Written by Paisley Tedder

How to get the 70s Boho look in your home

If there is one interiors trend to be excited about in 2022, it’s 70s Boho. Loud, proud and exciting, this decor scheme can really make a statement in the home. 

After a rather beige few years, it’s no wonder we’re turning to the vibrance and warmth of the 1970s to reflect a change of pace. The 70s often gets bad press for its combination of murky browns and loud oranges, but with furniture and interior design classics and a sophisticated use of textures and colour, there is plenty to seek inspiration from.

But which elements of 70s Boho are best to channel in a modern set up without overpowering your existing decor? Good Homes magazine identifies the key elements of the trend…

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1. Fringing

Adding comfort underfoot, particularly if you have laminate or wooden flooring in a space, fringe rugs are an easy way to bring 70s boho to your abode. The hint of bright colour in this jute rug brings a touch of the colours to come, whilst still blending in with any existing scheme. Order your Istanbul Circle Jute Rug, £99, Dunelm.

70s boho fringe rug in living room with laminate floor and doors opening to courtyard

Photo: Dunelm

2. Vibrant hues

The 70s vibe promised bright and vivacious looks, and we have delivered! Whether you opt for popping feature walls with colourful wallpapers or choose a slightly muted version of the trend through some choice prints, 70s boho will definitely be part of your interiors. Shop the examples below: Wildlife botanical bee wallpaper, £119, Lola Design Ltd; Frida Kahlo style framed prints set of 2, £224; Hummingbirds secret garden wallpaper in tropical, £185, Lime Lace.

3. Rattan

Good Homes has been covering the rattan resurgence for a while, but it’s really hit the big time this year as a huge part of 70s boho. Rattan was huge in the 1970s, with every household having furniture made from cane and willow. Now everything from bookshelves and storage units, to lamp shades and dining chairs, is showcasing the style, so it’s safe to say rattan is here to stay! Check out the examples below: Maleeka rattan easy fit pendant, £59; Tulle chair in natural, £99, both Dunelm.

Rattan lampshade and chairs in 70s boho trend

Photo: Dunelm

4. Terrazzo

It’s time to take your terrazzo to the next level! From its heyday in the 70s, terrazzo has returned with a renewed sense of style. Whether you limit to home accessories or branch out to flooring and countertops, this chic material is made up of marble, quartz, glass and more. Kick off the trend in your home with this Terrazzo rug, £269.99, My Furniture.

Terrazzo rug in white panelled living room with grey sofa

Photo: My Furniture

5. Macrame

Far from being a trend limited to the 1970s, macrame dates back to ancient times. However, macrame wall hangings, planters and other pieces are always associated with that era as they were an interior must-have for many at that time. For 2022, branch out with the trend to add table runners and even hanging egg chairs to your macrame collection. Very 70s boho! Shop the ideas below: Macrame wall hanging, £45, Cox & Cox; White macrame table runner, £36.99, Gingerray; Macrame egg chair, £149, Beaumonde.

6. Velvet

Thought to add a luxe effect, velvet was a hugely popular material choice for furniture in the 70s. Over the last few years, the soft material has been used increasingly in furniture from velvet statement armchairs and sofas, to throws and pillows. It’s a great way to add texture to a 70s boho space and we love the pincushion, velvet design below. Check out the Canterbury luxury velvet snuggler lilypad, £1,099, Dunelm.

70s boho velvet blue pincushion chair in front of white storage staircase

Photo: Dunelm

7. Animal print

Not only are standout colours a huge part of 70s boho, but exotic prints have their place in the trend, too. This time around though, you can get the look completely cruelty-free! Home accessories and soft furnishings is a great way to channel this element of 70s boho, as they command attention in a more minimalistic space. Shop the ideas below: Looking wild leopard vase, David Mason Design, Doris flock panther cushion, £37.90, Folk Interiors; Looking wild set of three storage tins, David Mason Design.

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