A 1970's Decor Kitchen
Decorating your kitchen with a
70's theme is getting more popular every day.
Here are a few things you can do to get the look in your kitchen and
how you can display your groovy collectibles!
Colors, Themes and Collectibles
Flowers in yellow, orange, red, hot pink and other bright primary
colors. Spread the flower love around the home, kitchen -- or
you! Accessories make it easy to change your look on a small
Get a quick dash of color with towels or curtains. Throw pillows for your couch or bedroom can add a
lot of impact. Use either flower-shaped pillows or prints.
Try flowers on magnets or stickers for your
fridge, on your kitchen
wall clocks, tea towels or
Look for collectible tumblers with daisy prints on the glass or coffee
cups, just like
Owls and Forest Friends
These were a popular part of the 'natural kitchen' themes. Colors
this theme would be avocado or moss green, mission brown (dark),
reddish browns (rust),
orange and mustard
Look for wall hangings, salt and pepper shakers and kitchen canisters.
Add a hanging plant like pathos or spider plants. They help clean
the air and are fairly easy to grow. Put them in your macrame
The 'natural' trend is
responsible for much maligned dark wood paneling, cabinets and dark
walls in kitchens.
Hanging plants added to the dank
cave feel in smaller kitchens.
If you are giving your kitchen a
1970's remodel, I would pass on the
dark wood. Instead, try painting your cabinets in harvest yellow
or lime green (or both). Or perhaps just keep them white.
change your mind about your kitchen color scheme white goes with
everything. And keep the hanging plants, they're good for you and
they go with everything too!
New curtians and kitchen linens are an inexpensive and fast way to give
your kitchen a 70's makeover. Look for kitchen towels with
macrame tops you can attach to your green fridge or orange stove.
Country kitchen themes have been popular since the beginning of
time. In the 70's this decor theme took
the form of 'old fashioned', country kitchens. Think
homesteading, growing your own food and 'putting up' your harvest with
canning or freezing.
Farm items were popular
decorative items and if these items could still be put to good use in
the kitchen even better.
included old milk jugs (filed with straw flowers you grew
yourself), vintage spice or kitchen tins and washboards.
There were lots of new designs made to look like 1890's advertising
art. Grains and dried beans decorated the walls. Colors
were mainly earth tones with a little bit of hippie Emporium thrown in.
Handmade ceramics in simple forms and natural colors were very
poplar. You had to actually go to a craft fair (or a
Renaissance Faire) to find these things. Today you can go online
and find the same thing on an artist's home page -- and help support a
fellow American get through our current hard times!
Handmade Especially Macrame
Hand made items were popular and very practical in those hard economic
An enormously popular
during the 1970's was macrame. Every
mom seemed to be
making macrame plant hangers, pot holders, covers or jewelry.
Many were macrame pieces were embellished with seashells, carved wood
organic looking ceramic beads woven into the design. Look for
them in thrift shops and garage sales or just
make new ones yourself.
Hanging plants were popular, what better way to clean the air
indoors? Put your plant in a container that's either green,
or white and use a huge macrame hanging sculpture.
1970's Kitchen Colors to Use
Chrome and silver were also popular. Add a stick-on mirror square
your wall. Mirrors add light and can make a small space feel
Crazy geometric patterns and stripes
round out the palette.
Don't be afraid to experiment with different colors!