Design Through the Decades - Phoenix, Arizona - 1970s Home Décor - Part 1

January 8th, 2009 · 14 Comments

Design Through the Decades - part 71

Interior designers in the early 1970s in Phoenix loved home décor with greens, yellows/gold, and oranges.  This 1971 Phoenix home had olive green carpet, gold drapes, orange velour chairs, table lamp with big shade, a hanging lamp, and wire wall sculptures (replacing the cityscape paintings of the 1960s).
1970s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Green swivel chairs and gold vinyl flooring have stood the test of time at this 1971 Sun City home.
1970s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Green carpet and orange chairs plus wood paneling are found at this 1971 Phoenix home.
1970s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

For a down home feel, just add some yellow theme wallpaper to the brick kitchen as seen at this 1970 Phoenix home.  Note the orange counter top and the flower metal light.
1970s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Cool pastels in paint and carpet were popular design choices.  Here is a 1973 Glendale, Arizona home.
1970s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Back to the green carpet, pale green drapes, large table lamps, and hanging light of the 1970s.
1970s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

More green carpet and green drapes in the bedroom, along with a God’s eye art piece.
1970s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

I think we get the idea now.  Green carpet, gold drapes, large lampshades, velour chairs (this one is pink!).  Classic 70s.
1970s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Sculpted carpet (green once again) was a popular flooring choice in the 1970s.
1970s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Some homeowners opted for ivory and cream whites in the 1970s.
1970s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Tags: Design Through the Decades · 1970s · Home Décor

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 TS // Feb 16, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Cool houses! Nice to see this styling is still preserved.

  • 2 Joeygoat // Nov 30, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    In the ivory / cream living room, are the flowers under the picture lit up? They look like lightbulbs trying to be flowers. The flowers in the corner are not ‘aglow’.

  • 3 Charles // Mar 6, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    What is up with this stupid website? Once again, these interiors are WAY cooler than the crap that is in style now.

  • 4 Leif // Mar 7, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Charles, this website might indeed be stupid, but please take note of the general tone of the Design Through the Decades series. It was a special feature that examined changes in home design over the past 60 years. If every one of the 900+ photos in 77 posts were labeled ugly, we’d all just live in cardboard boxes. I spent 100s of hours researching, collecting, & editing photos for the Design Through the Decades series.

  • 5 Brittney // Apr 10, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    These houses are awesome!!
    I wish I could live in them. :(

  • 6 Steve // Apr 16, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I love this website! It is amazing to see how styles have changed over the years. It makes me just a little bit nostalgic.

  • 7 lia // May 26, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    i lived in a ugly 1970s home

  • 8 lia // May 26, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    i do not know if all 1970s home where ugly but mine was . the decour was painful to look at . our house waas new in the 1970s but in a way it looked old and dirty no matter how many times we vacuumed the green carpet it looked dirty and old and it was new. i could go on on about the house but i don’t want to bore you with it . the colors were bland and ugly and nothing matched.

  • 9 lia // May 26, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    the weird thing about our house is sometimes it didnt look like the same color sometimes i was not sure what color it was

  • 10 Kristen // Jun 22, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Good job finding these live-in museums!

  • 11 iola // Aug 19, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I live in a 1970’s house in New Zealand and am trying to preserve the character of high ceilings archways and lots of glass. Loved seeing your houses. It is great that someone is reminding us of all the trends that we thought was so with it..

  • 12 mel // Sep 15, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I just love the way these colours clash.

    I’m planning to decorate my victorian bedroom in a 1970s style but hope to hold onto a little style.

    I love the way the green makes me feel slightly sick but i can’t help looking and wanting more!

    Great website

    Mel

  • 13 mlo // Mar 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I love these pictures! I really like the 70’s style and I really don’t know why I am drawn to it:) I love the green, orange, brown colors,etc… In fact, I’ve tried my best to decorate my newer home in 70’s style:) I love the loud colors and statements which is kinda funny since it totally goes against my personality.

  • 14 Greeney // Mar 20, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    The fifth one is a fairy tale room. That mint green is gorgeous on the walls, and the furniture is elegant. The white chairs are to die for. Some of the later ones are nice, but not like that one. I like the shell chairs in the one with the sculpted carpet. I don’t care for the first 4 photos with dark browns, wood paneling, orange and yellow.

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