Linoleum Floors: In the 1970s, patterned linoleum was the most popular kitchen and bathroom flooring, favored by working mothers for its durability and ease of cleanup.
Bean Bag Chairs: No 1970s home would have been complete without a few bean bag chairs scattered throughout the basement. Yes, they were comfortable, but how did anyone ever get out of them?
Wood Paneling: Wood paneling is still used today, but instead of the current trend of beadboard or shiplap, the 70s version was frequently constructed from anything except real trees and had a glaringly visible artificial grain.
Crocheted Blankets: These throws were crocheted in a repetitive "granny" square pattern with clashing colors. Often fashioned of scratchy wool, they were better flung over the back of the sofa than utilized as a blanket during movie night.
Lava Lamps: The weirdly hypnotic lava lamp first gained popularity in the 1960s, but it persisted until almost the end of the 1970s.
Shag Carpeting: If the 1970s were defined by one interior design style, it was wall-to-wall shag carpeting in eye-catching colors such as brilliant orange.
Huge TVs: Televisions were not previously so thin and light that they could be mounted on walls. In the 1970s, they served as furniture, a place to store knickknacks, and a viewing area for The Brady Bunch.
Alarm Clocks: Before the world got digital, people awoke to alarm clocks with inverted numerals. They came in the ever-popular faux wood veneer or some pretty colorful 1970s hues, and they produced a wonderful clicking noise.