Get ready for your world to turn upside down as we travel back to the ’80s to explore the set stylings of Netflix’s wildly popular show, Stranger Things.
Stranger Things has taken the world by storm and has become an instant classic to the people who love it. The show follows the lives of five children, their siblings, and their parents as they battle horrifying monsters and their own personal demons. Described as Science Fiction and Horror, Stranger Things has proven itself to be more than the sum of its parts. It’s a show about friendship, finding the inner strength you didn’t know you had, and the amazing ’80s trends that we may have forgotten.
We’ve been dying to talk about the set design that the show has had throughout the series, and since season 3 recently premiered, we knew it was the perfect time to do so. Additionally, we wanted to show you some of our favorite products that you can purchase right now to incorporate the Stranger Things look into your home. Keep reading to learn more!
A lot of the Stranger Things set design is based on the nostalgia people feel for the early-to-mid 1980s. Throughout the show, we see a hodgepodge of different types of styles, which fits very well into the time frame of when the show was set. The decade didn’t have a specific interior design style that defined it. Instead, it took elements from past decades to create its own unique blend of patterns, textures, and colors.
1980s home decor, while less funky than that of the 1970s, was really loud with the patterns it adopted. It wasn’t uncommon to see three or four different patterns layered on top of each other. In many suburban homes, like the ones seen in Stranger Things, these patterns and textures were never coordinated but they created an air of charm and comfort that was characteristic to the decade.
Wooden decor and furniture items were a huge trend in the 1980s. The trend was a carryover from the mid-century modern boom that happened in the 1950s and 1960s. Mid-century modern design, of course, champions functionality and clean lines above all else, and wooden fixtures fit right into that theme. If you love the look and feel of wooden furniture and decor, you’ll love the Lois Coffee Table. It has an oak finish and a beveled top, so it’s very reminiscent of styles seen in the 1980s.
One of the many things the creators did well was to make the homes in the show look like the families lived and spent time together in them. To do this, they included soft lighting, like lamps and dimly-lit chandeliers, instead of harsher fixtures. Additionally, the living rooms were filled sofas and chairs that featured plush, overstuffed cushions topped with an abundance of throws and pillows. And, lastly, there was an oversaturation of wall decor that could have been ripped straight out of the 1980s.
The set design was masterfully done and it made the show shine even brighter. Even after binging this past season, we still can’t get enough. If you feel the same way, check out our products below to get the Stanger Things look in your home!