Updating 1970s ranch house
Dark-wood paneled walls warmed the look of a room, but absorbed a lot of available light.
Vintage 1970s ranch style decor featured parquet wood flooring, vinyl sheet flooring and carpet.
Walnut or other cool, dark wood hallways led to open living areas that had wall-to-wall deep-pile or shag carpeting, in either neutral browns or bolder oranges and greens.
Fresh coats of neutral-colored paint can transform a space for little money.
In general, 1970s ranch-style living did not bring attention to itself.
Ranch homes typically have long, rectangular shapes with open floor plans.