Wallpaper For The 1970s

The 1970s in the United Kingdom was a time for fun and stylised flowers, in fact the stylised version of the flower became a well known and respected symbol of the era.

Here the humble flower is used in perfusion as a simple yet effective pattern for a wallpaper in the 1970s room. Did rooms host such in-your-face designs on the walls in that decade? You bet they did, the 1970s was the era of mixing and matching and experimenting with patterns sometimes to great success and sometimes not.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and our other work on our Flickr page which is here.

Very Modern Curtain Fabric Design

This is a bit cheeky really considering that I do mid-century style designs and this website is even called 20th Century 3D.

This was inspired by a free Japanese brochure that showcased some beautiful gardens in Tokyo city. Sitting, looking at the pages, I suddenly had a thought to create a pattern using the rather stylised but very elegant plan inside. The result is a design for the curtain fabric which you see above. The design was created using Xara Designer while the room is my 1970s room made with Cinema 4D.

The carpet texture, by the way, is a new one created with Filter Forge and the Sci-Fi Stone Walls filter by DreamWarrior. Yes, I know that’s not what the filter is supposed to be used for but – to paraphrase Bert Monroy – it’s not what something is called that’s important: it’s what it does!

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and our other work on our Flickr page which is here.

New 1970s Style Wallpaper And Curtains

I created some new curtains for the 1970s room and eagerly put them up on the curtain rail but then realised my mistake.

Unfortunately the curtain squares clashed with the squares on the existing wall covering so I had to look around for a new but quiet and inconspicuous wallpaper. Well, it is probably easier to make one than select several likely candidates and spend an hour choosing, so I created a simple new wallpaper texture at the same time which you can see above. The result of all this is a very new looking and smart 1970s room.

Both patterns were made using Xara Designer and the room, of course, is made with cinema 4D. As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and our other work on our Flickr page which is here.

New Room – New Curtains!

I have built a new room for my mid-century wallpaper and curtain fabric designs and launched it straight into the 1970s!

Yes, I know it’s Easter but I got fed up with partying and having fun so I’m in here for an hour or so to pick up where I left off. The room is a simple one with just two items of furniture, some walls and a window. It was made in Cinema 4D and this program is used to produce the image. The wood texture, by the way, is my new attempt to make reasonable looking wood using Filter Forge and I am quite pleased with the result.

The pattern for the walls is my 1970s wallpaper design that I have used before but the curtains are all new. The design is very 1970s as are the colours and this curtain material, if it were real, would look perfect in a UK 1970s semi-detached house! The texture for the curtains is obtained largely by using the new(ish) Irwan shader in C4D on, more or less, the default settings.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and our other work on our Flickr page which is here.

Period Kitchen Floorcovering

Linoleum had always been popular as a relatively low cost and colourful floorcovering and its popularity increased mid-century with the introduction of vinyl flooring.

Perhaps this would have been vinyl for the pattern is the sort of design that would have been in the shops in the 1950s or 1960s in the UK and probably somewhere exists to this day. The design is a perennial one with a simple central motif that is based on rustic straw bales. Colours mid-century tended to be conservative at the beginning of the 1950s becoming more adventurous as the decades progressed.

You can also see larger versions of this and our other work on our Flickr page which is here.

1960s Wallpaper pattern

Flowers are the one thing that the sixties are particularly remembered for and maybe the one thing that conjures up images of that decade so readily.

This was intended as a wallpaper pattern from the outset and created to be used on the walls of this room which is a late 1960s or early 1970s room in a house in the UK. The pattern was made using Xara Designer while the room was created in cinema 4D and this program was used to produce the image you see above.

You can also see larger versions of this and our other work on our Flickr page which is here.

Wallpaper And Curtain Design

I don’t usually make a design do two jobs, I create wallcoverings separately from fabric patterns since there are differences between them but sometimes you just have to go with the way the design is shaping.

This was intended to be a version of an Arts and Crafts type pattern, one that perhaps would have seen the light of design in mid-century UK in maybe the 1960s. Once finished however, I could not resist changing the background to see how it looked and I realised that it would make a nice curtain for the 1960s dining room. There was, I believe, a tendency to use dark colours with plenty of contrast at that time and so I decided to make some adjustments and create a fabric pattern that I would be able to use for curtains.

The designs were made using Xara Designer while both the rooms were created in Cinema 4D and this program was used to make the images that you see above.

You can also see larger versions of this and our other work on our Flickr page which is here.