4/2/16

The Vintage Home #25: Bedrooms


Here's a handful of old-school bedroom images I found interesting.  Enjoy.





I can't help it - I love the warm orange/yellow/brown palette of the early seventies (resplendent in A Clockwork Orange).


The psychedelic day-glo look of the latter half of the sixties was groovy, but would get old real quick (without constant drug use to keep things interesting).


The Peter Max pop art vibe was definitely the "in look" for a couple years.





Gaudy, in-your-face opulence.  I like it.


The swingin' bedroom a guy like Uncle Bill (Family Affair) would've enjoyed before those pesky kids ruined his life.

1978

1978

I don't know.  I feel like it would get tangled and in-the-way of sweaty, seventies lovemaking.


The Brady boys' room was the absolute worst.  It might've been fine for Bobby, but not three boys - two of them teenagers.  It's no wonder Greg strove to get the attic (as well as Mike's sunken den).


At least the girls had a groovy black-light poster, and they weren't quite so cramped.


Shag carpet, tie-dye, acoustic guitar.... I think we can all safely assume this room smells like pot.

1968


Oh hell yes.  The epic round, rotating bed by the fireside with killer hi-fi.  As good as it gets.

1974
1977

1975

1973
1973





6 comments:

  1. That 75 red room, why the bread... I don't think I have seen an uglier bed as in that 74 add.

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    1. voiceofthe70sApril 02, 2016

      That 1977 bed with the tubular pillows looks like the most uncomfortable bed I have ever seen.

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  2. just for the record steve douglas was my three sons.............. you're thinking of uncle bill on family affair

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    1. Of course! I get my Single TV Dads confused sometimes. Thanks for the correction!

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  3. This is the "browning of America" at full tilt

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  4. It was the mid-'70s when I got my first waterbed. I dreamed of building an enormous headboard unit that would hold all sorts of stereo gear, with a 10.5" TEAC reel-to-reel smack dab in the middle. Where a 6th grade kid was going to get the dough for all that gear was beyond me, but that didn't matter. The dreaming and drawing out plans was all that mattered.

    What I can't figure out is why that red & blue "drum" lampshade is just hovering in mid-air. That lamp is usually way over to the left by the closet, and it's definitely not the larger "drum" wastebasket that's kept to the right of the door. BTW, I totally dig that room. The dark paneling, the "here's comes the Bicentennial" patriotism, the "we're the parents, and we'll decorate your room for you" vibe. Actually, I could totally see the boys agreeing on the r, w, & b theme. Everybody loved that back then.

    That B&W one, 4th from the bottom. What the hell is that guy going back in that corner? Reading up on how to score? Speaking of that, anyone remember an ad that seemed to always be in Playboy (I think) that featured a topless chick, possibly for a book that supposedly taught you how to score/seduce/pick up women? I was sure I had it around, but can't find it.

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