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Dead Design Trends: Name the Decade
by Staff
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?

  • 1970s
  • 1920s
  • 1950s

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

  • 1920s
  • 1950s
  • 1970s

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

  • True
  • False

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

  • 1940s
  • 1980s
  • 2000s

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

  • 1990s
  • 1890s
  • 1920s

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

  • 2000s
  • 1980s
  • 1990s

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

  • True
  • False

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?

  • 1980s
  • 1970s
  • 1950s

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

  • 1960s
  • 1970s
  • 1950s

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

  • 1920s
  • 1980s
  • 1940s