Step into the Seventies this spring with one of the latest trends to sweep into fashion & interiors. From boho chic to retro glam influences, Seventies style is taking over and it is time to invest in the key pieces to get your home on trend. A decade full of iconic art and music influences, the seventies fashion and ambience was all about being bold & confident and this translates straight into today’s interior style.
The color palette for a 70s inspired look is a varied one, and can come from the two main stand out styles, bold & bright or moody & muted. Looking to the catwalks this season we saw the retro queen Orla Kiely showcase greys alongside greens and pops of burnt orange, and more 70s influences were spotted at J.W Anderson where olive hues were prevalent. Where more muted hues are your preferences try to bring at least one bold color into the mix, orange will evoke this decade every time and will sit well with most moody shades.
If bright & bold is more your taste then mix sherbet shades together for a strong seventies vibe, just try and balance these by bringing white into your scheme. Pinks & oranges will work well together, adding blue and red in flashes where you dare, the bolder the color palette choice the bolder you will be able to go with patterns as the 70s where all about the design clash. Build upon your interior style by layering patterns to find what works and add bold art works and decorative accessories to cement the seventies vibe.
Furniture saw a huge redesign in the seventies, with many pieces becoming iconic thanks to their era defining shapes. Chairs and sofas were decidedly curved, lighting brought more curves and spheres into the home and a turn away from the rigid lines once popular in the home was increasingly popular. Where possible look to add key pieces of furniture into your home, especially 70s style chairs into the living space. Lighting is also key, and ensure you add interest with lampshades or stand-out lamps, think about the space and what you want to achieve with the lighting– is it for ambience or for brightness, and let this shape your decision.
Kaleidoscopic florals mixed for bright spring shades can add interest to any room in the home form the sofa to the bedroom. Layer printed cushions with tasselled throws for a textured depth, and all the time think about how the colors are working with the room’s backdrop. Zigzags will also bring some quintessentially retro vibes into your decor and this is a pattern that looks great with lots of colour.
The 70s interior style can also be achieved by using monochrome as your color palette, if lots of colors aren’t for you, but bring one or two bright flashes to the space with key decorative accessories. These can be in the form of a statement vase or 70s inspired art work, even coffee table books can add the flavour of the decade.
Orla Kiely is one of the go-to brands to inject some seventies style into your home space, with her home collection spanning everything from kitchenware to bed linen you can bring this look to any room in the house. Jonathan Adler also has many designs in his home collection that will serve to add a touch of the seventies look to your interior from coasters to cushions. For iconic furniture look no further than Kartell’s vast range of designs, from chairs to lamps in a range of shades to suit your choice of colour palette. Kartell also have a range of designs featuring bold & beautiful patterns, perfect for this look, including their Missoni Home fabric covered chairs, a match made in heaven.