Postmodern interior designs are a style that was popularized during the 1970s and 1980s. When creating postmodern interior designs, it is important to understand that the term “postmodern” refers to a specific design style and period rather than simply a period after the postwar, modern period. If this distinction is made, postmodern interiors will include the characteristics described previously: bold colors, disturbing juxtapositions of patterns, stripes, animal prints, fluorescent colors and other elements that can challenge the serenity of an interior space. Postmodern interior designs recognizes the values of history, historic details, and local and regional historic contexts, and rejects the belief that modern design could provide a solution to all environments and design challenges. In the true sense of the postmodern, its colors, patterns, strategies and beliefs are drawn not from the time period of the postwar, but from the artistic and design rejections of the stark minimalism of postwar European design and the influences modernism had on design thinking.