The 1960s were a time of significant change, both technically and socially. The space race is on, and American culture is focused on Sputniks, the Cold War, and jets that can move people faster than ever before.
American culture also focuses on young people busy rebelling against long-established traditions. This rebellion had a profound impact on fashion, fashion, music, and home decor. Everything becomes more dynamic and colorful. London has also significantly influenced design and trends, especially with its most famous export hit, the Beatles.
1964 opened the first nightclub in LA. The high-tech disco and metallic look influenced the interior design of apartments and offices and quickly spread across the country. At the other end of the spectrum, hippie culture introduces an “ethnic” look with trips to Morocco and India. The words “Love” and “Peace” are seen everywhere as graphic symbols and mantras of a generation. Life in the 1960s became the freedom of self-expression and living culture as a place where people could make their statements.
The decor elements of the 1960s were:
Furniture is made of metal, wood, glass and PVC, and sometimes a combination. Modern technology makes it possible to shape bedroom furniture and pour plastic into an organic or contemporary design. Much furniture is intended for both disposable and temporary use. Room dividers often use Danish-style open shelves.
The overall style looks fun and funny. The house is now being built with a family room that has a formal living room. A television with a fireplace becomes the focal point of the family room. Wall TV is designed so that dinner can be taken when the family gathers in front of the TV.
Tapestries became a viral floor trend in the 1960s. Carpets with light textures, as well as carpets made in India and Morocco, also receive attention and love. Linoleum floors have grown in popularity with the advent of wax-free vinyl.
The accessories are decorated with popular design elements such as Siamese cats, roosters, daisies, mushrooms and owls. Copper and other metals are trendy. Modern art adorns the house with geometric shapes and bright colors. Psychedelic prints and pop art are equally stunning. This display is called “Mod”.
Posters became an accepted way of inexpensive decoration. Lava lamps and fiber optics make lighting even more exciting and exciting. Contrast rebellious hippie looks with a modern techno look, with muted colors and ethnic patterns. Hanging beads and leather trimmings are part of this hippie look.
The colors are inspired by nature. Green, yellow, orange and gold are very popular. It’s attached to everything from clothing to home decorations to vehicles. But in the 60s, colors, we are drawn to bright colors. Psychedelic colors are played together for maximum impact. A tangerine combination of orange and fuchsia is placed next to each other. Colorful vinyl wallpaper and metallic lining on the walls of the building. The contrast of black and white has also become popular. The effect is the maximum pressure for a provocative and eye-catching display.
Paisley, batik, psychedelic and floral fabrics were very popular. A material that bears many colors looks bigger, better, more stylish flowers in a lighter color than before. The varied neon colors ensure a very modern look. The hippie look shows ethnic motifs such as the Indian sari cloth made of cotton, which is used as curtains, bedsheets and wall hangings.
European influence, especially Great Britain, penetrated American culture with the advent of satellites for transatlantic television. Lucite is used for furniture and home accessories as well as colored plastics. Tupperware, which has been around since 1946, is increasingly available in different colors at home.
Many kitchen utensils are made to make meetings more comfortable. Great emphasis is placed on entertainment and comfort. The equipment includes a toaster, an electric coffee pot, an electric frying pan and a fondue pot. The electric stove has been around since 1882 and was widely used in kitchens by the 1960s.
The clean and open look is the general trend of the 60s. Modernism and abstract expressionism picked up speed in the 1960s. New trends and perspectives are celebrated while the traditional past is discarded and abandoned. Design becomes a tool to hammer emotions and reactions. However, the minimalism, which is one side of modernity, reduces the design to the most essential main elements. In contrast, the hippie movement and “flower power” were more decorative and ethnic.