The definitive 90’s living room checklist
Fresh off the gaudiest decade of life, the 1980’s, the 90’s couldn’t quite get its act together. A random mix of pastel colors, tribal knick knacks, dried flowers, ugly patterns, and so. much. clutter, here are the top 90’s artifacts that we remember encountering in our day to day lives…in our living rooms.
A popular color for 90’s living spaces and faux leather couches.
I can still remember the juxtaposition of nearly sheer thin pages yet extreme heaviness.
Video tape collections
Uncle Buck please!
Grandma, you’ve never been south of Philly, why do you have this shit?
Multi window photo frames
To display every awkward state of your still extremely awkward life.
VHS tape rewinder
Possibly the most genius yet useless item ever invented.
Ugly House Photos
I’ll take your homeliest pattern please. Extra points for crushed velvet.
Giant huge big screen television
You were extra awesome if you cut a hole in the wall to create an early generation flat screen.
How else were you going to know when “Melrose Place” was on?
If you look closely you can see all the “gifts” from the baptisms, grad parties, bar mitzvahs and weddings of virtually everyone you knew.
A lot of marble, statues and Greek revival art. The 90’s were an elegant time.
Multiple disk CD player
It was all fun and games until a CD got stuck.
Potpourri is still fragrant after 5 years right? Cause that’s how long we had it.
Seriously what was up with the lighting choices in the 90’s?
What exactly was the point of these and why did we all have them?
On your televisions and cordless phones alike.
For some unknown reason, these filled many a friend’s kitchen.
Framed motivational posters
‘Hang in there,’ say the group of kittens.
Wood TV unit
The bigger and woodier, the better.
Ugly House Photos
Living rooms in the 90’s resembled a pastel Southwestern sunset.
Early game systems
Super Nintendo, Sega and Playstation. Lots of it.
90’s workout equipment
Your dad bought it on an infomercial and under your couch it stayed.
The decided window covering choice of the 90’s? Extra points for draping some sort of twisted cloth over it.
Better with cup holders.
I never quite got past learning “Hot Cross Buns,” yet this sat in my living room for a full decade.
A majestic touch for any mantle place.
Gilded fireplace covers
Behind it was our dearly departed Christmas tree.
Why. So. Much. Wicker?
Gave that extra “natural” effect when it was potted in fake dirt.
Board game stack
For when the neighbors came over.
No matter how insane the living rooms, the 90’s were rad.