Give your home the Mid-Century Modern style
For decades, Mid-Century Modern has been the pinnacle of simplistic modernity. With the rise of the post-War trend, mid-century styling paved the way for effortless, functional furniture in the home. But what exactly is this trend that defined the mid-20th century?
Here are some tips for achieving the Mid-Century Modern decor style in your home.
History of Mid-Century Modern and its rise in popularity
Mid-Century Modern describes the period post-World War II, where simplicity and functionality were the height of popularity. The post-war era from the 1940s to the late 60s saw the rise in clean lines and multi-purpose furniture. It echoed the need and desire for simplicity and space. The style reflected easy-living and the way the world was at the time.
The mid-20th century was a time of iconic change for interior design. Designers of the time, like Nelson, sought after new initiative developments. To utilise early 20th-century technical advances from the war to incite mass production and affordability. Even in 2022, the historic mid-century movement continues to be a top global furniture trend in many homes.
Elements that make up Mid-Century style
Interest in the modern movement grew with designers intrigued by simplistic furniture and functional living. Mid-Century Modern was first referred to in 1984 by designer Cara Greenberg for her book.
Teak wood, as well as rosewood and oak, are some main components of mid-century furniture and décor. The rich colours and durability were the preference for lasting furniture. With new vibrant accent colours and rich woods to create tables, cabinets, and desks, it differed from past decades.
So here is how to add some Mid-Century Modern style to your interior decor.
Key tips to get the Mid-Century Modern look
When incorporating Mid-Century furniture into your home, think minimalism first. So, before bringing a mid-century style into your home, ensure there’s enough room for the new décor.
Embrace wooden pieces
As mentioned above, teak is the most common wood used for Mid-Century Modern furniture. The hardwood is durable, of good quality, so it will easily stand the test of time. The rich shades of teak, oak, rosewood, and ply, embrace the vibrancy of mid-century modern while keeping in with the simplistic furniture style.
Unique curved décor
The Mid-Century Modern style is achievable without filling your home with too many pieces. Mid-century modern is about simplicity. It focuses the décor on a few mid-century modern pieces that bring it to life without going overboard. Statement chairs, coffee tables, and artwork are excellent ways of integrating timeless modernity. For example, the famous Eames chair is a popular staple piece for adding high-end quality Mid-Century modernity and sleek elegance. It depicts curves and unique shapes while seamlessly blending with contemporary furnishing.
Creating the right balance
To get a good balance between utilising Mid-Century Modern furniture with contemporary pieces, mix-and-match what you add to your home. If you don’t have an endless budget, don’t worry. Unique curved coffee tables or colourful art – there are plenty of second-hand and modern replicas that will create the style.
Colour is everything
Colour is a major element of Mid-Century Modern. Vibrant wooden furniture and colourful, plush pieces against neutral backgrounds. It draws attention to singular items in the room and embraces nostalgia. Bold accent colours and geometric patterns achieve this – depending on individual style and current interiors.
It’s important to note that the furniture of the 1940s to 60s was not made for homes today, so make sure to pick pieces that work with your space and home needs.
Adding small elements of the Mid-Century Modern style will give your home the look while keeping your home spacious and functional!
It’s now time to take these tips and transform your home into the mid-century modern dream.
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