Blast From The Past: These 70’s Design Trends Are Making A Comeback

It is a well-known fact that the 70’s style is making a comeback and now you have velvet sofas, peacock chairs and even houseplants in modern day homes. There has never been a better time for you to delve into the fascinating world of retro designs yourself so if you want to jazz up your home, here are the top 70’s home upgrades that will change the way you view interior design forever.

Plant Hangers

Plant hangers were huge in the 70’s and they give you the chance to display all of your favourite flowers with ease. You can hang them from your ceiling, your awning and even on your windowsill. It helps to make sure that these have the proper drainage setup as this will stop your baskets from getting flooded. To go for the 70’s style then opt for a macramé plant holder and use neon accessories to really bring it to life.

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Wall Hangings

If you want to turn your home into something special then consider getting some fibre art. This will add plenty of warmth to your home and it also adds a lot of texture to your otherwise stark walls as well. Woven Macrame wall hangings are available in a huge range of colours and there are also many different types of material for you to choose from. This essentially means that you can choose one that suits any décor colour scheme. If you are unsure as to how it will look then why not attend some Adobe illustrator training classes so you can create the perfect look for your home on the computer before you go ahead and make the investments?

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Wicker was a staple in the 70’s and it is now making a huge comeback. Make sure that you take into account every aspect of wicker in a 70’s home, for example, egg chairs, elaborate furniture, wicker framed mirrors and even wicker headrests. Wicker really did make the 70’s iconic and it is a brilliant way for you to really bring that look into your home while also keeping the modern feel.

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Shag Rugs

Why not draw some inspiration from various trends, such as shag rugs, which were all the rage in the 70s. If you don’t want to go for the full shag rug then why not opt for a sheepskin rug? They can really step your home up to that next level and they can also liven up your living area as well. If you want some other options then things like 100% wool carpets are ideal. Of course, if you want something that really stands out from the crowd then it is a good idea for you to use a geometric zig zag design when planning out your rugs. These come in a huge range of colours, from blue to purple and even neon green, so you can really customise your home without compromise!

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Moroccan Poufs

Leather ottomans or Moroccan furniture was very popular back in the day. The pouffe had a ton of great features. Not only did it look great, but it is a really versatile piece of furniture that you really could put anywhere. When you have a pouf, you can use it as a seat in case extra people come around and this is just one of the many benefits you get when you choose to invest in one.

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Velvet Sofas

In the 70’s, it was all about texture. What could make you feel better than having luxurious velvet and a fabric that is smoother than anything else you’ve ever felt before. If your couch is looking a little worse for wear then you should certainly consider investing in some velvet and it is ideal if you want to give your home that brand new crisp look. If you don’t want to bring in a full velvet sofa then why not invest in some little cushions, and add some jewels as well. This could include emeralds, canary yellow gems and even amethyst as well.

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As you can see, there are a ton of 70’s designs available for you to choose from and you would be surprised at how easy it is for you to bring this style into the home. With so many options available, there has never been a better time for you to really take advantage of this great look. Why don’t you experiment with some of these styles today? There are so many customisable pieces on the market right now and it could really make all of the difference to your home.

Hope you enjoyed this post! What is your favourite modern take on 70s decor?

Eve x

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. pinkiebag says:

    Hi, I went into a department store the other day and it was very much 70’s all the way. I want to get some plant wall hangers.

    1. Eve Morgan says:

      70’s is huge at the moment! Plant wall hangers are a good choice as they work in every space.

  2. Corinne and Kirsty says:

    To be honest, I would not know what 70s home design trends were so I am in full discovery mode here. The plant hangers are so cute! xx corinne

    1. Eve Morgan says:

      I know the feeling as I’m a 90’s baby. I learned about 70’s design at uni and it truly is back! I’m glad you like it!

  3. I am loving the 70’s trends that are on the up right now, plant hangers look really unique and sophisticated and a velvet sofa is welcome in my home any day! Love your idea of some jewelled velvet cushions to add to your living room if a new sofa isn’t an option though, that’s brilliant! Thank you for this post packed with inspiration!

    Abbey x

    1. Eve Morgan says:

      Thanks Abbey. I agree, I absolutely love velvet sofas. They look beautiful and they are really comfortable too.

  4. Mel says:

    I love how trends come back round in both home decor and fashion.

    1. Eve Morgan says:

      Trends come back all the time! I’m glad the 70’s trend is back with a modern edge.

  5. Katie Henry says:

    Love these I’m obsessed with interior designs and will definitely end up buying some of the velvet sofas they’re beautiful.

    1. Eve Morgan says:

      Thanks Katie! Velvet sofas are great as they are so comfy and look really luxurious.

  6. Eve this post is dreamy I love the Fantastic images you’ve used everything always comes back on trend especially the 70’s 😍


    1. Eve Morgan says:

      Thank you Lisa, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  7. Gracie says:

    I’m currently in the process of decorating and adding furnishing to my new home. I definitely agree with 70s coming back round, but you know we all love it a little bit. I’ve defo taken some inspo from your images 🙂

    1. Eve Morgan says:

      That’s really exciting! I think the 70s trend has something for everyone, I’m glad this post has inspired you.

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