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November 11, 2020

30 Amazing Photos Capture People in Living Rooms in the 1970s

Commonly known as the “decade style forgot”, the 70s brought with it design innovations that are still making waves today. From artisan macrame wall hangings to ergonomic office chairs.

The ’70s furniture would often be laid with bold fabric patterns and colors. Bold designs and prints were also used profusely in other decor. Other design elements found in 1970s furniture and interior decorating included the use of the colors brown, purple, orange, and yellow, shag-pile carpet, textured walls, lacquered furniture, gaudy lampshades, lava lamps, and molded plastic furniture.

Another major aspect of 1970s furniture is the use of teak wood. Because of the popularity of wood in homes, dark color palettes also became more widely used as the 1970s progressed. In the mid-to-late 1970s, pine wood began to replace teak wood, and color palettes became even darker.

Take a look at these amazing vintage photos to see what living rooms looked like in the 1970s.


  1. yep-either a cigarette or a TV in every photo...sometimes both.

  2. Thanks for these awesome pix. I enjoyed them thoroughly

  3. Good stuff. Lots of adults seem unhappy in these "candids" but the kids are fine. Hmmmm...




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