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Stuart Graham 70s style…

That 70s style…

Huge televisions? Check. Statement stone fireplaces? Check. Patterned wallpaper? Check.

From shag carpets and bean bags to lava lamps and wood panelling, 70s-style decor is back in full force.

And it seems that the nostalgic throwback to interiors of the era s being driven by a search for comfier home spaces filled with colour and character.

“From its warm, earthy palette to its connection with the outdoors, the style cues of this era are renowned for inviting a welcoming, familiar atmosphere into the home,” says the team at Stuart Graham.

“Providing the perfect dose of nostalgia, the 70s style helps create a sense of escapism that many of us now seek from our homes. The recent 70s revival has reintroduced this nostalgic trend with a contemporary edge, curating the era’s most iconic design features.”

Here, the team shares how to introduce some 70s flair into your home.

Choose warm, earthy tones

“Earthy hues such as terracotta, moss greens, and clay tones ensure your space remains inviting and liveable, which were key elements of 70s homes. Warmer shades have a cocooning effect when used on larger furnishings and finishes such as statement sofas and walls. So, why not reupholster a sofa in on-trend bouclé finishes rich in 70s tones for a similarly welcoming feel? Alternatively, complement a warmer base colour upon your walls with window dressings finished in nature-inspired patterns and earthy palettes for a snippet of character and interest.”

Introduce natural materials into your home

“The rise of biophilic design, which sees us forging a connection between our indoor spaces and nature, has contributed to the 70s revival, with natural finishes a key element of the trend. For large furnishings, opt for wood, rattan, and distressed metal finishes that ensure nature remains the centrepiece. Pair with fabrics finished in olive greens and lighter sage tones to earthy terracotta hues for a coherent nod to the outdoors throughout.”

Mix and match patterns and prints

“Whilst adopting the 70s trend, ensure your space remains suitably contemporary with clean, flowing lines and a mix of classic and contemporary styles. Curved finishes are both on-trend and perfect for ensuring your space flows, not just upon large furnishings and architecture but within your fabrics, too. Don’t be afraid to combine various finishes such as curved geometrics or Aztec-inspired patterns in 70s colourways with contemporary weaves and complementary plains upon curved furnishings, creating a balanced scheme. Add a touch of glamour with small-scale jacquards presenting semi-shine qualities finished in nostalgic 70s hues such as burnt coppers and ruby tones.”

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