6 Basic Elements of a Midcentury Home

By on November 6, 2017

Who doesn’t love a touch of nostalgia in today’s modern time? Don’t take it the wrong way. We do love modern minimalist interior styles, however, there’s something about in the past that makes a home stand out. More particularly, the mid-century home design never fails to bring that timeless sophistication.

 You don’t have to go full mid-century if your home already stands with minimalist, bohemian chic or any other style for that matter. Mix and match is always a great idea if you want to blend in two styles without going overboard.

Basic Elements of a Midcentury Home

Adding mid-century touch to your interior style will certainly bring vibrancy and timelessness to your space. Let your personal home serve as a time capsule, here are simple and great ways on how you can seamlessly incorporate mid-century style into your own abode.

Add a pop of color

When you hear mid-century, people usually think it’s vintage thus, boring and shy away from bold colors. That’s not the case, though. In fact, mid-century style blends well in modern style because it complements well with other styles. Yes, it’s vintage but it’s not dull. Pairing up a timeless brown leather alongside a popping artwork against the wall can bring life to space. Working with prints and patterns also does the trick.

Bring back the wood

 Surely you’ve visited your grandparent’s house, have you ever noticed their age-old furniture and other home pieces that screams vintage? Also, chances are they’ve had wooden furniture made of rosewood, oak, or the likes.

You can find pieces like these in flea markets or simply in your grandparent’s home. These valuable vintage furniture will remarkably give the essence and class and timelessness in your space.

Warm and retro

The mid-century home style is often described as warm and welcoming. It hints that relaxing atmosphere that whispers nostalgia and class. These vibes are what you ought to aim for when mixing and matching mid-century into your current home design.

No need to bring in unnecessary vintage or retro knickknacks, the key is to put items that embody that experience. It could be your grandma’s hand-me-down sofa or coffee table. The combination of these rustic elements in modern time beautifully gives that calming tone.

Color your walls white

Mid-century style means exploring a wide range of colors, however, some designers still prefer to stick to what has always been practiced, a classic, traditional, and a tip that never goes wrong—painting the walls white.

White walls are a staple for any other interior style from mid-century to nordic style. The reason why this is always the go-to color is that it gives way to focus on more important details of a the space such as the furniture and decor.

Sculptural displays, classic aesthetic, and art

 Artworks, statement pieces, displays, accents and accessories and everything else that speaks mid-century aesthetic are important elements of the said style. These are essentially key ingredients to donning the style.

Timeless mid-century pieces that have stunning features will transform your space. No need to splurge big on a classic art, expensive accent pieces or rustic furniture. However, these are great investments that will most likely serve you well for years. If you can find one in a flea market or from a relative, lucky for you.

 Opt for vintage furniture 

Let’s face it, modern furniture usually comes in sleek, sexy, and clean features. These are beautiful and can likely stand the test of time but there’s no denying that old and vintage furniture are still the best timeless pieces to highlight in a living space, even in a modern one.

In addition to that, these pieces have value and sentiment that no other modern furniture and fixtures can equally amount. 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 the author: Chie Suarez spends her downtime pinning home decor finds on Pinterest. She also writes for Wincrest Bespoke, a home builder in Sydney that is created for those who seek more than just a luxury home.

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