The interiors trend coming straight from the Seventies

Maybe it’s the current trend for all things Seventies, but one interiors fad has really warmed the cockles.

Macramé – that old school craft trend popular three decades ago – is back with a 21st century update.

image: Petite Passport
The Student Hotel in Amsterdam Image: Petite Passport

And it makes me laugh because I grew up with about three in our house that mum made in a night class. (She also made a rug with my dad – not a euphemism – which my brother and I discovered years later, subsequently found it HILARIOUS that they’d made it together and immediately dubbed it ‘the love rug,’ but that’s another story).

Image: Modern Macramé
Image: Modern Macramé
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Image: Bella Boheme

Kind of wish mum had kept them, but hers ended up in a Birkenhead charity shop years ago.

The new styles feature dip-dye, neon and are often hung in cluster drops, like the images above.

Anyway I love them in a retro-fabulous way.

Here’s a great Mollie Makes tutorial if you fancy trying it out yourself. Or check out this shop on Etsy.

And if you love the look but can’t quite get past the crochet aesthetic, Bloomingville at Amara have this rather fabulous hanging plant pot.

  • Comments ( 6 )

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    Alison

    AMAZING! I grew up in a macrame filled home too – my mum made owls sitting on branches! Seeing this post has filled me with warm nostalgic memories. Love that macrame is back xx

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      Erica

      I wish my mum had kept them! I’ve seen a picture of neon dyed planters and I would definitely have diy’d mums! X

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    Mamasvib

    LOVE this! Ditto our house looked like this too – and there was always one in every room against fake wood wallpaper! How did we never bang our heads? In fact my mum still has my owl on a branch hanging up in the downstairs loo! I made it at brownies- wouldn’t have a clue now! Great post! X

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      Erica

      That’s so funny Bonnie! You should take a pic of the owl and share! X

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    Kate Watson-Smyth

    My mother used to make macrame plant holders just like these and sell them. They were all over our house. Now my children use the same technique to make paracord bracelets. Love the new look of the blog. XK

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      Erica

      Thank you so much Kate! Judging by the comments and tweets today, I have definitely tapped into a nostalgia moment with this post! My mum made about three and they all hung in the house for years! X

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