1970s interior design is making a comeback and we’re here for it

Interior design over the past few years has been seeing a trend of repeated throwbacks. People are essentially channeling their inner nostalgia and looking to old chapters in the book of interior design to add a flair to their homes. The result has been a series of different interior design styles from the 20th century or even older making comebacks across the globe. The latest of this series is the comeback of the 1970’s style of interior design. 

Of late, home interiors in particular have become a lot less about following set patterns and a lot more about expression, creativity, positivity and spirit. Stepping away from the simple ol minimalistic design and taking an edgier approach has become the solution to monotony of many which is exactly why 1970s design has been able to make a comeback. 

Not only does the design offer a lot in terms of uplifting the home environment, but it actually allows one to embrace the nostalgia without looking far off for the modern age. This is because there are a lot of similarities between interior design trends of today and the 1970s style.

Channeling this style in your humble abode can be the perfect way to give it a ​​stunning and cozy vibe. 

Here’s all you need to know about 1970’s interior design and just how to ace it in your home: 

DECODING THE 1970’S INTERIORS 

 

The 1970s were an era of difficulty for the world. There were a lot of different socio-economical and political actions happening at the time that were rather major. Amidst the tumultuous environment, people receded to their homes as their ultimate spot of peace and comfort.

The 1970s interior design thus came to be characterized as one of comfort and peace in a way that the homes become safe havens for people. A similar situation is upon the world now in the shape of the pandemic. Its spread and fall is rather unpredictable, making homes once again the place one can feel protected and at ease in.

Channeling the interior design from an era with a similar requirement can thus prove to be quite useful. With the simplest of tweaks and additions, you can deck up your home the 70’s way. 

Here’s how you can nail the look just right:   

OPEN THE FLOOR PLAN 

The first and one of the most important things for an interior design to perform well is a strong foundation which comes from the floor plan. The layout you pick acts as a canvas upon which the design can express itself properly. 1970’s floor plans are quite similar to the trendy ones today i.e. an open floor plan.

Open floor plans basically call for lesser divisions across a home and rather a more open and seamless approach where different parts of the house freely flow into each other. Having such a layout not only adds to the spaciousness but can also help the place look more arid and comfortable to move around in.

It also makes different portions of the house more accessible from the central point. Above is a floor plan from the 70’s to better understand the kind of layout that was predominant. In the layout one can see that the living room, dining room, kitchen and foyer have no set door separating them, rather they are blended together as a holistic space making the place seem rather spacious and open which is perfect for the modern home as well.

Begin with an open floor plan, and try to combine common spaces around the house into a single set of spaces to ace the layout for comfort. 

SOFTEN THE COLOR SCHEME 

The 1970s style is all about sticking to comfort and tranquility in the house. The color scheme of the 70’s is thus a sharp turn away from most retro styles that use bright and bold colors. The color palette of this style is rather simplistic and soft on the eyes.

Much of this style is centered around the idea of highlighting the presence of nature in your home. As a way to radiate the positive psychological effects of nature the style draws from different elements of nature which is perfect in times where going outdoors is not always feasible.

The color palette too rotates  around a similar approach. Taking cues from nature, one could use colors like green, blue, orange, yellow, brown, beige, cream etc to get the look. Rusty orange and brown tones in particular are ahit in this aesthetic. The attempt should be to stick to lighter and earthier heus of the colors you choose to maintain the simplistic vibe.

The neutral color scheme can be complemented with subtle pops of colors if needed through smaller accent pieces. 

GEOMETRICAL MOTIFS FOR THE WIN 

Away from the curves and squiggly patterns, the 1970s was all about sharp geometric patterns. Geometric patterns have a timeless quality to them. No matter the era or time, they are a classic that can be featured in a bunch of different ways around the design.

The 1970s style did just that. The geometric edgy approach was applied all around the design as well as made a huge part of the decor. The idea is to be experimental to mix and match different patterns across the design yet keep it sophisticated through the right placement and color scheme.

