11 Pieces of '70s decor to give your home the grooviest retro vibe

Aug 19, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. ET

Mid-century modern is so last year. The really cool stuff comes from the '70s. And these retro decor pieces are the best way to get a little Brady Bunch feel into your 21st century home.

1. Shag, baby

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"The 1970s were an interesting time for design," says Heather Franks of Mark One Interiors. "Wood paneled walls, over-the-top bright colors, macramé, and shag rugs, shag toilet seat covers, shag everything." The Stella Sunset Shag Rug fits the bill perfectly! (Overstock.com, $209)

2. Retro rainbows

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You know what else was big in the '70s? Polyester track suits with rainbow stripes. Pay homage to those snazzy duds with wallpaper that will blow your mind. The Rainbow Track Retro Mural Wallpaper is not for the faint of heart. (MuralsWallpaper, about $36/half-roll)

3. Iconic wall art

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Add a little something special to that retro wallpaper: the iconic 1976 Farrah Fawcett poster featuring the Charlie's Angels star in her famous red swimsuit. Shagadelic, baby! (Amazon, $50)

4. Throwback colors and textures

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What do you get when you take a rug from the 1970s and turn it into a bench? Designed by Bea Pila, the Phoenix Ottoman comes in a variety of groovy dyed colors, including this very '70s-ish golden yellow. Can you dig it? (B. Pila Design, prices vary)

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5. Green velvet

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Wouldn't a velvet couch look amazing with that yellow ottoman? The Grass Green Sven Sofa is a trendy update on a classic design. Pair it with other 1970s-inspired decor for a retro room that’s outta this world. (Bryght, $1299)

6. Whooo wouldn't want this lamp?

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Shed some light on your chic pad with the stellar Green Ceramic Owl Table Lamp. You'll instantly be transported to decades past. (Amazon, $75)

7. The sounds of the '70s, upgraded

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While you're chilling on that foxy sofa, why not get down to the sounds of the '70s with a Contemporary Turntable that lets you "bridge the gap with true vinyl sound that can record to digital with simple USB technology." (Dot&Bo, $149)

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8. Vintage vibes

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Store your jivin' record albums in '70s-style with the Manchester Audio Rack by Crosley. With a vintage paprika finish, this fine table will hold your record player and favorite ABBA and Bee Gees albums in style. (Wayfair, $60)

9. Zig zag

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Remember those crocheted afghans from the '70s? They were far out. Thanks to in2green, you can have one of your own even if you can't knit or crochet. The Eco ZigZag Throw is a luxurious blanket made of recycled cotton spun from salvaged textile clippings. (in2green, $165)

10. The flashier the better

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The '70s introduced us to slinky, shiny disco. And the BoConcept Gold Cushion is certainly reminiscent of that era. Add it to your grass green sofa and, like, wow. (BoConcept, $39)

11. It's disco time

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The disco ball, of course, continues to serve as the ultimate dance party icon. Make yours useful: the Glitter Ball Wall Clock will help you keep time in your cool digs. (Dot&Bo, $17)

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