Shop the '70s

Embrace the decade of flares and disco with vintage-inspired design and homewares, all designed to give your home a retro feel

70s inspired living room by made.com
(Image credit: Made.com)

Looking for design inspiration? Pay homage to the decade of flares and disco with vintage designs to give your home a retro-inspired vibe. 

1. Opt for a retro sofa in an earthy shade

spring green 70s inspired sofa by Living it up

Theo deep padded retro sofa (opens in new tab) in Spring Green, £1,080, Living it Up

(Image credit: Living it Up)

2. Experiment with coloured glassware 

brown orange glass vase by amara

Large Menu Troll glass vase (opens in new tab) in Amber, £60, Amara 

(Image credit: Amara)

3. Choose chairs with a distinctly 70s feel

lime green fabric dining chair by danetti

Zilo fabric dining chair (opens in new tab) in lime green, £69, Dane

(Image credit: Danetti)

4. For an easy fix, consider cushions with a bold, 70s print

orla kiely flower cushion with white, pink and red tones available at and shine

Orla Kiely 70s frilly flower Persimmon cushion (opens in new tab), £35, And Shine 

(Image credit: And Shine)

5. Embrace geometric prints

70s insired wallpaper with orange and white repeat pattern by wallpaper direct

Forma geometric wallpaper in Paprika (opens in new tab), £41 per roll, Wallpaper Direct 

(Image credit: Wallpaper Direct)

6. Add life to your space

broste copenhagen almas kruka hanging flowerpot available at royal design

Broste Copenhagen Almas Kruka M hanging flowerpot (opens in new tab) in Magnet, £27, Royal Design 

(Image credit: Royal Design)

7. Incorporate a statement piece into your space

patterned hanging rattan bowl chair in natural by out there interiors

Patterned hanging ratan bowl chair (opens in new tab) in natural, £625, Out There Interiors

(Image credit: Out There Interiors)

8. Use lighting to create atmosphere

oversized bow floor lamp in matt black by made.com

Bow oversize floor lamp in matt black (opens in new tab), £99, Made.com 

(Image credit: Made.com)

9. Invest in timeless Mid-century inspired furniture

mid century sideboard in solid eucalyptus and acaia veneer by west elm

(Image credit: West Elm)

Looking for more quirky design inspiration?

Emily is senior art editor on Real Homes magazine and has been designing the magazine for over 11 years. Some might say the magazine is her third baby. When she's not designing the pages of the magazine, Emily's either out walking her cockapoo or dreaming up new ways to update the home she shares with her husband and two teenage boys. She's not sure the boys appreciate her interior style, though. Her eldest recently told her he just wants a 'normal' bedroom – she was only trying to add some artwork to his bare grey walls…

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