There are a lot of different designs that one can try out. From the classic grid pattern, to the everlasting checkered pattern or a clean peardrop design there’s a lot to work with. While one can pick just about any shape or pattern to work with, the focus must be on keeping the design rather neat and highlighting its geometrical form to stay true to the theme. 

EARTHINESS IS KEY

 

Rustic and earthiness qualities of design are rather key to the 1970s concept. Since the aesthetic of this era is all about comfort and enveloping yourself with nature, an earthy quality to design naturally became quite prominent in homes. Even for modern homes, following a similar aesthetic can help develop a feeling of warmth and coziness right in your home.

To match the earthy vibe with your design, you could begin by looking at neutral and brown hues to run around the space. You could also dip into other earthy shades such as ochre or even a terracotta red to mix things up yet keep it simple. The easiest way to get the look is to stick to a monochromatic scheme i.e. look into different hues of the same color for different elements in a room. 

Further, adding grainy and gritty textures can help accentuate the vibe of any room with ease. You could do so by adding rustic decor, texturing your walls, or even going for things like live edge furniture to complement the look well. 

THE RETURN OF RATTAN 

Rattan and wicker pieces are already making waves in interior design. With all the talk of sustainability and biophilic centered designs, rattan pieces are being increasingly picked by consumers and designers. In the 70’s too, rattan furniture was rather popular and well loved.

Since the approach back then was similar to the nature centric designs that are trending now, it’s not surprising that this material is a key part of the design. To include it, there’s a lot of different things one can do.

You could go for upholstered rattan couches in your living room, a rattan coffee table, dinette set, patio furniture or simply go for woven rattan decor pieces to accentuate your walls and tables in a subtle yet trendy way. 

HERO THE TEXTURES 

Natural textures are a huge part of the 70s aesthetic. The style truly believes in channeling nature through textural input. To do so, the most important thing is to retain the natural textural quality of different materials used around the house without altering it too much.

For instance, timber is a material that is featured a lot in this aesthetic’s design. As a way to bring in nature as well as retain the earthy vibe, wood was used all over the space. For the texture to make an impact, it wasn’t altered rather maintained and accentuated through paints and polishes.

This helped show off the natural grain and pattern of wood in the space while also keeping it aesthetically prime. Similarly, elements like exposed brick, wooden beams, exposed concrete beams and pebbles were also rather popular. You could go for a similar approach by utilizing such concepts around the house or even set up an accent wall that heroes the textures of nature well. 


Overall, the 1970s interior aesthetic has all the flair and character a home needs while also being equally comfortable and homey. From textures, to colors, the aesthetic is loud on its love for nature making it the perfect pick for the modern day home. Try out the above ideas to get your perfect 70’s interior. 



TAGS:

