Teens and 20 somethings are once again discovering the fun of decorating with the bold and wild patterns that were so characteristic of late ’60s and early 1970s.
Back in those days, the “look” of hippie decor was multi layered and usually centered around a Salvation Army sofa covered with a Granny Square afghan. Brightly colored shag carpet, beaded doorways, floor pillows, lava lamps, incense, peace symbols, and psychedelic posters on the wall completed the look.
Recreating the look today is easy to do when you start with psychedelic and retro 1970s wallpapers. These wild and groovy wallpapers can liven up the dullest room, and can add vibrancy to a room that otherwise would be totally dullsville.
Wallpaper from the 70s.com
Just like the name implies, Wallpaper from the 70s specializes in reproduction wallpaper, and has one of the best selections of groovy, psychedelic 1970s wallpaper on the internet.
Decorators interested in recreating that 1970s look will love the incredible selection of repro wallpapers which are grouped into themes ranging from Baroque and Abstract to Surreal, Floral, and more. There’s lot of on-line samples to view plus some helpful tools to help determine how many rolls are needed for your room. There’s also a currency conversation tool as well to help you convert those Euros to American dollars. This company does ship to the US and accepts both Visa and Paypal.
The New York based Graham & Brown company also has a nice line of retro wallpapers with a 1970s look. The selection is a little bit limited, but the op art and geometric papers are totally fab. The Graham & Brown retro wallpapers range in price between $40 to $64 per double roll.
For decorators wanting the Real Deal, Second Hand Rose has an incredible selection of vintage wallpaper for every style of decor. This New York based company has the largest collection of antique and retro wallpapers in the world, including some awesome papers with groovy op art, futuristic, and geometric prints which would be ideal for a 1970s themed room.
The papers viewed on their online catalog are available for immediate delivery, and start at prices of $65 per roll and up.
American Blinds is yet another company with some great retro prints in stock. The selection is limited, but the prices are very affordable for the home decorator on a budget. Themes to check out are wallpapers in the retro, vintage, hip, tie dye, and psychedelic categories.