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That 70’s Home: 5 Trends Making A Comeback Today

Disco may be dead, but the
spirit of the 1970s is not. In
homes all across the country,
people are adding their own splash of
‘70s style in updated, modern ways.
Here are five current top decorating
trends that have an unmistakable ‘70s


From dip dyed wall hangings to
simple plant hangers, macramé is
coming back in a big way. Whether
you purchase these items already
made or you enroll in a class to
make them yourself, macramé offers
an easy way to add texture and an
artistic touch to your home.

The blazing orange walls of
the ‘70s may not be back anytime
soon, but homeowners are again
using more dynamic colors to define
the insides of their home. In fact,
Sherwin-Williams has named a
bold, jewel-toned blue-green color,
Oceanside SW 6496, as its 2018
color of the year. “This trendy color
is perfect for a ‘70s palette,” said Sue
Wadden, director of color marketing
at Sherwin-Williams. “The complex
collision of deep blue and green in
this color is somewhat grounding for
more vibrant colors in a ‘70s-inspired
palette. You can use large doses of it
on the walls and then add brighter
pops of color with orange or green
a la Sherwin-Williams Amber Wave
SW 6657 or Avocado SW 2861 on
throw pillows and blankets.”

Yes, shag is more than an Austin
Powers euphemism. It’s also a
resurgent design trend. Homeowners
frequently purchase these cozy rugs
for children’s areas like nurseries and
playrooms. Whether sheepskin or
conventional textiles, a shag rug is
something you’ll go out of your way
to walk across.

A staple in sun porches for
generations, wicker furniture is
making a big comeback this year,
from headboards and chairs to mirror
frames. Available in a wide array of
colors and shades, wicker can be used
to create the perfect centerpiece in
your bedroom, living room or, yes,
even your porch.

In the 1970s, people believed
that there was no such thing as too
many plants in their home. This
affection for indoor greenery is back,
and homeowners have revitalized
confidence in their green thumbs.
From large potted plants in the
corner to hanging basket plants,
green living is in and people are
loving the opportunity to create an
urban oasis of their own.

From fresh colors and plants to
wicker and wool, the ‘70s are back
this year, and this modernized trend
is defining homes across the country.
Now is the time to experiment, so
swing down to your local paint or
furniture store and find the perfect
‘70s accent that fits your style.

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