Our home has a wood-burning oven in the dining and kitchen area. I want to change the decor to a 1970s-inspired look and include the wood-burning oven in it. Do you have any tips on how to achieve this?
Mark - Toronto, Ontario
Homeowners have been faced with the challenge of how to blend these fireplaces into their decor for the past two decades. Over the years, and during the course of various home renovations and updates, many people have simply chosen to remove them entirely. However, these types of fireplaces fit in beautifully with a vintage-modern inspired decor and are well worth keeping as well as showcasing as an integral feature of your interior design.
When redecorating, keep it simple: natural shades of wood with pops of bold colour
. To further reinforce a 70s look, opt for stainless steel accessories, wall art
or more lighthearted pieces, which were very popular back then!
In terms of furniture, the 70s were all about chrome legs, shag carpeting and beanbags. Nowadays, it’s easy to find brand new furniture that recreates this vintage look. Also consider a glass table or plastic moulded shell chairs
Be sure to introduce a few 70s-inspired colours, such as tangerine or yellow. Integrate these bright shades here and there with curtains and rugs, or if you dare, by painting entire walls. For a total vintage look, paint lines or geometric shapes
on a plain white wall.
For a modern 70s look, consider high contrast colours, like black and white
. This will help place cornerstone pieces, including your vintage wood-burning fireplace/oven, in the forefront of your home decor.