Wanna Know How Your Trendy Home Decor Will Age? Look to These 'Model' Rooms of the 1970s

Consider—if you will—the fate of the trend, which is to fall dramatically from grace. For instance, these “model” interiors from the 1970s. Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!

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That first picture, for the record, is a dining room. It features, according to the accompanying caption, “a wood stove in a brick-lined arched nook, a table with three place settings, a samovar and mugs, a credenza with a small loom, a lamppost, three stools on casters, a jug misleadingly labelled ‘Hot Water’ which contains flowers, a serving plate of chicken and sausage, and a tin of bread sticks.”

Again, please note the inexplicable loom on the credenza. We cannot move on until you have fully processed the presence of a random loom on a random credenza.

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Perhaps you were looking for something a little more traditional. In that case you should opt instead for a table-scape of green and mustard yellow.

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Maybe you’d rather devote yourself to the kitchen. What if, instead of doing a backsplash or subway tiles, you echoed your linoleum pattern above your sink, as part of your open shelving?

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Maybe that’s not quite colorful enough, however. What if you did pink and green, plus a plaid wallpaper pattern, and finally, as the crowning achievement, a patterned ceiling? You have options, that’s my point.

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From to ubiquity to ignominy! Such is the future of shiplap and, indeed, all forms of reclaimed wood.

Senior Editor, Attic Haunter, Jezebel

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theotherkardashian
The Other Kardashian

I... Don’t hate them?

I’d never in a million years decorate my own home like this, but there are definitely elements I like... The low table and ottomans as dining chairs. Actually, I find the whole dining set up interesting. Not as a dining room, but maybe as a bar? And I love flamboyant kitchen floors and wallpaper... Not these prints specifically, but I do love a printed wallpaper.

Yeah, I dig it in a weird way