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1970s Design Trends That Are Still Popular Today

Many decor styles that were born in the 70s are still popular today. From macramé to velvet to even disco balls, these modern designs are still grooving after 50+ years.

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Photo: Nicole Franzen, Architecture By: Martha Picciotti of Picciotti Design. From: Jette Creative.


In case you haven't heard, crafting is cool again, and the art of macramé, which was popular in the '70s, has had a huge revival in recent years. From hanging wall art to planters, we say yes way to macramé as a throwback trend.

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Photo: Bruce Damonte

Disco Balls

The most '70s of '70s design trends: disco balls! Bring this nostalgic decor piece from the dance floor to the family den to add a little glimmer to your space. Even when not displayed prominently, disco balls make for a really cool lighting effect, perfect for taking whimsical interior photos.

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Photo: DRufer Photography LLC. From: Raegan Ford.

Brass Animal Accents

A perfect item to scoop up at antique stores, brass and gold accent animals, especially birds or flowers, channel the '70s. Designer Raegan Ford paired delicate gold swans with rougher materials, like geodes and glass beads, to style this coffee table.

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Photo: Rob Sanderson / Play Associates


Terrazzo was a popular flooring material in the 1970s, and today, the material is gaining popularity as countertops, furniture and decor accents. This trend-forward London kitchen designed by Play Associates features emerald green cabinets, metallic gold accents and Dzek's white Marmoreal, a large aggregate terrazzo designed by Max Lamb.

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