7 Simple Ways to Bring the Trend of Mid-Century Modern Design into your Home
Mid-century modern is a popular style in today's home decor, but it can be hard to know how much is just enough. Here are some tips for introducing mid-century modern to your home without feeling like you've stepped into a time machine.
FOCUS ON CLEAN LINES
When it comes to mid-century modern style, less is more and clean lines are essential. Furniture from this era is designed in a minimalist style with no unnecessary parts. Functionality is also key, so many mid-century pieces can be used in multiple ways and in a variety of different rooms.
INCORPORATE WOOD FURNITURE
Mid-century pieces were commonly made of wood, especially teak or black walnut, or a similar wood veneer. Other materials were often incorporated into mid-century furniture, but wood arms and legs are very common features.
UNIQUE LIGHTING FIXTURES
Pendant lights are a great option for adding a pop of mid-century modern style to a space. They come in a variety of shapes and colors, and can serve as a focal point in the room. Mid-century table lamps are another lighting option, and are easy to find at flea markets and thrift stores.
INCLUDE A BAR CART IN YOUR DECOR
"Cocktail culture" was popular in the 1950s, and a bar cart is the perfect way to incorporate this style element. Stocking the cart with vintage decanters and glasses adds even more authenticity to the decor.
PAINT THE WALLS WHITE
Painting a mid-century modern room white brightens it up and allows the color palette of the mid-century decor to become the main focus. When it comes to the decor, experiment with colors that were popular at that time, including orange, brown, chartreuse, pink, or teal.
USE WALLPAPER OR RETRO PATTERNS TO ADD A POP OF COLOR
Consider selecting an accent wall in a dining room or den and covering it with wallpaper in a mid-century modern pattern. If you're hesitant to put up wallpaper, adding artwork to the walls that incorporates geometric shapes is an easy way to add mid-century style to any room. Another option is to add an area rug in a retro pattern to a living area or bedroom.
BLEND MODERN WITH TRADITIONAL
It's often easier to ease into adding mid-century modern decor than to completely change the style of a room. A mid-century modern couch can be accessorized with cozy pillows and a throw blanket to bring in traditional elements. Incorporating mid-century modern lighting fixtures into a more traditionally styled room or adding traditional chairs to a mid-century dining table are two other ideas for combining two design styles in one space.
Mid-century modern style continues to be a popular home decor trend, and these simple tips can help you add elements of this trending style to your home. For more information on how Fossil Blu can help you incorporate our products into your home's design, contact us.