A TOUCH OF THE 70S IN 2023
Whilst some spaces possess the ability to embrace 70s design in every form, there remain a plethora of more subtle and modern ways to nod to the decade’s most timeless moments.
A purposeful colour palette is one means by which to acknowledge the beauty of this era through a lens that still feels modern. Earthy tones are a must in the instance of the 70s, from hues of brown, avocado and olive greens, to golds and mustard yellows. Whether it be artwork, soft furnishings or paint and wallpaper choices, interior additions that fall into this colour palette immediately bring to life a 70s feel in any space.
Whilst stripped down Scandi wooden floors have their place, 70s design is all about luxurious comfort, meaning carpeted floors or long pile rugs. Moroccan rug styles continue to be a popular and stylish choice, and offer a more modern take on longer and shaggier pile lengths that are more closely associated with the 70s.
Print, shapes and pattern can be immediately synonymous with the 70s when executed with nostalgia in mind, whether it be thick, broad stripes or chequerboard designs across tiles, wallpaper and soft furnishings. Celebrating bold design in the home can offer a welcome feeling of play throughout any decade, however is especially important when bringing nods of the 70s into modern day living.
Houseplants are a key crossover between 2023 interior trends and that of the 70s, making their inclusion in the home an easy way to capture the nostalgia of this era. From rattan plant stands to macramé hangings, even the way you display greenery in the home can conjure up feelings associated with this decade. When selecting greenery, retro choices include spider plants, ferns, snake plants and ficus for the ultimate 70s nod.
Above all, the 70s trend speaks to a time when colour and print took centre stage and joy could be found in exploring its potential. Embracing this mantra, we consider the era for play to be timeless.