Our Guide to Mid Mod DesignColby Morrell
There is no denying that the furniture and decor introduced during the 1950s and 1960s were beautifully designed, clean, and sophisticated. We also cannot deny that despite the passage of time, these designs have remained a huge part of interiors. Today we see the mid-century influence in nearly all design magazines, and there’s no escaping its presence at furniture market.
In this post we are going to explore practical ways and ideas to use mid-mod pieces into your home and create a livable, beautiful, and totally unique space. Ready to be inspired???
While we love the mid-mod look, we stand strong in saying that practicing moderation is key. Let’s call it “mid-moderation”. Too much of a good thing will end up making your space look dated and drab. Imagine stepping into someone’s home that is completely decked out in mid century decor…you’d be asking yourself what decade you’re in. Instead the look should appear timeless, like the designs themselves.
Mid-century modern furniture is easily identified by their straight, clean lines accented with smooth, curved angles. They rarely feature any fancy ornamentation or upholstery. Adding a mid-mod lounging chair to your living room alongside other clean lined furniture is the perfect way to add that touch of history without going overboard. A mid-mod console alongside a dinning table is another great way. If you really want the mid-modern look to carry well throughout your home, tables and accessories from this period will help. Since these pieces are so clean and simple, we love the idea of mixing them with antiques to add purposeful contrast and intrigue.
It’s all about the icing on the cake – in fact, a room isn’t completely finished without the right accessories. You can find mid century accessories literally everywhere. Rugs, lighting, and objects are all easily found in today’s market. This is time where we encourage to mix and match and have fun. Keep in mind a color scheme you would like your space to have and pull accessories that match/compliment your scheme. This era was known for its simplicity, so don’t go overboard.