MID CENTURY MODERN DESIGN GUIDE

WHAT IS MID CENTURY MODERN?

Emerging between the middle of the 20th century in America, mid century designs are one of the most popular design styles in the world today. Promoting functionally, openness, and being uncluttered. They rarely feature any fancy ornamentation or upholstery. Mid century designs feature unique curves and finishes that when infused in your home’s interior, shines without feeling overdone. 

DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Organic influences

  • Simple forms

  • Emphasis on function

Here, we’ve provided you with some tips on getting started if you're looking to re style your home!

INSPIRATION & INFORMATION

The first step should always be gathering ideas and inspiration. Keep in mind that a good interior design should reflect your lifestyle, so don’t stay overly attached to just one style. You can mix different styles and blend them together to create the best solution for your space. A great tool to gather and organize your ideas is Pinterest as it allows your to create individual mood boards as well as giving you further inspirations from things you've previously liked.

GOOD QUALITY STATEMENT PIECES 

After finishing the planning process, start choosing at least one or two signature mid-century modern pieces to start building your room design around. An example of this could be a curved sofa with our Paul Lounge Chair. Once your statement pieces are set, utilize design elements such as colour, decor, and accent pieces that help tie the room together. 

USING COLOUR

Something that distinguishes mid-century modern designs from minimalism is the experimental use of colour. Please note that mid century designs typically combine darker neutral tones with saturated accent colours. Bright accent colours work beautifully mixed against primary neutral tones such as black, white, and wood tones. 

MEASURE & SIZE

When aiming for a mid century modern styles, avoid oversize and bulky furniture  as they often tend to clutter up a room. Opting for smaller options allow for the space to feel wider and more inviting. Add mirrors or choose glass pieces as they often give an impression of a larger area.

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