Bring some vibrance, and neon, into your home decor with these looks inspired by 70s fashion.

This 3D geometric art piece is ideal for adding texture to your walls. Tuck in photos or art to change up the look. (Moe’s Home Victoria)

Global Views’ stunning art glass pairing in dewdrop-pink. (Available through Luxe Home Interiors)

Artifort’s Tulip lounge chair evokes images of opening petals for a punch of flower power. (Gabriel Ross)


They’re back! We’re talking about the 1970s, decade of the ultra-mod, madly bold and outrageously patterned. Fashion designers from Versace to Nicole Miller have revised the sensibility of the groove era and mixed in a bit of grunge. Those looks are now making their way from fashion runways in Paris, New York, Milan and Barcelona into ready-to-wear fashion and home furnishings and décor.

Look for bold patterns, shaggy faux furs in neon hues, tie-dyed and batiked soft furnishings, whimsically shaped sofas and chairs and plenty of groovy metal accents.

But 2019 is anything but matchy-matchy, so don’t be too reverent — go ahead and mix colours, patterns and textures. And why not? The 70s, after all, were a style mash-up of hippie, boho, punk and disco. 

Not feeling brave? You really don’t have to go over the top to get some 70s fun into your fashion and your home. Look for colourful throw pillows and drapes in swirling patterns, and pair with neutral furnishings and walls. Or add a shag area rug to bring a pop of retro into your contemporary style. But remember, the 1970s represented freedom and revolution, so don’t be afraid to go a bit far out with your home fashion.

Here is How to Get the Look!


2Inspired by Italian mid-century design, the Wright buffet features solid eucalyptus wood construction with a walnut veneer. (West Elm)

The spectacular Aria Gold Suspension chandelier is designed by celebrated architect Zaha Hadid and manufactured by lighting leader Slamp. (lightform.ca)

This 18 x 18-inch Mongolian sheepskin pillow in hot magenta pink is backed by genuine suede leather in a matching tone. (PillowDecor.com)

Designed by Luigi Gorgoni, this cocktail table features four movable tabletop quarter circles. (Roche Bobois Vancouver)  

Sink into the plushness of this Velvet Delaney chair in yummy chartreuse. More colours available. (Anthropologie )

The Carre ottoman combines the colours and swirling patterns of the 70s with a touch of the regal. (Major Interiors, Vancouver

The “grooves” of the Italian-designed ODEA sofa pick up on a 70s sensibility, combining it with a softly sophisticated design that would work in any era. (Roche Bobois Vancouver)


This article is from the September/October 2019 issue of YAM.