Don’t get us wrong, we love the sleek touch of the modern interior design. There are just people who are born in the wrong era that desires to relive that era in the now. We present you, the mid-century home decor.
Mid-century interior design in modern day’s era is a timeless match and a mix of both certainly adds vibrance and sophistication in a space.
Regardless in you live in a small home, new building, rental or whatnot, this design style is a great way to personalize your space without going over the top.
Relive the old time without going in a time capsule. Prepare yourself to fall deeply in love and nostalgic with mid-century design and to accompany you with that, here are some great tips on how you can incorporate it in your home.
1: Add splash of color
Mid-century isn’t completely vintage or modern; it’s somehow categorized in between dons a style that works well in the 1950s and present day. That means, mid-century style doesn’t shy away from bold colors.
Adding splashes of bold colors which complements one another alongside a vintage table, a framed retro artwork, white walls and various prints and patterns works well altogether when styled unitedly.
Don’t hold yourself back from painting the walls citrus orange or bright yellow. So long as you can work with your anchors, furniture and accents, there’s nothing to worry about.
2: Paint the walls white
Although some mid-century homes enjoy experimenting with different combinations of color sets, most mid-century designs still stick to the classics and traditional — white walls.
The primary reason why the chosen color is still the go-to shade for sporting the design is because it gives focus to the furnishings and allows it to take the center stage.
It’s a simple technique to showcase the fine craftsmanship of furnitures and its clean and sharp lines. You do want to highlight the hand-me-down vintage chair from your grandma, don’t you?
3: Bring back the wood
We’re not talking about the altered and engineered woods of today, we’re going way back to the old times where people let real wood take the floor and offer that cozy and nostalgic presence.
Oak, rosewood and the likes brings that appeal to a home. Of course, hunting for these breathtakingly beautiful pieces can be quite difficult and harmful to your pocket. Worry not, there are modern mimics of these old elements that shines equally well.
Or if you want to look for antiques and vintage styles, go to flea markets where you can score vintage yet valuable furnitures that has timeless designs that won’t go over your budget.
4: Go wild with patterns
If you don’t really want to go full mid-century and want a tidbit of modern touch for your home, you can mix the two and go for modern mid-century. One of the simplest and easiest ways to get the style is putting up geometric, bold or moroccan patterns.
You can play with this through wallpapers, drapes, rugs, throw pillows, blankets, and the works. Do keep in mind though that with the bold patterns, you should still have to watch the visual weight of your space. You should instill balance and avoid visual clutter for it can be overwhelming and it might come off as maximalist.
5: Warm and retro
Warm and welcoming are two words associated best to describe the sense of the home design. On the other hand, retro is the word best to describe the vibe it airs out in the atmosphere.
Mid-century treasures paired with white walls along with some rustic elements make a calming combination and satisfaction to the eyes.
6: Sculptural displays, classic aesthetic and art
These artworks, statement pieces, displays, accents and accessories and everything mid-century aesthetic per se are important parts of a mid-century style.
Usually, the chosen pieces are timeless features that are stunning in modern or historical space. You don’t have to splurge big on a classic art or expensive accent pieces or rustic furnitures. However, these are great investments that will most likely serve you well for years.
7: Opt for vintage furnitures
Let’s face it, the sleek and chic features of modern furnitures are sexy and clean, no doubt. However, old and vintage furnitures are still the best timeless pieces to highlight in a living space, even in a modern one.
Moreover, these pieces have value and sentiment that no other modern furnitures and fixtures can top off. If you want, there are plenty of unique modern yet vintage furniture designs out there that are worth every penny and should stick around with you for years.
What’s your best advice to achieve a mid-century home decor and design? Share it with us!
About Chie Suarez
Chie Suarez is a passionate writer for PAAL Kit Homes, a company that manufactures and supplies steel-framed kit homes that help Australian families build their dream home. Chie has a deep interest in home design and decoration.