Question by  sonny23 (16)

What are some of the basic style staples from 1970's decorating?

I am doing a research paper on the influence of 1070's decorating on today's style. Can you help me by providing some basics for me.


Answer by  lou (792)

Decorating styles of the 1970's included contrasting and loud colors. Avocado green and bright orange were very common. Bean bag chairs and bead curtains were also very popular. In addition, no room was complete without long shag carpeting.


Answer by  beck (1099)

By the mid-1970's the decorating scene was experimenting with bold, bright colors often in large, striking patterns. Oranges and greens, bright golds and pinks were put together in some wild designs. Of course there were the lava lamps and shag carpet, modern plastic molded furniture, and avocado green appliances in the kitchen. It was a time for fun in decorating.


Answer by  mannersandsuch (1796)

Funky and futuristic, bright colors and round shapes in unusual places characterize 1970's decor. The circle chair is a decor staple of the 70's and is extremely comfortable. It should defiantly make a comeback. Plastic was all the rage during 70's and bold colors and prints were popular. Lime green, orange, pink and purple made wild color combinations,


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

Every bright color, especially orange, was popular in the 1970's. Orange shag carpets were a decorating staple. Everyone had a lava lamp with moving globs of purple and reds and bright blues. Bean bag chairs were a staple in most living rooms and bedrooms. Large colorful ceramic ashtrays were popular, since most people smoked back then!


Answer by  Aya (797)

If you want a word for the seventies, it's tacky, followed closely by bright. Think about bright colors like orange, lemon yellow, and lime green (even for the carpet and the walls).

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