1970s interior design2022 architecture2022 interior trends3d printed home3D printing3D wall3Dmodeling3Dprinted70s interior design80s interior designaccent wallaccent wood floorAcro PaintsAdvantages of Glassaesthetic flooringafghan carpetsafghan rugsairbnbal frescoal fresco diningalien concreteAlternate Materialsanimalanimal print upholsteryanimal printsantebellumantique decorantique furnitureapartment interiorapartment layoutarchdesignsarchinteriorarchinteriorsarchitectarchitectural gardenarchitectural gardensarchitectural librariesarchitectural stadiumsarchitectural stylesarchitectural wondersArchitecturearchitecture of shipsarchitecture stonesarchitecture trendsarchitecture trends 2022Archologyarctic dome glampingarmchairart decorart galleryart wallartworkAugmented realitybackyardbackyard architecturebackyard designbackyard diningbackyard interior designbackyard patiobackyard renovationBagh printbalconybalcony cornerbalcony decorbalcony interior decorbalcony interior designbalcony setupbasaltbathroombathroom decorbathroom decor ideasbathroom designsbathroom interiorsbathroom tilesbauhausBauhaus architectureBauhaus designBauhaus furnitureBauhaus interiorBauhaus interior designBauhaus interiorsBauhaus school of designbeach houseBeachy homebeaux arts architecturebedroombedroom interiorsbedroom lightingBenefits of Glassbenefits of glass in Building MaterialBestbio foam insulationbiobuildingbiophellic designsbiophiliabiophilicbiophilic designbiophilic hotelsblack accent furnitureblindsblock print fabricblue and white interiorbohemian decorboho chicboutiqueboutique interior designboutique interiorsbrightbrutalismbrutalistbrutalist architecturebrutalist designbrutalist interiorbrutalist interior designbrutalist interiorsbubble diningbubble dining conceptbudget friendlybudget friendly interiorsbuilderbuildingbuilding constructionbuilding contractorbuilding designbuilding design 2022building material supplierbuilding materialsbuilding veneersbuildingsbuildwithhempbuilt in furniturebuilt in sofabungalowcabkomacafé interiorscafescalmingcape codcaravancarpetcarpet materialCarpetsCCILceilingceiling designceiling detailsceiling panelscelebrity homescelebrity interior designerscentral perk restaurantceramic tilesceramicschairscheckboard patternchequered patternchildren's play roomchoose building materialschristmaschristmas decorationchristmas home decorcladdingcladding materialCladdingsclassy interior designclassy interiorscleaning tipsclosetclothing store interiorco workingco working communityco working cultureco working lifeco working officeco working spacecoastal theme homeCoatingscolorcolor psychologycoloured glasscoloured interiorsCommercial and Residential Spacecommercial architectureCommercial Buildingcommercial buildingscommercial exterior designscommercial interior designcommercial spacescompactconcrete constructionconcrete terrazzocondocondominiumcondominium complexcondosConstructionconstruction businessconstruction fabricconstruction industryconstruction materialsconstruction materials onlinecontemporary homecontemporary interiorcontemporary interior designcontemporary lightingcontemporary restaurant interiorcontrasting interiorscoriancorian counter topscorian designscorian slabscorian vanitycottage corecottage core aestheticcottage core homecottage core interiorcottage core interior designcountry life homecountrysidecourt yard interiorcourtyardCove Ceilingcovid bubble diningcraftsmancross laminated timbercruise shipcruise ship interiorscupboardcurated interiorscurationcurtain designcurtainscustom upholsterydark accent wallDecordécor inspodecorationdesigndesign inspirationdiamond interiorDifferent types of Carpetdin with a viewdining in a poddining podsdining tabledisadvantages of Glassdiverse fabricsdiyDIY homediy home decordiy home interiordiy librarydiy tilesdiy wall vinyldo it yourselfdoordprintdprinterdprintingdraperydual-toned paintsDurability of the Building MaterialsDurianEco designeco friendlyeco friendly hotelseco friendly interiorseco friendly restauranteco glampingeco resorteco resortselegant homeelegant interior designenergy effecientEngineered FloorsengineeringEnglish garden backyardethnic home decorEuropean architectureEuropenean interiorsevolution of interiorsexotic hotelsExposed Ceilingexteriorfabric architecturefabric panelsFacadefacadedesignfairy tale homefalse ceilingfalse ceiling designsfalse ceiling inspirationfamily room decorfarm housefarm house designfarm house interior designfarm house interiorsfarmhousefeature wallFeng ShuiFeng