For making a decorative statement, you really can’t beat these bold, 1970s-style wall murals by Bobbi Beck.
Apparently, the 1970s is back. Not that it ever went away for me. And if you are striving for the look, then I would suggest you check out the wonderful 1970s House book and Instagram account, both the work of Estelle Bilson.
And a great place to start (outside of a find or two from the local secondhand shop) is to create a feature or statement wall in your house. Which is where this collection comes in.
I should write more in-depth about Bobbi Beck, as the design has some amazing retro wallcoverings that would liven up pretty much any house. But these murals are the latest launch and, as such, deserve the spotlight right now.
The collection features the three striking designs you see here, going by the names of Sash, Carson and Otto, with each designed with a ‘1970s California aesthetic’ in mind. An eclectic mix of warm colours, patterns and groovy motifs that scream the era.
Or at least, the 1970s as we might imagine it. I think the reality of a typical terraced house in the 1970s (from experience) was very different to this. But the kind of premium dwellings you might see on WowHaus probably did go for something along these lines.
Of course, it wouldn’t work all over a room. These are murals designed for an impact wall, and as you can see from the imagery, they work so well if you have a fairly sizeable wall to work with. It is literally like walking into a different era.
And it costs a lot less than a time machine. Prices start from £32 per square metre and can be ordered in three different finishes; premium, luxury and peel and stick.