If you want to change the interior of your home this year and are looking for something different, you can take it back to a period you admire.
New mum Becky Morris transported her one-bedroom apartment in Manchester city center to the 1970s by decorating it with mahogany furniture and psychedelic wallpaper.
The 29-year-old’s time capsule home shows off her love of warm, bright colors, creating a mid-century masterpiece.
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Becky, who is a hairstylist and even drives a mustard Fiat 500, shares her interior design journey on Instagram – @myretrodecor – where she has more than 11,000 vintage followers, reports the Mirror.
She said: “I’m obsessed with color because I love how it can set the tone and mood of a room. Bright, warm colors feel good to me, so I fill them with my house, especially in winter.
“I’m completely drawn to oranges and yellows, teak woods and bold patterns and the 70s were a great time for that, I think that’s where my passion was born.
“The 70s were a great time not only for interiors but also for music, fashion, furniture and architecture. I love reading books on these subjects and watching documentaries to learn more about them, and c was my starting point.
“I started to put my thoughts together on what I wanted and also what I could do with the space I have here at home.
“I’m always looking for inspiration.”
Becky recommends a documentary she watched recently called “Eames: The Architect and the Painter” for anyone interested in mid-century design.
And she advises visiting chain furniture stores alongside vintage and charity shops, with some of her homewares bought from IKEA.
“Plus, I like to mix the new with the old. A lot of modern retailers like to go back to classic designs or give things a modern twist,” she added.
“IKEA is great at creating mid-century replicas. So if you’re looking for a specific look, don’t overlook modern stores; you’d be surprised at what they have to offer.”
Mum-of-one says people shouldn’t be afraid of clashing patterns, which is how she got her notepad’s groovy look, and admits she’s an ‘addict’ patterned wallpaper.
She said: “When it comes to recreating interiors from the 60s and 70s, I think the wallpaper is the first thing to go. I’ve changed the wallpaper in my apartment more times than I ever thought possible. remember – I’m a bit addicted to wallpaper. .
“I’ve never been shy about going for bold colors and patterns, and bold, contrasting colors are always good for a 70s vibe.”
Alex Whitecroft, Head of Design at I Want Wallpaper, said: “Becky’s sense of style is out of this world. The level of detail is truly exceptional.
“From her bold use of coordinated colors and bold patterns to her eye for mid-century furniture, her home showcases all the key elements that made 1970s interior design such a force and still inspire today. today.
“It’s a great example of the power of interior design. It can evoke feelings of wonder and nostalgia and, as Becky showed us, even makes us feel like we’ve traveled back in time. .”
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