Story: Home décor and furnishings

The 1970s: wallpaper (1st of 3)

This 'scrubbable' vinyl wallpaper from 1978, with its large, bold pattern, is typical of the time. Some patterns, like this one, were geometric with hints of art deco style, while others had exuberant stylised floral designs in eye-catching colours.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Home décor and furnishings - Nostalgia and materialism, 1960s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/40721/the-1970s-wallpaper (accessed 29 September 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013