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Feeling like you’ve been born in the wrong era? If you can’t get enough of disco balls, bellbottoms and  home interiors that incorporate 50 shades of orange, you must be a seventies child at heart!  Guest writer Janine Saal found five 70s styles to incorporate into your home for a funkadelic space.

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1. PLASTIC

The 70’s brought along the introduction of plastic furniture which in that day was fairly untempered territory. With this innovation, came along the companies like Kartell, which have the classic styles of furniture that is reminiscent of that era; the colours, the style and the material.

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2. THE SHAG CARPET

The Interiors of the 70’s had serious strong characters. For the contemporary homeowner of today it could come across as a bit overbearing but most things can be incorporated beautifully and the shag carpet is one example of that. Depending on the colour and shape, it can compliment your interior without being overbearing. Plus it adds extra luxury and cosiness to the space. Think neutral colours in a shape that compliments the space

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3. LARGE PAINTINGS

Many a house hold in the UK and South Africa had one or more versions of the artist Tretchikoff paintings in their homes.

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It was considered in the era as something that was quite distasteful but today it is the epitome of the period style and a well sought after item in a home that values the attributes that Tretchikoff brought to the 70’s.

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4. BOLD CURVES AND FLORALS

Another strong element that was very prevalent in the 70’s is the curves or their wall paper, furniture and fashion. Today is can make a quite groovy contribution to a small space or a big space that wants to add more depths and character. St Leger & Viney have a myriad of options to choose from for your wall paper desires.

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5. LEGGY FURNITURE

Legged furniture was the furniture of choice in during the period. It made a statement from the bookstand, the chairs, tables and they came in a vartiety of sizes. Along with the legged furniture pieces, brass was also a big feature. One can incorporate both into your space to not only give it that aesthetic but also fit in seamlessly into the living space where old meets new.

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If you’re battling to find yourself some leggy furniture click through to MRPHome here – they have great steals to sink your teeth in.

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Deco guest writer Janine is a CPUT graduate and loves anything and everything to do with design and décor. Her passion lies in helping the everyday reader to understand the wide world of interior design. Currently she is working for Collaboration in Woodstock where her passion meets execution. She is a yogi in the morning, a designer by day and writer/avid series fanatic at night. You can follow her on Instagram too.


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