Get The Look: 70s Interiors
The Seventies is a decade remembered for its emphasis on change. Influenced by the revolutionary arts and cultural movements of the era, interiors took a vibrant turn towards daring designs and contrasting textures. From colourful velvet sofas to plush shag pile rugs, there is plenty to love about 70s décor.
Like all good things, the 70s look has made a serious comeback in the 21st Century and will prove a popular trend in 2018. With retro furniture pieces, Art Deco-inspired shapes and rich earthy shades, we reveal how to transform your home into a 1970s oasis of luxurious textures and colours.
BACK TO NATURE
The 70s hippie culture is reflected in home styling through the emphasis on bringing the outdoors in. Light and bright interiors were created through large windows, skylights and lush indoor gardens.
To bring this look to your home, consider the materials you choose to furnish your space. Be sure to include raw elements such as terracotta tiles as well as teak, oak and wicker furniture pieces.
Bring your indoors to life with greenery such as palms, peace lilies and the Fiddle Leaf fig. Hang ferns in well-lit living spaces and place larger plants in terracotta pots to inject rooms with living colour.
IT’S ALL IN THE DESIGN
Go retro with striking 1970s Danish designs, reminiscent of the Parker furniture classics. These pieces boast thin tapered legs and smooth curved shapes in maple, walnut or teak wood stains.
Showcase mid-century furniture items such as side tables, sofas and occasional chairs for instant 70s interiors. Look for items with curved silhouettes and pair against geometric floor tiles to complete the look.
ART DECO REVIVAL
The 70s marks a renewed interest in the Art Deco trend of the early 20th Century. Focusing on luxury, glamour and opulence, the trend’s revival offers marble floors, dramatic use of mirrors and peacock feather décor.
Incorporate this look into your home by pairing statement pieces against neutral shades. Contrast hexagonal prints and geometric patterns alongside muted sofas and timbers. Add in warm metallic finishes with light fittings in shades of brass and copper.
RICH COLOURS AND TEXTURES
Bring a sense of comfort and nostalgia to your home with rich colours and textures. Opt for muted hues inspired by nature to give spaces visual coherence. Incorporate warm desert shades such as orange, mustard and tan into your soft furnishings like curtains, throws and cushions.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with a variety of fabrics like sheepskin, wool, silk and velvet. For a bright pop of colour, go bold with shades of tangerine and teal for dramatic contrast. Go for textures with a plush finish to add a sense of occasion to your interiors.
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