A 1970s Living Room Wallpaper

The trend these days is to use patterns on a small scale, if a pattern is used at all, but mid-century walls used patterns in a quite different way.

The design is a simple one that might have appeared in the late 1960s or perhaps the early 1970s in the UK. These motifs grew out of the psychedelic excesses of the mid-60s and might have been perhaps toned down versions of motifs used then.

But the main feature was that they were used at a quite big scale and designed to have an immediate impact on the visitor. They said quite loudly and unmistakeably that here was a modern 70s person.

In this mid-century room they look very pleasant and very much the way that a room at that time would have looked. Today the large pattern is too obvious but at the time this room would have looked pleasantly average.

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

About Mike
I design and create 3D interiors and mid-century inspired surface patterns

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