Living Rooms Through the Decades

Ever wonder what your living room would look like 30, 40, even 50 years ago? We did too — so we looked back in time to bring you this guide to living room furniture and decor through the decades.

Living Rooms in the 1950's

Estimated Cost in the 1950s - $500
Estimated Cost in 2019 - $5,300
Sofa
65
TV
500
Lamp
7
TV Stand
50
Rug
150
1950
The first modern credit card is introduced.
1950
The first-ever TV remote control is sold.
1951
Color TV is introduced to American homes.
1953
Ian Fleming publishes his first James Bond novel — Casino Royale.
1955
Aaron's is founded on June 19, 1955 by R. Charles Loudermilk.
1957
The Soviets launch the satellite Sputnik, beginning the Space Race.

Living Rooms in the 1960's

Estimated Cost in the 1960s - $650
Estimated Cost in 2019 - $5,600
Sofa Set
175
TV
349
Lamp
5
Recliner
100
Coffee Table
37
1960
The Flintstones premieres on ABC.
1966
Star Trek airs on NBC for the first time.
1963
The Zip Code system is created in the USA.
1967
The Packers play the Chiefs in the first-ever Super Bowl.
1969
400,000 people attend Woodstock.
1969
Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to set foot on the moon.

Living Rooms in the 1970's

Estimated Cost in the 1970s - $850
Estimated Cost in 2019 - $5,600
Sofa
120
TV
350
Lamp
8
Side Chairs
96
Coffee Table
49
1970
The first ever Earth Day is celebrated.
1971
Walt Disney World opens in Orlando.
1973
The Sears Tower is opened in Chicago.
1974
The first MRI scanner is developed.
1975
Wheel of Fortune premieres on NBC.
1977
The first Star Wars film is released in theaters.

Living Rooms in the 1980's

Estimated Cost in the 1980s - $1,500
Estimated Cost in 2019 - $4,700
Sofa Set
348
Vase
25
Lamp
49
Ottoman
105
Cabinet
330
1980
The Pac-Man arcade game is released.
1982
Michael Jackson releases his second solo album, Thriller.
1983
Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
1984
Steve Jobs unveils the first Macintosh computer.
1986
The space shuttle Challenger explodes over Cape Canaveral.

Living Rooms in the 1990's

Estimated Cost in the 1990s - $2,500
Estimated Cost in 2019 - $4,900
Sofa
400
Bookshelf
500
Coffee Table
199
Curtains
83
1991
The World Wide Web first becomes publicly available.
1994
The Shawshank Redemption is released in theaters.
1996
The 1996 Summer Olympics are held in Atlanta, GA.
1997
'N Sync releases their debut album.
1998
Google is founded.
1999
Napster is created, allowing for p2p mp3 sharing.

Living Rooms in the 2000's

Estimated Cost in the 2000s - $3,500
Estimated Cost in 2019 - $4,600
Sofa
869
Lamp
40
Coffee Table
249
Rug
250
Ottoman
219
2000
The hit reality show, Survivor, debuts.
2000
Sony releases the Playstation 2.
2004
Mark Zuckerburg founds Facebook as a Harvard sophomore.
2005
YouTube is founded by three former PayPal employees.
2005
DC's Batman franchise gets rebooted with Batman Begins.
2007
Apple introduces their first iPhone.