home, requires an understanding of past design trends, as well as insight into current styles. Have you studied interior design history? There’s plenty to gain from knowing which design trends have stood the test of time, and which you should try to avoid repeating.
- Back in the 1950’s, pastels were a big hit. Minty greens, cool blues and pale pink were all popular, for everything from walls to appliances to cars! It was a prosperous time, and people wanted to be “modern”, so sleek lines and smooth curves were all the rage. You might not want to paint your locker room pink, but some aspects of 50’s style still work as design choices, like black and white floor tiles.
- The 60s ushered in an age of rebellion. The pastels of the previous decade were overshadowed by loud psychedelic prints, while shag carpeting, bean bag chairs and wood paneling were viable design options. One 60’s trend that’s seeing resurgence, albeit with a modern flair, is mismatched patterns and textures. You can use this in your locker room, combining things that, at first glance, might not seem to work, but ultimately complement each other.
- In the 70s, earth tones were all the rage. Think avocado and harvest gold, for not only kitchen appliances, but also walls, carpeting, clothing and even cars. This interest in the earth wasn’t just superficial- homeowners of this decade filled their homes with houseplants and began making environmentally conscious choices, as the green movement got underway. While you certainly don’t need shag carpeting in your locker room, a plant or two might not be remiss, and energy efficient fixtures are always a good idea.
- Extravagance was the hallmark of the 80s. Wallpaper was everywhere, color was abundant, and there seemed to be a battle raging between frilly and futuristic décor elements. Playing with texture became popular, which led not only to the rising popularity of the dreaded popcorn ceiling, but also to accent walls with faux finishes. People either love 80s style choices or hate them, so it might be best to leave the salmon and teal palettes in the past when you’re decorating your locker room. On the other hand, an accent wall is still an interesting choice, as long as you have it professionally done.
- The 90s saw a trend toward extravagance in construction, yet austerity in decor. Two-story foyers and spacious master suites were all the rage, as were high-tech features for homes, but with life moving at such a rapid pace, who had time to decorate? It was all about minimalism, with sleek lines and uncluttered surfaces. Today’s locker rooms are continuing the high-tech trend, with electronic locker locks and fixtures that turn on and off automatically.
- As we entered the 2000s and the economy struggled, home sizes began to be pulled back as well. Interior design became more eclectic, bringing in some components of earlier decades’ styles, perhaps because more people began to be interested in thrift store and flea market finds. In many ways, things began to get sleeker, with entertainment centers being replaced by wall-mounted flat screens and furniture beginning to downsize. As close as we still are to this decade, it’s likely you’re using some of the 2000’s design trends without even thinking about it!
- Today, energy-efficient is the watchword in home design, and calm interiors are in. Blues and grays seem to dominate interior décor, accented by statement pieces like interesting mirrors or standout light fixtures. Environmentally conscious decorating means we’re seeing plenty of reclaimed wood and vintage pieces. While you’re probably not going to put an old claw-foot tub in your locker room, you might consider some blues or grays in your palette and light fixtures that make a splash.
Fads come and go, but certain interior design elements are timeless. For the locker room, wooden lockers are not only well made and durable, but also have that classic kind of style that never goes out of fashion. At Legacy Lockers, we’ve been in the business of helping people bring their own unique style to locker rooms for decades, and we’d love to help you design yours. To find out more about Legacy Lockers, connect with our online community by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter; or visit the website for a free estimate, or to learn what Legacy Lockers can do for you.