Shui decorFeng Shui interior decorFeng Shui interiorsfeng shui layoutferrockfestive decorfloor maintenancefloor tilesFlooringflooring aestheticflooring guideflooring trendfloortilesfood alternativesFrench countryfun interiorsfurniturefurniture designfurniture storagefuture of workfuturisticfuturistic interior designgallery interiorsgallery wallgeorgian architectureGerm Shield Tilesglampingglassglass cladingglass doorglass is 100 recyclableglass is dustproofglass wall panelsglassartglobal interiorsgo greengoodhomesgothic architecturegrand homesgrand Trianongranitegranite slabgranite stonegravity defyingGrecian architectureGreece architectureGreece interiorsgreen architecturegreen buildinggreen designgreen interior designgreen interiorsgreen restaurantsGrreceguest roomguest room designguest room inspirationguest room interior decorguest room interiorsGuide to different types of carpetgypsumHandicrafthandmadeHandmade tilesHandpainted tileshardwood floorsHealthcarehemp buildinghempcreteheritage artHogwarts cafeholiday decorholiday homehollywood regencyHollywood theme restauranthomehome architectureHome Decorhome décor ideashome decorationHome Designhome extensionhome inspirationhome interiorhome interior designhome interiorshome libraryhome lightinghome officehome office interior designhome office interiorshome organisationhome renovationshome stayhome stayshomedecoreinspohomeshomestay arhictecturehomestay culturehomestay interior designhomestay interiorshomestylehomesweethomehospitalityhospitality designhospitality industryhospitality interior designhotel interior designhotelshouse interiorsigloo diningin home libraryin home officein home storagein home work spaceIndian architectureindian buildingsindian carpetindian fabric artIndian folk artIndian handicraftIndian handicraftsindian handloomIndian home decorIndian home interiorIndian homesindian interior designindian interiorsIndian luxury hotelindian modernismIndian modernist interior designindian palace hotelsindian textileindoor courtyardindoor plantsindustrial chicindustrial interiorsinner courtyardinnovative constructioninnovative materialsInstagramInteriorinterior courtyardinterior decorinterior decoreInterior Designinterior design psychologyinterior design trendsInterior Designerinterior designinginterior designing trendsinterior designsinterior flooringinterior trendsinteriorsinteriors designing decadesitalian marbleitalian marble guideitalian marblesjapanjapan artjapanesejapanese designJapanese homesJapanese stylejewel inspiredjewelleryjewelsjute bagskaleidoscopic interiorkid's roomkitchenkitchen cabinetskitchen countertopskitchen interiorkitchen interior designkitchen paintskitchen shelveslacquered glassLaminate FlooringLaminateslampslampshadeslibrarylibrary architecturelibrary of Alexandrialightinglightslittle island nycliving roomliving room curtainliving room interiorliving room interiorslow carbon footprintluxe interiorsluxurious interior designLuxuryluxury bathroom designsluxury furnitureluxury home interiorluxury homesluxury hotel interiorsluxury hotelsLuxury Vinyl TileLVTmade in indiamanufactured homesmarbleMarble designmarble stonemarbles of italymaximalistmaximalist homeMediterranean architectureMediterranean courtyardMemphis interior designMerinoMessner mountain museummetal facademetal panelsmeuseummeuseum artmid modern homemilkweed insulationmillennium interiormindful interiorsminimal interior designminimal interiorsminimal livingmiracle gardenmirror cabinetmobile homesmobile housemodern architecturemodern farmhousemodern farmhouse interiorModern Homemodern interiormodern interior designmodern kitchenmodern kitchen interiorsmodern lightingmodern manufactured homemodern officemodern storagemodular architecturemodular homemodular homesmodular kitchenmodular kitchen designsmodular kitchenettemonochromaticmonochromatic living roommonochromatic officemonochromemonochrome interiorsmonochrome themeMosaic tilesMost Famousmost popular types of carpetmulti purpose homesmultifunctional spacesmuseummuseum architecturemuseum of the futuremycoboardnatural homenature inspired homenature theme homenaval architectureneauroarchitecture interior designneon lightsneuro architectureneuroarchitectureneutral tonesnew age buildingsnew year trendsNFTNotting hill housesoff grid livingofficeoffice designoffice floorplanoffice interioroffice interiorsoffice spaceofficesoffices 2022old furnitureold schoolopen concept officeopen floor planopen home conceptopen home layoutopen kitchenopen kitchen conceptopen kitchen