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What is Mid-Century Style in Interior Design

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What Defines Mid Century Style

Mid Century Style is defined by several factors. The style give us clean lines, gentle organic curves, a passion for different materials and designers that are idolized to this days.

This style is from mid-1930s to mid-1960s, he survived events like wars uproot and destruction. However the quality of this style particular is timeless and appreciated for everyone to our current days.

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What makes him so distinctive

This style particular has some distinguishing features, that consist of a classic, understated look, and clean lines with minimal fuss.

Keep in mind, functionality is important as form follows function, the space need to be uncluttered and have sleek lines with both organic and geometric forms, has minimal ornamentation and an exploration of different, and sometimes contrasting materials.

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Know your colors and materials

For color and materials we have in this category materials such as wood, and non-traditional materials such as metal, glass, vinyl and plywood. As for colors there is a wide range that could be neutral to gold and graphic use like black and white.

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Know the history and break the mystery

Understand the distinguishing features of the style, and find pieces that echo that. Iconic pieces from that period of time have been adapted and copied endlessly, and chances are that you might be able to find pieces that fit your lifestyle needs.

Buying vintage furniture is one way to do it, and even if you decide to buy new, generally one large piece can set the tone nicely.

Build around it. It does not have to be a set, but avoid too many patterns and stay within a color range, especially for wood.

How can you have a mid century modern living

Structure

As we know this style history speaks for itself, and mid century style is a design trend that influence the world with his unique design inspirations and goals. To a unique stye you need unique items, choose a few different items in different shapes and colors, and you will get a perfect mid century look.

In nowadays,structurally, mid-century modern homes tend to be open plan and use alternative room dividers such as central fireplaces in living rooms. This makes the space feel larger and allows light to be bounced around the rooms unlimited.

Another detail is marble, you can see it in counter tops and splashbacks. Marble was considered initially intended to look expensive and modern, however now it is simply an elegant and hardwearing choice for countertops.

During the 20th century laminate flooring was a must-have and those days still a trend and is resistant to damage and affordable, whilst still looking just as expensive as hardwood flooring.

Color

As for color schemes you can combine white and pale neutral walls with bold, colorful accents, the pale walls accentuate ay bold features to the room, making them appear more expensive and luxurious. The accents that you can use need to be bright and contrast against the neutral walls. But you can also try bold graphic prints or bright colors as an accent in your walls is an incredibly popular characteristics to.

If you want be more traditionally, the colors mustard yellow, moss green and tangerine orange are seen as the main accent colors to define the mid century modern décor.

Furniture

Wood is the go-to material for furniture to this style, he best part is that the furniture doesn’t even have to match exactly with each other. The furniture must include bold fabrics with graphic patterns and clean lines. However the sofas tend not to patterned, so instead choose to include patterned cushions to continue the style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As iconic choice for your furniture is the egg chairs if you have one you are in 60’s mid century style. They are also in this days a symbol of chic sophistication and charm, and are now more affordable to have in your own home.

Art

One characteristics for art is big bold expensive statement canvases that are intended to be the focus of the room.  If you identify  the main colors in the piece, you can then incorporate that as your accent color throughout the room, trying the color scheme together.

Another way is to use pendant light shades and lamps or creative mirror frames. These are timeless features of this style and add a little creativity to your home.

Lighting

An important detail the lighting are always bold and creative. For this style the lighting tend to be hanging lights (as opposed to wall mounted or contemporary down lighters) with an artistic purpose.  Using multiple lamps is also encouraged, whether they be floor lamps or table lamps, as an example you com use tripod floor lamps fit in well with this style of décor.

Accessories

Mid century style in particular don’t have and abundance of accessories as it has little clutter and focuses more on big expensive statement pieces of furniture over smaller, cheaper knick-knacks.  There’s instead minimal simple vintage accessories in particular places such as the coffee table.

A fancy living or dining room addition is a bar cart. You can fill this with liquor and cocktail shakers for entertaining guests with class or just at the end of hard day of work.

See our previous post about a beautiful Dreamy Modern 1950s Home
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