1970s Interior Design – Here’s Why It’s Making a Comeback

1970s Interior Design – Here’s Why It’s Making a Comeback

If you’re not fortunate enough to remember all the colour and excitement of the 1970s, you definitely have no idea why interior design from that decade is making a comeback.

It’s true – 1970s home décor is trending right now and there are numerous reasons why. Its richness and layering give it visual appeal and lots of depth. Many people are getting tired of the clean, functional minimalism that interior design brags today and exploring trends like cluttercore. As a result, they’re turning back to older concepts that carry a lot of warmth, charm and personality.

What Does 1970s Interior Design Look Like?

Natural materials, textures, handmade items, lots of geometric patterns and bright colours are all defining for 1970s interior design.

In fact, colour is a prime element that makes interior design from the 1970s so exciting and fun. Multi-colour concepts layered with patterns to top it all off make décor busy but in a fun way. While achieving the goal isn’t an easy task if you lack a trained eye for detail, the outcome can be tremendously surprising and smile-inducing.

Natural materials and handmade pieces also have their place in a 1970s home. Pottery, ceramics, lots of art, woven textiles and tapestries – all of these continue adding colour and cheer to one’s surroundings.

Finally, 1970s furniture is also worth pointing out.

Regardless of their shape and size, the pieces have attitude and a ton of character. Unusual curves and heights bring individualism to a world of mass-manufactured furniture pieces. Natural materials dominate once again. Wood, rattan, wicker and leather are all common choices. Artistic lines work really well with these materials and comfort is also a priority. Softness and plushness make you want to sink into a 1970s sofa – a feeling that everyone would want to experience after a long day at work.

Why Is 1970s Interior Design Trending Once Again?

A walk-in wardrobe is the ultimate space that so many fashion aficionados are dreaming about. Unfortunately, many Singaporean flats lack such a dedicated space.

Turning your box room into a walk-in wardrobe is an exciting project that will help you get your clothing items and accessories in perfect order. The best aspect of this renovation is that the transformation doesn’t require an awful lot. Some shelving will usually be sufficient to get the job done.

Start by thinking where the hanging space is going to be located. It is the focal element in a walk-in wardrobe. All of the shelving will be situated around the hanging space. Coming up with the right configuration will make your box room feel spacious and it will help you get to the belongings you need quickly.

Sliding racks and some clever cabinetry can also help maximise space. Having a good idea about the volume of stuff you want to put in the box room will allow for accurate estimation of the best storage configuration.

A Few Tips to Brings 1970s Chic in Your Home

There are many ways to go about executing a 1970s interior design project.

You can attempt recreating a genuine and authentic home from the decade. Alternatively, you can take the elements that you like and bring them in a contemporary home. In fact, bringing several different styles and trends together can result in a truly eclectic home that carries uniqueness and corresponds to your lifestyle choices.

To accomplish both, you need some restraint and an ability to build a cohesive concept around a couple of focal pieces. If you’re worried about executing a vision, work with an interior design team will make the most sense.

When thinking about the 1970s, concentrate on a few things – patterns, geometric shapes, textured materials and unique-looking furniture. Adding a unique, bold and inspiring colour scheme to the mix will result in the unorthodox and noticeable home décor you’re probably envisioning in your dreams.

Biophilic accents are also very important, plus they invite nature into urban life.

Finally, consider planning a treasure hunt.

Genuine retro pieces from the 1970s can be discovered in vintage shops, as well as on flea markets. To explore and identify such pieces effortlessly, however, you’ll need to first educate on what 1970s furniture and accessories looked like.

Getting a carpenter to create custom pieces inspired by the 1970s is another way to approach the project, especially if you have come across a certain design you enjoy a lot and would like to recreate.

And finally, remember that 1970s interior design is extra. It’s all about colour on top of texture on top of pattern. Still, you will need to be strategic about the excess. Layers can start looking really chaotic and cluttered if you lack a concept to tie everything together.

Contact Home Guide now to come up with such a concept. Not only do we understand genuine period-inspired interior design, we also know how to personalise such a concept and turn it into a great match for your flat. Let us know which decade you’d like to go back to and we’d be happy to make that journey down memory lane with you.

Give Yourself a Powder Room

A powder room is often considered a bit of an outdated concept but it can become a really fun and relaxing personal space for you to enjoy.

Traditionally, powder rooms were the spaces where guests freshened up after a long journey, before spending some quality time with the hosts. Hence, a powder room has bathroom elements and it can also be designed as a boudoir or even a home spa.

A small space is perfect for a powder room because this one doesn’t need all the fixtures a traditional bathroom has.

If you’d like to create the illusion of more space, opt for an all-white colour scheme. The strategic placement of mirrors is also a good choice. The reflected light will make the powder room seem larger and much more inviting.

Fun and Tiny Playroom

Anyone who has a kid knows that space in the flat is never enough for a little explorer.

A box room can be transformed into a fun play area. Elements should be chosen to correspond to a child’s age but they should also offer a bit of versatility, increasing the lifespan of the room.

Multi-purpose pieces are a great choice (and they’re also awesome in a child’s bedroom). Pull-out furniture is also a suitable idea because it leaves enough space for play time. As far as storage is concerned, go vertical rather than horizontal. A wall can even be used to paint a game board – an additional space saver that will completely transform the experience.

A Few Bonus Ideas

As you can see, a box room can be so many different things. And we’ve barely scratched the surface of all the possibilities.

If you’re looking for an alternative suggestion, here are a few. A box room can be turned into a nursery for a baby, a dressing room, a creativity or hobby space, a perfectly organised utility room or even a workshop.

Do you have a certain concept that you really like but don’t know how to execute? Contact Home Guide and we’ll make it happen for you. Personalised projects that are tailored to one’s lifestyle are our forte – check out our residential portfolio to get a better understanding of our style and versatility.

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