We keep reading how the 1970s are really back in fashion this year, whether it be in our choice of clothes or our interior design, but how do you go about getting the look when you’re out shopping for gingham cushions, owl cushions, flower cushions… endless cushions! Here are a few suggestions to help you out at home.
A 70s-inspired décor is actually pretty easy to achieve if you’re not too confident in your interior design abilities. It’s all about eclecticism, so don’t be scared to mix it up a bit in your choice of home furnishings and furniture. Mess around with various shapes as well – use circular cushions on your square sofas, for example, or bring in some round rugs to create flow in your living room.
The 1970s weren’t really about subtlety, so go all out with your colours if you’re feeling brave enough. Think big, bold and bright and you really can’t go wrong – and whatever you do, don’t be afraid to clash!
Look at how you’re lighting your various rooms – avoid using spot lights where possible and invest in a few floor lamps and table lamps. Give it a bit of a contemporary twist with some metallics like copper and chrome, and your 1970s-esque room will really come alive.
When finding accessories to decorate your home with, look for natural materials like yarn and teak wood, the latter of which was very popular during the 70s. If you really want to go all out, macramé plant pot holders were huge news back then and have been enjoying something of a revival in the last few years.