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Five Instagram accounts to follow for feel-good Seventies interiors vibes

Five Instagram accounts to follow for feel-good Seventies interiors vibes

A fan of shag pile carpets and avocado bathrooms? Turn back the clock for inspiration from the disco decade.

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ByNatalie Wall27 August 2021T

hink the 1970s is the decade that taste forgot? Think again. While the era certainly had its fair share of questionable trends — we’re looking at you, artex ceilings and carpeted bathrooms — there was also a sense of playfulness and fun, reflected in home design.

From the joyful, nature-inspired colour palette of burnt orange, mustard yellow and olive green through to the touchy-feely fabrics and social seating arrangements — the 70s was all about a hopeful optimism for the future (something we can all relate to right now).

So here are five Instagram accounts to follow for 70s interiors inspo — shag pile carpet optional:

@whinniewilliams

If Elvis Presley’s Graceland was in Margate, this is what it’d look like. Singer-turned-designer Whinnie always wows with her eye for a second hand bargain in her dreamy location house by the sea.

Five Instagram accounts to follow for feel-good Seventies interiors vibes

@70shousemanchester

Estelle’s whole home is a homage to the disco decade (her bathroom even has mirror balls suspended from the ceiling).

Plus, she sells vintage-style vinyl so you can get the look, too.

@untillemonsrsweet

Mixing old with new, interior designer Natasha expertly shows us how to make retro feel ‘right now’ — and that you don’t have to go all out 70s to tap into the trend.

@vintage____visions

Ben’s carefully putting the authentic 70s detail back into his home, one electric fireplace at a time.

We’re here for that colour palette and attention to detail.

@savagehouse1970

Wood panelling? Check. House plants aplenty? Check. Autumnal colour palette? Oh yes.

We’re constantly California dreamin’ about Laura’s midcentury shack, designed by Fred Blecksmith.