home: trend [ 70s ]

home: trend [ 70s ]

There was some incredible design and style to come out of the seventies – it wasn’t all bad bell bottoms and glitter, but the design mentality of the midcentury continued, evolved and produced slick but funky interior design, luxury and a lot about comfort and relaxing – think low level seating, sumptuous throws, endless cushions, fabric on walls, even padded walls… dinner partying in the home and cocktail evenings or ‘soirées’ were becoming all the rage so creating the right home environment was key.

Fast forward to present day and a lot across the current high street has taken inspiration from the styles, patterns, furniture silhouettes and luxurious feel.

The colour palette to stick to should include neutral creams and beiges with rust, red, mustard and green tones. For a modern approach keep things quite minimal with not overlaying too many strong patterns as they would have done in the 70s.

Hunt on eBay, in markets and at car boots for pottery, ceramics and homewares of the era to bring in the right details but also high street favourites Habitat and Dunelm have some great modern equivalents.

Picture guide

Top row :

‘Biba’ Cushion £28 House Of Fraser / Rug from £44.99 Very / H K Living Bowls £31.13 Trouva

Middle row :

Leaf Dish £16 Dunelm / Cushion £20 Urban Outfitters / ‘Flynn’ Sofa £2300 Habitat

Bottom row :

Vase £17.50 (sale) Habitat / Chair £229 CultFurniture / Curtain £103.50 Maison Du Monde

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home: featured [ Argos ]

home: featured [ Argos ]

High street giant Argos is definitely one to put on the list for great homeware and furniture.

With Habitat and Sainsburys Homeware under their belt and their own great home designs, the range of products to choose from is vast and offering great design, on trend pieces, super value and ample choice.

Industrial, Green and Faux Planting all feature in their new season collection and it’s easy to create entire room styling solely from them, from the sofa and shelving down to the ceramics and cushions.

There’s even same delivery on some products!

To make it even more appealing there’s even more all under the same (virtual) roof to help you out – from toasters and kettles, mattresses to fridges and even all you need for the garden too!

home: featured [ La Redoute ]

home: featured [ La Redoute ]

Take a look across the broad range of homeware and furniture at La Redoute with up to 50% off.

We’ve picked out our top features from their sale but explore and find products for every room.

Fancy a new look for the lounge? New crockery for the kitchen? New bedding for a better night sleep? The discounts are large and the style, quality and design is perfect.

The all time favourite Afaw rug is in the sale, lots of great midcentury inspired pieces and the best indoor planters across the high street.

home: event [ West Elm sale ]

home: event [ West Elm sale ]

Definitely one of the best Christmas events to head towards – the winter sale at West Elm.

Get up to 60% off across all departments and get some bargain furniture and homewares for your home for the new year.

home: featured [ Map Stores ]

home: featured [ Map Stores ]

Explore beautiful lifestyle and homeware shop Map Stores, and discover perfect gifts for Christmas, wonderful homewares for the home and a collection of products that all work very well together!

Stocking products from great brands including Bloomingville and House Doctor, there’s plenty to choose from, even gorgeous original art work.

Last orders for Christmas on 21st December.

home: featured [ Cissywears ]

home: featured [ Cissywears ]

Home to a beautifully curated selection of homewares (and lovely stuff for babies and children), there’s an awful lot to love at Cissywears.

Gorgeous minimal design, ethical and morally sourced pieces, a lot of midcentury style to fill your home, and something to make every room unique.

There’s everything from blankets and throws to wall hangings and prints. There’s ceramics for the kitchen and dining, and lovely tableware for the kids that you’ll want to use too. Fall in love with a few carefully selected items of furniture, keep warm in gorgeous to touch quality bedding in the best shades of colour or simply stock up on incredible scents of candles for your home and for gifting.

home: featured [ Zara Home ]

home: featured [ Zara Home ]

With every animal print you can imagine being worked into fashion design, across the high street, it was inevitable that it would also feature strongly in homeware design too.

We headed Zara Home and discovered the brand who has sell out animal pieces in their clothing collections, also has some key pieces in homeware using patterns inspired by zebras, leopards and snakes.

The bathroom, bedroom and lounge are all catered for.

Head to Zara Home now