Man Spends Roughly $3,300 to Transform His House Into an Exciting 70s Abode


A man has transformed his house into a groovy 70s-inspired home for roughly $3,300 (2,500 pounds).

Ben Scott, 28, was inspired by his grandparent’s home when decorating his own house in Sheffield, Yorkshire, in England. His home is filled with floral patterns, oranges, and browns along with retro furniture including a gas fireplace.

The former support worker renovated his home using items purchased from eBay and Facebook Marketplace.

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“I absolutely love 70s decor,” he said. “I find modern houses all look the same. Mine has a bit of personality and guests instantly know what I like by walking through my door.

“The walls used to be magnolia but it felt so cold. Whereas now I have lots of warm tones such as yellows, oranges, and browns.

“Everything in my house is either free, from eBay or Facebook Marketplace. My sofa was free from a stranger on Facebook and it was barely ever sat on.

“In the 70s, a lot of people used to use their living room as more of a showroom, so that has worked in my favor with the sofa. The fireplace was 20 pounds (approx. $25) and so was the unit next to my bed.”

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The most expensive item in Ben’s home is the armchair, which cost 80 pounds (approx. $110).

“I usually pay around 20 pounds for an item or less,” he said. “I have a large west German lamp in my living room which looks more than 20 pounds. The kitchen wallpaper was 10 pounds and the yellow floral wallpaper in my bedroom was 20 pounds.

“Some things are second hand whilst others have never been used—either way, I don’t mind. Everything from the bath rug to dinnerware is 70s inspired in my house.

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“I have a wooden cabinet in my living room and I have stuck 70s-inspired vinyl wallpaper to the back of it.

“I have been decorating for the last two years but it really spiraled during the lockdown as I found decorating helped with my mental health.

“I am now surrounded by vibrant floral patterns that I love. My home definitely helps lift my spirit.”

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Ben was inspired by his late grandparents Sarah, 82, and Jeff, 73.

“Growing up I lived with my grandparents and their house was similar,” he said. “So now my home feels as safe as it did back then. It is comforting being in my house as it reminds me of them.”

Epoch Times staff contributed to this report.

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