Celebrating crazy 1970’s decor

image from: http://www.retronaut.co/2012/02/encylopedia-of-home-improvement-1970/

I was born in the 1970’s, but I have to admit, that is the one decade that I find absolutely putrid in terms of interior design.

image from: http://1950satomicranchhouse.blogspot.com/2010/12/1970s-design-is-not-mid-century.html

Brown, orange, avocado, and yellow in god-awful, screaming loud patterns – YUCK!

image from: http://1950satomicranchhouse.blogspot.com/2010/12/1970s-design-is-not-mid-century.html

What were they thinking back then?

image from: http://w5ran.com/2010/07/vintage-70s-shag/

Pretty hideous stuff, even for us here at House Crazy. But if nothing else, the style of the ’70’s celebrated and embraced pure, outrageous F-U-N.

image from: http://www.retronaut.co/2012/02/encylopedia-of-home-improvement-1970/

So what the heck, let’s celebrate the decade of my birth – in design!

image from: http://www.retronaut.co/2012/02/encylopedia-of-home-improvement-1970/

The 1970’s gave us The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Clockwork Orange, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. What do all those iconic films have in common?


image from: http://www.skyscrapercity.com

Yes, they were all hugely focused on crazy.

(I was going to throw The Shining in there, but that didn’t come out until 1980. Jack Nicholson did crazy well.)

So it makes perfect sense that House Crazy Sarah was born in the decade of neurosis!

image from: http://www.retronaut.co/2012/02/encylopedia-of-home-improvement-1970/

I may as well just embrace it.

Gotta love those ever popular faux wood panel walls:

Chunky, colorful carpet was the bomb…

Heck, even in the bathroom…

image from: http://blog.hippiecouture.com/2009/05/that-70s-style-part-one.html

Yep, that is brown carpet in the loo!

Carpet, carpet everywhere…

And loud, obnoxious wallpaper…

image from: http://www.retronaut.co/2012/02/encylopedia-of-home-improvement-1970/

But how about those kitchens…

What’s not to love?

Of course, we’ll probably look back in 30 years and say of today’s design trends:

‘What were we thinking? Turquoise walls, straw rugs, and ceramic animal heads?!’












[Thanks to Marie for sending me some of the above sources!]

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