Do you want to have a Mid Century Modern Style Home?
I know this one has been around for some time, but only now I have started to appreciate it in a more consciously way. This is a style that can be pulled by everyone, and it is simple, bright and beautiful. In this post I will share with you, some of the focal points of the Mid Century Modern style.
So I did my research, and although I don’t want to turn this into an history class, I wanted to give you some background on it. The Mid Century Modern concept is used to refer the styles that became popular post World War II. This period of time (even though debatable) extends from the late 40’s until the early 70’s. It was empowered by the advance in the technology and the need of being optimist and happy, and brave, after the World War tears.
Now that we acknowledge this, we can understand better the most fundamental principles of this style.
This is about keeping things to a bare minimum. Having furniture with clean lines and smooth curved angles.
Pops of color
Even though they kept things simple, it doesn’t mean they have to be boring. In this style you bring interest through color. These bright tones were associated with joy and optimism, such as blueberry and fire red. But, if you want to try this style, make sure you only choose 3 colors maximum. Have a neutral foundation and then add touches of bright color in only 10%-20% of the room. Otherwise, if you are not an expert designer, it might look like your house is wearing a costume.
Most of the materials used are wood, cotton, leather, and metal. All nature related materials. Having greenery around also does the trick and gives life to a room.
There are some accessories and furniture statement pieces associated with the Mid Century Modern style such as: tapered legs (on everything, couches, dressers, cabinets, etc), lounge chairs, open shelving combined with cupboards, sunburst mirrors, bold suspension lamps, and many others.
What do you think? Do you love it or hate it? I’ve seen many interior designers mixing these style with the contemporary and minimalist styles, and they create beautiful rooms! As I mentioned earlier, I believe it is better to mix it with a more of a neutral style and colors, or it might get too much.
If you are looking for more trends and styles, go to this post where I talk about the Fall 2017 Interior design trends!
See you soon!