designsopen kitchen layoutsopen layoutOpen layout interiororientaloriental architectureoriental designoriental homesoriental interior designOscarOscar awardsOscar set designOscar stageout door diningoutdoor cafeoutdoor diningoutdoor furnitureoutdoor kitchenoutdoor livingoutdoor restaurantoutdoor seatingoutdoor swingoutdoorspainthewallsPaintspalace hotelpalace interior designpanellingParis cafesparisian interiorpast interior trendspatiopegboardspermanent furniturepersian architecturepet-friendly interiorsplaid patternplant based building materialsplant decorationplantsplay room interiorsporcelain tilesportable homeprairiepre engineered fabricprefab houseprefabricated homeproduce localprototypepsychology of architecturepvcPVC ceilingPVC panelsPVC wall panelrajasthani stonesrattanrattan furnitureraw wood veneersreading cornerreclaimed woodrecycled woodRecyclingreduce construction costsrefurbished furnitureregal aestheticregal hotelsremodelingremote livingremote workrenaissance architecturerenovationrepurposed woodResidenceresortresort architectureresort interior designresort interiorsrestaurantrestaurant conceptrestaurant igloosrestaurant interiorrestaurant interior designrestaurant interiorsrestaurant interirosRestaurantsretail interior designretro diner interiorretro interior designretro restaurantrevamproman architecturerooftop designsroomroom decorroom designrow house homeroyal hotelsroyal interior aestheticroyal Ontario museumrugrugsrural charm homerustic farmhouserustic interiorsscandanavian roofingschool architecturesculpturesea side homeshared office spacesShaw Contractship interiorsship shaped interiorsshoppingsidewalk cafesidewalk restaurantsimple interior designsimple interiorssimplified interiorssitcoms restaurantsmallsmart homesmart interior designsmart interiorssmart officeSmart techsocial distancingsolid surfaceSomanySoumya museumspace saving designspace saving storagespacious floor planSpan Floorsstadiumsstainedglassstainedglassartstainedglassdesignstainedglasswindowstone tablesstoragestorage diystore designstore exteriorstore frontstore interiorstore interior designstorefrontStrawcturestring lightsstudiostudio apartmentstudio apartment interior designstudio interior designstudio interiorsstudio layoutstyling homessubtle interiorssummersummer interiorssummer palacesummer spacessummer/springsummery interiorsupport localsustainabilitysustainable architecturesustainable decorsustainable designsustainable furnituresustainable homesustainable interiorsSustainable Livingsustainable spacessustainable work spacesSustainabliityswimming pooltechnologyterrace gardenterracottaterrazzoterrazzo floortextile architecturetextile constructiontextile facadestextile interior designtextiles of Indiatheme decorthemed restauranttile designtile inspirationtile installationtile interiorstiled foorsTilestiny homestiny housetiny house interiorsToptoughened glasstoughened glass windowtraditionaltraditional architecturetraditional building materialtraditional Indian interiorstraditional interiorstraveltrending interiorstrendstrendy interiorstropicaltropical aesthetictropical home interiortropical housetropical interior decortropical interior designtropical theme hometv show restauranttypes of building materialstypes of carpet fibersTypes of Ceilingstypes of materialsuniqueunique architectureunique building materialsunique gardensunique home decorunique librariesunique materialsunique museum architectureunique museumsunique school architectureupcyclingupholstered curtainsupholstered fabricupholstered sofaupholsteryupholstery furnitureurban jungleuse natural stonevanityvanity roomvanity room interiorsvastu kitchenvastuhomeveneerveneer building designVeneersvernacular architecturevernacular architecture and interiorsvernacular designVersatile MaterialVibrantvictorian architecturevinatge interiorsvintagevintage decorvintage furniturevintage homesvintage interiorvintage interiorsvintage upholsteryvinylvinyl flooringvinyl stickersvirtual realityVitrified Tileswall claddingwall decorwall designwall muralwall panellingWall Panelswall stickerswall tileswall vinylwallpaperwalltileswardrobewardrobe makeoverwfhWhat Does Green Architecture Truly Means ?whimsical decorwhimsical interior designwholesale construction materialswickerwicker furniturewoodwood facadewood flooringwood floorswood panellingwood recreationwood vennerswooden designwooden floor cleaningWooden Flooringwooden plankswooden surfacewooden surfaceswork form homework from homework spaceworkplaceworkspaceZero Waste Home