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.