try this trend: the seventies

yesterday i posted on my obsession with caramel covered sofas (soo good) so thought it only be right to do a big reveal on the trend behind it. i think you know what i’m hinting at… the mega groovy decade – the 70’s! this era is back in all its flare bottomed goodness, especially in fashion. while a few aspects of this decade have been growing in popularity over the past year it seems like now it’s blasting at full force, and i’m going to admit to you all i can dig it, man.

via we are scout

let me be clear though, this is not your great aunt dorothy’s seventies with wall-to-wall wood paneling and mustard colored shag carpet up to your ears. you won’t find any feathered perms or polyester here. this seventies is all about being cool; a californian bohemian with a love for nature and simple comforts. it draws on a lot of textures and tones from nature and some bold color clashes. while the original look was a lot more rustic this contemporary reinterpretation feels sophisticated, especially when you add in metallics, woods such as teakwood and some 70’s style vases.

via emily henderson

there are so many different elements of this style. rattan and cane furniture is a huge component of the seventies style, especially like this hanging chair. layer in lots of plants, earthy colors and hides on the the floors and throws for a cozy living space, via design*sponge

 via mydomaine

wood paneling can make a nice accent, like this planked wood ceiling, via design*sponge

you can achieve the look by mixing layered afghan-inspired patterns and natural fiber rugs on the floor with a colorful plush velvet sofa, via we are scout. when it comes to this style, a little can go a long way!

think you need some shagadelic (baby, oh yeah!) goodness in your life? create the look with a few main elements that i’ve compiled below:

get the look seventies-03

1. boho hanging chair | 2. planter shelf | 3. macrame wall hanging | 4. shag rug | 5. brass pendant | 6. rattan bar cart | 7. caramel leather sofa | 8. shag pillow | 9. metallic glassware | 10. pouf

what do you think of the seventies trend? would you try some of these looks for yourself?

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