There’s nothing like seeing pictures of the house you grew up in to remind you of just how much things have changed. Every time we see houses from back in the day we feel this way and the kitchen is where many homes often showed their age. From space-age spice jars to harvest yellow and orange, here are 20 kitchens from the ’70s that are so bad they’re good!
The rattan chairs and floral wallpaper are pretty dated, but that raised dishwasher actually looks like a real back-saver. Via/ Instagram
Honestly, who doesn’t love a brown refrigerator? Via/ Instagram
There’s so much texture in a ’70s kitchen! Much more than in just about any other decade of the 20th century, ’70s kitchen decor was filled with straw, rattan, caning, brick, and even yarn! All we can say is that it was a much different time.
Even this mod kitchen has textured parquet floors and rustic ceiling beams. Via/ Instagram
Stripes and damask together? Sure! No problem. Via/ Twitter
Faux brick floors and fruit wallpaper go extremely well together and don’t listen to anyone who says different. Via/ Instagram
This kitchen seems almost bland compared to the others! We love the little TV on the counter though. Via/ State Archives of Florida
Ombre cabinets, patterned tile floor, and striped wallpaper combine for a masterpiece of ’70s design. Via/ Instagram
When track lighting isn’t enough, just add some giant lightbulbs. Via/ Instagram
Late ’70s colonial cottage chic. Finally some tile! Via/ Instagram
There’s so much going on here: a giant houseplant, bar height captain’s chairs, faux brick countertops, harvest yellow fridge, track lighting, and if you look closely you’ll see the hi-fi on the shelf! Via/ Instagram