It’s no secret that many homeowners are incorporating 70s style elements into their homes today. This can be seen in everything from furniture and decor to wall colors and lighting. While the 70s may not have been the most popular era when it comes to interior design, there are some elements of this decade that can still be used in a modern home without looking dated. In this blog post, we will discuss how to bring a touch of the past into the present with 70s interior lighting design!
Due to how ahead of their time some designs in the 70s were, incorporating them into homes with a modern style doesn’t look out of place, even some of the more dated designs can add a little contrast to your space, making it more interesting. And lighting is a great way to do this!
While many people think of the 70s as being all about disco and Macramé, it actually left long-lasting design influences. The lighting trends of this decade were particularly interesting, as they ranged from ultra-modern to super kitschy. So, whether you’re looking for a statement piece or something more subtle, there’s definitely a 70s lighting style that will suit your needs.
Some of the most popular lighting trends from the 70s include:
-Hanging lamps: These were all the rage in the 70s, and still are, after every decade, some design ques stay and mold into modern design. You can find them in a variety of styles, from funky to sophisticated.
-Floor lamps: Floor lamps were also popular in the 70s, and they can add a touch of elegance to any space.
-Table lamps: Table lamps come in a wide range of styles, making them perfect for any type of decor.
-Disco balls: If you’re looking for a truly unique lighting (hard to pull off and can get old fast)
If you’re going for a completely 70s look in your home, there are modern lamps and designs you can include without them looking out of place, just like we mentioned with 70s designs and modern homes, just in reverse.
A lamp like the Screen 70s pendant light is a lamp that very clearly takes it’s color inspirations from the decade of Disco. The warm brown and orange combination is something you’ll instantly recognize as being reminiscent of the late 70s. It’s a great way to add a touch of fun and whimsy to your home without going too over the top.
The Cane Screen XL Pendant Light is another lighting option that would be perfect for a 70s themed home. It’s natural material and shape of the screens is perfect for adding texture to an otherwise smooooth room. The light coming through the screens will also create interesting lighting effects in your home, which is perfect for setting the mood.
If you’re not looking for something so ‘in your face’ 70s, there are more modern lighting designs that still have touches of the decade. The ODYSSEY SM Wall Light is a perfect example of this. It has the warm brass tones that were popular in the 70s, but it’s also a very chic and modern design.
Giving an environment a 70s vibe isn’t as simple as a couple of shaggy carpets and orange curtains, but there are some things you should avoid, here are some common mistakes people make when going for a 70s look:
-Don’t go too crazy with color: While the 70s were all about bold and bright colors, you don’t want to go overboard when incorporating them into your home. A little bit of color goes a long way!
-Avoid tacky designs: The 70s were known for their kitschy designs, but don’t overdo it!
Stick to one or two statement pieces and keep the rest of your decor more subdued.
-Don’t forget about functionality: Just because something is stylish doesn’t mean it has to be impractical.
When choosing lighting for your home, make sure it’s something that you’ll actually use and enjoy!
You can go all out with a disco ball hanging in your living room or keep it more subtle with a hanging lamp in your bedroom, 70s are versatile!
We hope this post helped you light up your groovy room with some 70s-inspired lighting! If you have any questions or need help finding the perfect lighting for your home, feel free to contact us. We’re always happy to help!
Do you have any 70s lighting in your home? Let us know in the comments below!