1. Geometry matters
From patterned wallpaper to bulbous sofas in sunken living rooms, the 1970s was all about geometry. Bold shapes, whether dramatically curved or precision-sharp, dominated the era – and we’re seeing a resurgence of these simple yet striking forms all over social media.
A modern take on the simple shapes of 70s design informed our latest creation, the R410. Sleek, decisive lines and exquisite attention to detail means the integrated system is a product made to be seen – and the perfect focal point for a retro-inspired living room.
2. Embrace earth tones
Nothing screams ‘1970s’ more than rich, earthy colour schemes. Inject a little warmth into your home with an autumnal palette of browns, reds, and oranges.
You don’t need to repaint entire walls, either. An artfully placed throw cushion or eye-catching print is a fun, non-committal way to add a splash of colour to any room, and works well for those bolder shades of orange and red.
You can probably be a little more liberal with brown tones as they’re more neutral and less likely to overpower than more striking colours. That’s not to say that they won’t make an impact – our beloved R2 Smart Music System certainly packs a punch with its Espresso lacquer and Walnut grille…
3. Natural beauty
The look of the seventies was defined by bringing the outside in. You can achieve that free spirited look by shopping for accessories made from natural materials – think dark woods, woven raffia, jute rugs, and textured macramé wall hangings.
Nature can even be found in the places you might not expect, such as your home entertainment setup. Despite coming with all the modern trappings you need from an integrated music system (a powerful processor, hi-res audio streaming, HDMI ARC/eARC connectivity… need we go on?), our new R410 has the beauty of the natural world at its core.
The hand-crafted grille and cabinet are engineered from sustainable woods that are expertly spliced and recomposed. The resulting material closely resembles slow-growing hardwoods, but with the added benefit of true ecological credentials – and it looks absolutely stunning, if we say so ourselves.
4. Be selective
They say style is circular – but that doesn’t mean every trend deserves a revival. Leave your nan’s chintzy armchair covers in the past where they belong and adopt the parts of 70s styling that you love.
See also: carpeted bathrooms, feathered haircuts, and novelty chart-toppers.