The swinging sixties: an era of peace, love, flower-power, and pop art. Borrowing inspiration from Indian and Moroccan cultures, the hippy style and outlook flourished across London, and further afield when The Beatles took to fame.
With the space race on across the globe, space-like furniture began appearing in homes giving them a futuristic, techno look. Alternatively, the psychedelic style took hold in the form of flowers, prints, and wall posters. Andy Warhol’s pop art became immensely popular across England, particularly his famous Campbell’s Soup Cans.
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Commonly, a 60’s style home should be open plan, much like the 50’s. However, this was less to do with creating the appearance of space where there was none, and more to do with creating a natural flow throughout a house.
When it comes to accessorising your living room floor, you can’t go wrong with a retro shag pile rug. For colours, think bright and clashing; break from schemes and let your inner-hippie come out. For a true 60’s look, try to find furniture that has a futuristic look, by which we mean, plastic, egg- or s-shaped, brightly painted wicker, or a good old beanbag chair. The look you’ll want to recreate is one that’s chilled and laid-back.
The most prominent trait born in the 60’s was self-expression and don’t let yourself be stunted when it comes to getting creative at home. Get out the paintbrushes and decorate the walls with ying & yang symbols, the peace sign, or try your hand at making your own Warhol-esque pop art.
If you’re going to go full flowers-in-your-hair hippy with the look, take inspiration from the ‘shagadelic’ Austin Powers.
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