March 7, 2019

The 1970s Revival : Add these 9 interior products to your basket now.

The 1970s is well and truly back with us, and I for one could not be happier. Everything about this free spirited decade is well and truly for me. Rattan, curved shapes, bold colours and busy patterns are at the forefront of the revival; not to mention platform beds, uncomfortable looking lounge chairs and smoking trays. If you want to see what 70s interiors looks like when pieced together, just have a look at Bella Freud’s seedy apartment for the old BBC Television Centre. Today I’m taking a look at some of the pieces the highstreet have brought out in anticipation, but don’t forget to get searching on eBay for Marcel Breuer and Hans Wegner too…


1 // Ria Nightstand, Urban Outfitters, £149

For a very ‘70s-boho look, this nightstand from Urban Outfitters Ria collection features rounded edges and a looped linear design with a chevron-weave rattan drawer. I’ve just ordered two for our new abode.

2 // Aalto Pink Glass & Raffia Table Lamp, Oliver Bonas, £110

The perfect match for the Ria nightstand above, this curved pink glass lamp with rattan shade is the perfect ode to Aalto. The sleek silhouette was a hit when I featured it on my Instagram stories a few months ago so don’t delay with adding it to your bedroom.

3 // Black Rattan Lounge Chair, Rockett St George, £370

I’m obsessed with rattan and this lounge chair is absolutely ticking all the boxes for me. You could even pop it outside in the summer, layered with faux sheepskins, for a 70s interiors al-fresco look.

4 // Nogu Vintage Sunburst Rattan Mirror, La Redoute, £75

I bought the natural version of this rattan mirror for our living room makeover earlier this year and I’ve not looked back. The black version will add a contemporary touch to your 70s bohemian setup.

5 // Tiger Valet Tray by Jonathan Adler, W.A.Green, £68

If you don’t own a valet tray, you probably will do in the very near future. The emerald green and gold design is decadent, but the tiger adds some punch. It’s called pussy power, darling.

6 // Tracie Andrews Skyline Wall Art Print, Urban Outfitters, £29

It was love at first sight when I spotted this abstract art print is from Tracie Andrews. Andrews is a UK-based artist with a primary focus on illustration and I’m just a bit smitten.

7 // Velvet Cushion in ‘Chain of Fools’, Poodle & Blonde, £105

I’d hazard a guess that you probably want to know my favourite fabric from new interiors favourite Poodle & Blonde, so here it is. Chain of Fools features interlocking hexagons against a smooth block of colour. Those ginger hues are making me swoon and are pretty much just made for 70s interiors.

8 // Mid-Century Platform Bed, west elm, £999

A mid-century platform bed is pretty much an essential if you’re going for a seventies look. If it comes in Walnut, I want it.

9 // Orange Ceramic Vase, Oliver Bonas, £32

My final touch for today’s look is this orange ceramic vase decorated with hand-painted stripes in brown reactive glazes. Those colours, that pattern; it’s a winner.

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Emma Jane Palin is a freelance art consultant, interior stylist and multi-award-winning blogger residing in Margate, UK. She has worked with various home and lifestyle brands not limited to West Elm, Apple, John Lewis, Habitat, MADE, Caran D'Ache + No.3 Gin. Emma is also a regular contributor to Hunker where she writes about design trends and interior advice.

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