Don’t you miss the era of colorful crop tops and high waist pants? What about the time of rollerblades and colorful hair? Doesn’t it sound familiar? That’s probably because these trends are back in style. Fashion trends come and go, and it seems like nostalgic ‘90s trends are back in the racks.
Calling all those who love the ‘90s! This is for you. Let’s bring back the vintage vibe even in lockdown. Make your home very retro by kicking it old school.
What’s with nostalgia?
Is being nostalgic a bad thing? Why would you want to go back in time when we are already living in the future? Well, there is nothing wrong with looking back at fond memories.
Being nostalgic for a specific point in time brings back happy memories from that era. Vintage-themed entertainment allows us to reminisce on what once was. This also allows us to reflect on how far we have come since then. The pop culture phenomena that shaped our generation also have a role in shaping our individual selves.
What defines the ‘90s vibes? This decade was a colorful time for teenagers and adults alike. Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, Dawson’s Creek were some pop culture phenomena that still hit home even in 2021. What makes the ‘90s so incredible, though?
Aside from having vibrant pop culture icons, ‘90s kids are the generation that still remembers the time before advanced technology but can already be considered digital natives. It is the time of the great transition. ‘90s kids remember diskettes and cassette tapes up until the advent of flash drives and iPods.
With everyone in lockdown, several trends have popped up on our newsfeed since the start of the quarantine period due to boredom. Preventing cabin fever is one of our main tasks every day as we struggle to find ways to entertain ourselves.
Retro style and trends have surfaced on the Internet. People have been buying roller skates and rewatching old school movies.
So if you are a ‘90s kid (or a ‘90s kid at heart), how do you bring back the nostalgic feeling in your home?
Rewind to the ‘90s
Let’s bring back the ‘90s! It would be a great way to bond with your family during the quarantine. Decorate your home and reminisce. There are various ways to bring back the ‘90s in your home, depending on your budget and how far you want to take it.
If you want to take the subtle route, you can opt to dress up in some ‘90s vibe clothing with your family. Set up a mini photoshoot session inside your home by putting up some colorful paper and maybe print out stickers a la Lisa Frank to decorate your background.
As can be seen in photos, the ‘90s were all about color. Check your storage for vibrant-colored pillowcases and room decor, which you can use to spruce up your home. You can even make a DIY lava lamp to amp up the ‘90s feel.
If you are in the mood for some flicks, go ahead and stream retro movies online! Make a list of movies you loved in the ‘90s and binge watch with the family (or alone!) Don’t forget to make popcorn!
Blast from the past with a nostalgic music playlist. Pop music icons such as Spice Girls and Britney Spears should never be left out!
Now, if you are a hardcore ‘90s kid and would like to revamp your home into a nostalgic arena, why not allot an area specifically for your ‘90s nostalgia? Installing a bowling alley at home may be a major construction and renovation, but it would definitely bring home the ‘90s vibe you want to achieve!
Apart from a bowling alley, if you have the budget for it, you can probably still find ‘90s-inspired furniture and even ‘90s arcade games that you can have installed in your home! How amazing is that?
Being nostalgic about specific points in the past does not mean you have difficulty letting go of your past self. It only means you enjoy reflecting on your happy moments, and that’s not a bad thing. The books, movies, and even songs that have shaped our generation remind us of who we once were as individuals. These nostalgic elements allow us to realize how much we have changed and how much we have grown throughout the years. Don’t be afraid to reminisce about your youthful years. Sometimes, we need to look back to move forward.