The Seventies Are Back, Baby!
If you love indoor plants, wood panelling and pampas grass in interiors right now, then guess what? You’re in the midst of a Seventies revival!
Ok, so we know what you’re thinking, that the 1970s is known as the ‘decade that style forgot’ and yes, there were some ‘fun’ ideas going on. But, after years of pared-back discipline with a focus on function in the mid-century design movement, the 1970s was a decade of excess and over-the-top interiors!
Self-expression in interiors came in the form of bold colours, patterns, reflective surfaces and of course shag pile carpet, and all at once in most cases! This time around, we think it’s best to just select a few key elements, to channel that chilled-out 1970s vibe… with slightly more timeless appeal!
As our columnist, interior designer Lauren Li, sees it, there were two movements going on: the bright pop colours and also a more muted, ‘hippie’ trend. Let’s dive right in, shall we?