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Mid-Century Modern Style 101

Posted by Mandi Bugatti on

Mid-century modern design is everywhere these days, and you can recognize it in furniture with clean lines and simpler forms. It carries a timeless quality with a classic, understated look which has increased its popularity at a time when many people are looking to declutter their lives.

Background and Influences

There is so much more to mid-century modern than “that furniture from Mad Men,” or a seemingly futuristic look. This period of design lasted from about the mid-1930s to the mid 1960s, and explored new forms and a spirit that was accessible to everyone.

Technological advances provided new ways for furniture to be produced and in higher quantities. Even the colors became bolder and brighter as a way of expressing optimism after the Depression and World War II.

Elements of Modern Style

  • Functionality is important, as form follows function
  • Organic and geometric forms
  • Uncluttered, clean lines with minimal ornamentation
  • Variety of materials that are both traditional and non-traditional
  • The juxtaposition of different, and sometimes contrasting materials

The trick to adding mid-century design into your home is to also infuse your personality, otherwise you end up with a one dimensional look that looks like a time capsule instead of a home. By choosing art that is meaningful to you, mixing in pieces from other styles, and adding special touches that are uniquely you, your space will come alive. Here is some inspiration to get started.

Living Room

For your living room we recommend the Natalia Sofa and Loveseat Set pictured in the featured image above. This set features the shape, button tufting and angled peg legs that are hallmark elements of mid-century modern design. If you already have a sofa you like, you could add the Chenault Starburst coffee table and end table to incorporate the modern feel to your living room.

Dining Room

If you are looking to add mid-century design to your dining room, we recommend the Montoya Round Dining Table featuring the iconic tulip shaped table, and your choice of chartreuse or blue chairs for a pop of color. The Paxton 5 PC Dining Table Set would be a great choice as well.

Bedroom

The Charity Bedroom Set has the clean lines and gorgeous mid-century modern feel without being overly matchy. A blue upholstered bed is paired with warm walnut brown finished storage pieces for a fresh look that is easy to dress up with your personal style.

Lighting

tripod floor lamp or an arching floor lamp both have the mid-century modern philosophy of "form follows function." These are perfect choices for behind the sofa or a room corner that needs extra lightinging. 

Now for the fun part, choosing mid-century modern furniture for your space! With locations Farmers Branch and North Richland Hills, TX you can conveniently find everything you need at prices that fit both your tastes and your budget, and many items are available for same day pick up or delivery to DFW addresses. Visit our website to browse the inventory.

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