The 1970s is enjoying a serious renaissance, with everything from Jane Birkin-inspired bangs to bell-bottom jeans making a comeback on the high street. The trend hasn’t bypassed interior design either, with 70s style furniture gaining momentum with homeowners across the UK.
Love retro interiors? Want to give your home a groovy makeover? Read on for some easy tips on how to master 70s interior design and bring the trend into your home.
Revamp your furniture
Updating your furniture can instantly transform the look and feel of a room. If you’re loving the retro interiors trend and want to incorporate 70s style furniture into your home, our Edvard Olsen range is the perfect place to start.
The 1970s was a transitional era for furniture, with designers shifting away from the “antique” aesthetic and towards chunkier and more imposing silhouettes. Tapered legs became a mainstay and were used to prop up everything from armchairs to sideboards and dining tables. You’ll see this style of leg used throughout the Edvard Olsen range.
The golden oak colourway captures the 1970s mood to a tee, with the hue used extensively by furniture designers throughout the decade. Today golden oak sideboards are synonymous with mid-century design but natural enough to maintain a sense of timelessness.
For example, the tapered legs and chunky design of this 70s style sideboard give it a distinctly retro feel, though the natural grain and matt lacquer finish make it versatile enough to complement an array of décor styles, including Scandi Chic.
Along with chunkier furniture, 70s home décor saw a shift towards earthier colours. Instead of the bright primary colours made popular in the 1960s, designers began to embrace more natural tones. Think harvest gold, sunflower yellow, avocado green, burnt orange and rich browns.
Updating your interiors with throw cushions in these shades is an easy and affordable way to channel the 70s interior design trend. For a bolder look, try a statement rug or even a feature wall.
If you’re revamping your bedroom, a new duvet cover and set of sheets in these down-to-earth hues can have a big impact. Mixing and matching patterns and prints was big in the 1970s so don’t be shy about getting creative with your look.
Embrace biophilic design
House plants and “indoor jungles” are enjoying quite the moment right now, but the trend can actually be traced back to the 1970s. Interior designers in this decade were some of the first to embrace biophilic design, a term used to describe the incorporation of nature into the home.
Wood panelling, exposed bricks, boho-inspired fringing and shag rugs are just some examples of how biophilic design was used to create trendy interiors in the 1970s.
Ready to get radical with 70s inspired interior design? Shop the Edvard Olsen range today and give your home a retro makeover.