Break Out the Macramé: The ’70s Are Back in the Garden

A plant in a rattan pot next to a wooden bench.

Decades always come back in fashion, but gardening? Yes, it appears to be true. So, don’t worry, you can leave those bell-bottoms and platforms buried in the closet, but when it comes to your plants, it’s time to think “basket weave.”

How exactly does an era come back via plants? Well, it’s not the plants themselves but the accessories. Compare the Market, analyzed Google search trends to determine what some of the year’s must-haves will be, and found that retro garden accessories are going to be big.

The report indicates that an uptick in the secondhand and refurbished markets has caused people to rediscover rattan. This warm, wooden, basket-like material was popular in the ’70s, and makes vibrant green plants, like fiddle leaf figs, really pop. So, grab some rattan pots or plant stands if you want your garden to be on-trend this year.

Rattan isn’t the only material bringing retro vibes to the garden, though. Macramé, another major player when it came to plants in the disco era, is also back. This material, made of different textiles, is used to create crafty plant hangers with knots creating a “seat” for pots. They also usually feature boho-style fringe that’s certainly reminiscent of 1970s décor.

Don’t have a yard, but still want to green up your space? Check out these handy indoor garden ideas.

[Via Apartment Therapy]

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