Written by Becca Green

How to bring 70s flare into your interiors scheme

Retro design and interiors inspired by the 1970s is a huge trend for 2020 – here’s how to master it in your home.

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Interiors inspired by the 1970s may have retro charm and flare in abundance, but you run the risk of creating a dated scheme if you don’t get the look just right.

Wondering how to incorporate this style into your own home? Then read on…

1970s-inspired colour palette

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A classic 1970s colour palette is formed mostly of yellows, oranges and red tones. This set of three colours are synonymous with the era of the 70s and will immediately evoke that kind of look in your home. Incorporate this colour palette through your choice of wall coverings, furniture and accessories.

Mid-century furniture

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Mid-century style furniture is a great way of paying homage to the 1970s through your choice of interiors. Often made out of walnut or teak wood with streamline designs that imitate designers such as Ercol, Mid-century furniture is a popular choice for 1970s lovers.

Patterned wallpaper

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Wallpaper was a big hit in the 1970s so if you want to bring the essence of the era into your own home, hanging retro-themed wallpaper in any room is a fab choice. To be even more in line with 1970s interiors, choose a warm colour palette and graphic shapes.

Read more: See inside this colourful retro style home in Surrey

Nostalgic artwork

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A powerful way of bringing the 1970s into your interiors scheme is hanging nostalgic artwork that reminds you of that particular era. Whether it be music-themed, fashion-themed or culturally relevant to the 1970s, retro-inspired artwork is an effective way of bringing the seventies flare into your home.

Statement pieces

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If you want to avoid your home looking like a 1970s-themed house, choose one statement piece that pays homage to the era. We suggest a bold accent chair for example, which can be styled up with retro-inspired soft furnishings and accessories.

 

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