The way you decorate your home considers how you engage with and experience a space, as it is a genuine reflection on you. A visually pleasing, peaceful and clean home can benefit your mood. Whether that is feeling relaxed or euphoric from a memory. Seventies style homeware does just that.
Homeware sales have been flourishing since the covid-19 pandemic, with many home renovation transformations and small business’ going viral. As many are spending so much more time in their own homes, the homeware market is responsible for finding comfort in them. Although clothing brands, such as Zara and H&M, released their homeware brands in the 2000s, the demand for beautiful products has grown since then. Seen in the graph below is the evidence of this in recent years.
Much like fashion, homeware sees trends come and go. Interestingly, fashion and homeware trends tend to be consistent. Currently, there is a seventies takeover in our wardrobes and our homes. The age of boho and disco is back and better than ever.
No wonder it’s back. With people desperate to switch up their same four walls, 70s loud and exciting homeware certainly does the trick. Except, this time, with a little nostalgia to emphasise the feel-good element. The homeware trends at the heart of 70s are timeless.
Let’s take a look at the creativity and tranquility 70s homeware can bring.
Geometric shapes and repetitive patterns have been part of home decor for centuries. The pattern can find a place in any room, whether that’s bathroom tiles or a statement rug. With geometric homeware in any form being so accessible, they are also available in every colour palette imaginable. Meaning it is never too late to add excitement to your home with repetitive shapes. The predictive nature of geometric patterns adds a pleasant, calming influence to most rooms. Also, the pattern effortlessly transforms dated too modern.
A very current homeware trend is scallops. This delicate effect adds an inviting and comforting feel to any room enabling relaxation. As well as this, It instantly adds more personality to home decor, giving your chosen room a playful feel. Interior designer Sophie Conran claims “Its gently undulating waves soften and bring prettiness and charm to almost everywhere around the home, from bowls to bed linen, napkins and planters.” Shell-inspired chairs are everywhere and no one is complaining when searching for the one to fit their homes aesthetic. This seventies homeware trend screams ‘oh I do like to be beside the seaside.’
The classic woven rattan texture is instantly recognisable, highly sophisticated and guaranteed to look on-trend for years to come. The furniture embodies modern minimalism which everyone is falling head over heels for right now. As well as the strong material guaranteed to remain good as new, rattan is a sustainable and eco-friendly, which all consumers desire. This timeless style of furniture will always offer a beautiful contrast and represent the nostalgia that is the 70s.
Tinted glass has the 70s written all over it. The retro-inspired glass is is on the ascent in the world of interiors, lending a warmer and softer energy to your glassware. Not only are they in trend, you will never have to worry about tarnishes as they are naturally disguised. Whether in the form of a wine glass, lamp shade or candle holder, tinted glass is the way forward.
A minimalist way to give any room the wow factor: colour blocking. It’s easy, trendy and gives you creative freedom on a budget. Make two colours you want to work together, work. Colour blocking has no rules. You can even give the illusion of homeware items such as headboards for your bed. When done right, colour blocking can be elegant, put-together and admired. Add contrast and up-cycle dated decor with this seventies style homeware trend.
By Sofia Wells