So, it’s been a little while since I ran a Wallpaper Wednesday post but that time has come to resurrect one of my favourite features. I’ve been writing this feature on and off for the last 5 years and it’s always met with a great response for those looking for wallpaper designs for their home. If you want to search back on previous wallpaper posts for ideas and inspirations just take a look here.
For today’s post let me introduce you to Wallpaper from the 70s, a vintage wallpaper site that will have you drooling. Now as a child of the 70s myself, (ahem yes I am that age), these designs definitely resonate with me on a deeper level, but they’ve also got a very contemporary look and feel that work well with today’s decor.
I’ve chosen some of my favourite vintage wallpapers from the site, let’s see if any of these are worthy of your next decorating project.
Esus is your typical 70s retro style wallpaper print, all wavy lines and muted earthy tones. Great for communal rooms or even the bedroom really, just style it up with similar tones in your soft furnishings or add a touch of orange or pink to really offset the hues. .
For those that need something a little more subtle, this one is the perfect answer. I actually have this design, or something very similar in our youngest daughter’s bedroom, so whilst nodding to the retro style, it’s also very contemporary and quite Nordic in styling too.
Whilst this design sits perfectly in the 70s era, it’s also quite glamorous and fits beautifully into a more modern, contemporary home. The geometric shaping and gold accents allow it to be used seamlessly in decadent scheme oozing style and charm.
Dusares is much more your typical 1970s style wallpaper design with curves and larger waves, blending earthy tones and warm accents. Perfect for a statement wall in any room, or be bold and daring and add it to the whole room, which is much more on-trend this year. If you love a mid-century modern look then this design is ideal for you and your home.
I haven’t chosen anything too loud and bold from the vintage wallpaper collection but have a gander around the site if you want something more brash. This one, Romana is a typical 70s design and something that I remember quite vividly from my childhood. The repeating fan shaped flower in rich, muted tones on a cream background lends itself to many decorating schemes and is ideal if you want a mid-century feel but don’t want the design to overpower the rest of the room. Again it’s available in different colourways if you want to experiment with a few samples before making up your mind.
So, there you go, what do you think of the vintage wallpaper collection? Are you surprised by just how on-trend a lot of these designs really are? Whilst they are completely indicative of the 70s designs I grew up with, they’re also very ‘now’, and really don’t look out of place in a contemporary home or a mid-century modern designed space.
Images courtesy of Wallpapersfromthe70s.com