The decade of flares and disco remained at the core of fashion for what feels like forever, and when we’re looking for ways to uplift our outdated decor, seemingly it’s the go-to interior trend rounding out all of our vision boards. But what exactly does this trend constitute?  We take a look at the updated, more elegant elements.

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You don’t have to do too much research of ’70s trends to know that everything from rattan furniture to potted plants, geometric rugs, and bold color choices are your go-to’s. The secret to achieving the updated version of the ’70s trend is injecting eclecticism into our homes in a very subdued and modernized way.

Transform your space by seeing our favorite 70s trends — and the pieces to achieve them — below. 

1. Work in a lavish lighting fixture 

The generational shift of the ’70s gravitated toward mod-inspired lamps that opted for earthier hues such as beiges, browns, and warm oranges; while incorporating wooden, brass, or metal accents throughout. 

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2. Shift to this vintage-inspired plush sofa

The perfect combination of Mid-century and ’70s style, this sofa will add detailing and muted colors to your living room scheme. This lamp (opens in new tab) features pure structural shapes in a pecan polish among gold accents, attaches style to your home while delivering that most-sought-after ‘70’s eclectic-vibe as well. 

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3. Resort to this rattan rug

From rattan rugs to rattan chairs, this go-to material was everywhere in the ’70s, but how couldn’t it be? The natural material and stunning woven method add character and richness to rooms and are suitable for every style and aesthetic.  Add a focal point to your living room with the help of this stylish sofa (opens in new tab). Available in a slew of dark to neutral tones, each piece is made from the same velvet upholstery bound to give your space a moody vibe that’s very on-brand with the 70’s trend. 

4. Go green with this perfectly planted piece

Houseplants were at the height of popularity throughout the 1970s, and in the present day, they’re making a huge comeback. Whether you’re turning toward single leaves or multi-plant planters, we profoundly recommend fusing retro-greenery into any vacancy to leave your guests green with envy.  The perfect combination of style and durability, this jute and natural fiber rug (opens in new tab) brings home effortless sophistication. 

5. Bring forth modernized style with this statement piece

Throw pillows are an accessible way to bring forth regenerated ’70s style without putting in much effort. All you need is one (or two) fringe or textile piece with a slightly modernized color scheme, and you’ve hit the nail head-on.  This window décor (opens in new tab) combines the utility of a drapery rod with the beauty of potted plants for a piece of décor that displays greenery in your window with ease.  This vibrant throw pillow (opens in new tab) fuses various colors, designs, and compositions to suit any modern or even traditional décor aesthetic.