1970s-inspired style is making a comeback. From earth-tone color palettes to touches of disco glam, the era of sideburns and Farrah Fawcett hairdos is making its way back into interiors.While they often get a garish rap, there are many ’70s decorating gems you can use to achieve a fresh spin on this over-the-top style.
Whether you decide to go all out with a Studio 54-inspired room or just want to add a few touches of retro glam, here are 12 pieces sure to inspire a groovy 1970s vibe.
Neutral & Natural
Earth tones and natural materials leftover from the 1960s continued to reign supreme in ’70s decorating. Wood-paneled rec rooms, wicker, macramé and shades of brown were often taken to an extreme, but this back-to-nature look is popping up again in projects around the globe.
A rug in earth tones sets the stage for a room full of neutrals, but the geometric pattern gives the subdued color palette a more modern feel.
A patchwork leather armchair brings a textural and handcrafted look that feels just right.
Hunt down pieces that are sculptural and made of natural materials like this laid-back rattan rocking chair. Wicker and rattan never go out of style.
Over-the-top rooms using metallics and super glam details are another ’70s hallmark that can be used to create a stunning space.
A spiral pendant reminiscent of a disco ball brings a Dance Fever vibe home.
The use of luxe materials like this silk rug creates a sensual and extravagant floor covering that screams luxury.
Bold, cartoony looks found in ’70s décor prove how this era moved the needle for taking risks in residential design.
A city-inspired cocktail table in peach and metallics is more like a shiny sculpture, and that’s why we love it.
A polyurethane chair in bright blue is a piece of sculpture you can sit on and smile. It looks a bit like it came from another planet, and that’s part of its charm.
Yes, these bright red, luscious lips are a sofa. Part sculpture, part over-the-top wackiness, there’s no way to deny this ’70s gem.
Bright orange ran rampant in the ’70s and added a bright burst of color to interiors, remaining stylish to this day.
Molded plastic pieces in citrus brights bring a ’70s vibe to your outdoor space.
Milo Baughman pieces have a cult following. The clean lines paired with orange upholstery create a pair of chairs coveted by collectors.
Too afraid to go all-out orange? Rainbow-bright accessories, like this Italian vase, add a touch of orange to a bookshelf or table.