Inspired by the free-spirited and playful era of 1970s interior design, Walmart's new Spring Home Look Book, 'Retro Eclectic', is a curation of products that aim to create an atmosphere of warmth, nostalgia and comfort.
From the timeless beauty of natural textures, to a bold use of color and shape, the 70s have definitely made a comeback across interior design trends for 2023, and our favorite picks from Walmart's new Look Book show how you can get a reinvented retro look – but for less.
The collection unites the grounding earth tones, tactile textures and classical forms that are synonymous with a 70s style with more modern elements, such as cleaner patterns, delicate details and pretty pastels; resulting in a wonderful mix that creates a unique, 'Retro Eclectic' feel.
Our favorite finds from Walmart's 'Retro Eclectic' Spring Home Look Book
From warming, wooden dining room furniture, to colorful artwork, cozy lighting and more, be inspired by this nostalgic product collection and embrace the 'Retro Eclectic' trend in your home.
1. Celebrate the warmth of wood
Adding warming and inviting natural color and texture to a kitchen or dining room, the Baxton Studio Sumner 5 Piece Rectangular Dining Table Set has a elegant, Mid-Century feel, and unites soft curves with sleek, linear lines.
The timeless walnut finish brings the beauty of the outdoors indoors, and creates a grounding and inviting space to socialize, dine and relax with friends and family.
2. Create a vintage feel with a patterned rug
Adding cozy texture, warmth and beautiful pattern to your floor, the SAFAVIEH Himalaya Darin Geometric Wool Runner Rug in Ivory/Black is a hand-loomed design that has been crafted from 100% pure wool.
Available in a black and cream colorway, the geometric, patterned design can add eye-catching visual interest to a room, whilst still embracing a relaxed, Bohemian-inspired style, perfect for a more modern take on decorating with vintage.
Ideal for bedroom rug ideas, we love how this rug design pays homage to traditional, Tibetan carpet design, and can effortlessly integrate into an array of differently styled spaces.
SAFAVIEH Himalaya Darin Geometric Wool Runner Rug, Ivory/Black | From $56.00 at Walmart
As well as being available as a runner and in 2 other colorways, this rug can also be purchased in 7 other shapes and sizes, including square and round shapes.
3. Tap into a Grandmillennial style
The Grandmillennial interior trend has a nostalgic appreciation for the past, and fuses together both antique and modern pieces to establish an eclectic and cozy look rich in character and warmth.
The Mainstays Traditional Brown Washed Wood Table Lamp embodies a simple, yet charming design that would be a perfect accent in a Grandmillennial living room or bedroom.
The neutral, natural colorways and textures complement the lamp's warming glow, with the overall design able to integrate into rooms both traditional and modern with ease.
Mainstays Traditional Brown Washed Wood Table Lamp | $29.88 at Walmart
The lamp measures 18.5"H x 9"W x 9"D, and has an easy to use on-off rotary switch.
4. Make an impact with color
When many of us think of 70s interior design, we are struck by bright and bold spaces that embrace an impactful use of color.
Adventurous room color ideas and more maximalist decor ideas have definitely taken center-stage in 2023, with many of us taking bigger risks with color in our homes in order to create spaces that feel more reflective of our style and personality.
If you want to inject a playful element of color into your home without painting the walls, then get creative with your accessories instead.
The Gibson Brist 12 Piece Melamine Dinnerware Set can uplift your table setting with eye-catching color and character. The 12 piece set features dinnerware in blue, red, green and orange finishes, and is perfect for creating a pretty tablescape when entertaining with friends and family.
Gibson Brist 12 Piece Melamine Dinnerware Set in Assorted Colors | $49.99 at Walmart
This set includes, 4 10.5" Dinner Plates, 4 8" Dessert Plates, 4 6" Bowls. Intended for indoor and outdoor use. It is advised that the set be hand-washed but it is top rack dishwasher safe.
5. Choose soft and sweeping curves
From furniture trends to lighting trends and more, curves really do appear to be everywhere across design trends in 2023; with these soft, sweeping silhouettes – a look rooted in a 70s style, helping to create more calming, organic and relaxed spaces.
The Queer Eye Liam Round Side Tables and Coffee Table, part of Walmart's Queer Eye collection, feel utterly timeless, with the faux plaster finish and simple shapes able to work in spaces both bright and bold and cool and minimalist.
Queer Eye Liam Round End Tables, Set of 2, Plaster | From $249.00 at Walmart
These 2 side tables come in an earthy warmth, creamy plaster finish, includes 1 tall and 1 short end table.
Queer Eye Liam Round Coffee Table, Plaster | $165 at Walmart
Whether you want to match with the set of 2 side tables or purchase a stand-alone design, the Queer Eye Liam round coffee table embodies a stylish, curvaceous form.
6. Embrace a Bohemian style
It doesn't get more Retro Eclectic or 70s than with Bohemian-inspired decor! A free-spirited and creative style, Boho decor champions the beauty of the natural world, colorful accents and a diverse mix of the old and the new.
This Boho Floral L-Framed Canvas, embodies a colorful, abstract design that can uplift a room with eye-catching, artistic visual interest.
We love the contrast between the bright, animated floral print and the rustic wooden frame, and think the design would work wonderfully in rooms across the home – great for bringing color and character to a home office, as shown above.
Boho Floral L-Framed Canvas Wall Art Print Décor | $24.77 at Walmart
The colorful canvas print has been mounted onto a light wooden frame, and measures 26" x 20" x 1.5".
What are the interior design trends for 2023?
Along with the colorful return of the 70s, 2023 interior design trends focus on sustainable, enduring design, established through an elegant mix of the old and the new; from decorating with antiques and shopping secondhand to embracing trends such as 'Retro Eclectic'.
The overall interior aesthetic for 2023 feels eclectic, adventurous and diverse, with our homes proudly uniting many different eras and styles of design into one characterful and unique space.
Walmart's new Spring Home Look Book, 'Retro Eclectic' is a celebration of nostalgic designs rooted in the 70s, and demonstrates how styles of the past are very much at home in spaces of the present.
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Zara joined Homes & Gardens in February 2022 as a Content Editor. After studying English Literature at University, she worked as an Ecommerce Website Editor, Content Writer and Buying Intern at multiple independent businesses within the luxury retail and lifestyle sectors. Her role at Homes & Gardens unites her love, experience and passion for the world of design and desire to create inspiring written content. She enjoys nothing more than discovering new trends, brands and products, whether that be in fashion, interior design or lifestyle.
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