70s Influence

As in fashion, 70’s style has recently blown up in the interiors world. For those of you who lived through that decade, you probably have memories of brown everything, with swirls thrown in at every direction in your home – not the interior dream.

This means that we can finally say goodbye to monochrome – a clean, easy to execute trend, but one without much character.

What are the key features in 70’s décor? Warm hues (see http://camerich.co.uk/view/warm-tones), in the form of brown, red, terracotta, orange and dark yellow – imagine a world through a sepia filter. Plush, low seating areas, warm wood finishes, plants – think fern bars (see http://camerich.co.uk/view/outside-inside), psychedelic prints, and large flower motifs were also the defining features of the decade.

Whilst we are in no way advocating turning your home into a 70s throwback, there are plenty of ways to incorporate the trend into your home in a subtle, stylish way, which will spruce up your home.

We’ve already covered the Conversation Pit (see http://camerich.co.uk/view/the-conversation-pit), and although it may be too much of an investment to dig a hole in the middle of your living room, a similar feel can be achieved with a U-shape sofa.

Towards the right shows the Freetown sofa arranged around our two Era coffee tables, beneath a double height large skylight. This creates a modern, open take on the Conversation Pit, a far throw from the hippy lounging space of the 70’s, yet just as inviting and cosy.

The height of modernity in the 70’s exhibits a wide selection of bubble like, rounded, chunky furniture – a far throw away from formal, high wing-backed lounge chairs of the post war decades.

Next, find our most popular range – the Lazy Time. Whilst a perfect adaptation when considering the 70’s interior look, it is versatile enough to work in any home – as proven by the wide range of customers who choose to purchase this particular style. This fully removable covers, you can restore your Lazy Time sofa to its original glory, regardless of how many 70s hedonistic/lavish parties that you may throw. As a contrast to the pristine artist’s home above, the below look steals more from the 70’s than just a cosy sofa – take note of the deep rich natural wood tones, mixed with beige, brown and orange. 

The look is kept simple without using the notorious 70’s pattern, but rather focusing on colour and the comfortable low seating of the Era. 

The often overlooked, but beautifully detailed Eric chair in leather is perfect when considering a modern 70s revamp – with its extremely low and comfortable seat, yet clean lines, it really adds to the look. Whilst there are several accents of grey in this look, the 70’s vibe is achieved through the bright accents of colour, the natural materials – the wood panelling, and the low, warm lighting.

How to get the look in the bedroom, without becoming overwhelmed with large swirls of radical colour? Make a feature wall in a beautiful textured wood, whilst accenting with our Arc low backed lounge in the striking Pumpkin fabric.

Whilst seating was always low, storage always sat on high, lean legs. Chances are that you no longer own a rectangular box of a TV, a console with storage has its uses in a living space.

Our Stilts sideboards come in combinations of striking dark red lacquer and black wood, as well as in Walnut or Walnut and Black, or Walnut and camel lacquer – the colours are able to instantly transform the look of your room, as well as providing that all-needed storage space. Even the burgeoning design pioneers of the 60’s and 70’s – the Eames’ were seen with beautiful, angular, open storage units in their revered home:

How to get the look in the bedroom, without becoming overwhelmed with large swirls of radical colour? Make a feature wall in a beautiful textured wood, whilst accenting with our Arc low backed lounge in the striking Pumpkin fabric.

Whilst seating was always low, storage always sat on high, lean legs. Chances are that you no longer own a rectangular box of a TV, a console with storage has its uses in a living space.

Last, but not least – lighting. Whilst this has been and always will be one of the most important things to consider when decorating your home, some of our most beloved lamp styles were invented in the 60s and 70s – think the Arc lamp, pendant lighting, and an entire array of bauble and round forms of lamp to adorn our homes with. Whilst still a trend, it is one that hasn’t really escaped any particular era, but rather become an integral part of our home living.

The original Arc lamp, below is a timeless piece, and has been adapted many times over, and yet it continues to be relevant – you can see a modern lamp shade arched over our Freetown sofa.

By Milda Narmontaite

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