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What Is Mid-Century Modern Home And 32 Examples
Mid-century modern decor isn’t just a trend right now, it’s a whole direction as it will be actual and edgy for many years. The comfortable and stylish designs fit with today’s more casual lifestyle and open floor plans like no other. I’d like to speak about the style and ways to pull it off in your home, let’s begin.
What’s Mid-Century Modern Style?
It’s really a reference to developments from the middle of the 20th century – mainly after World War II – in architecture, furniture, materials and technologies that become popular after the end of the war. Most sources generally accept that the heyday was roughly 1945-1969. Mid-century modern has many of its roots in Germany’s Bauhaus style. Thanks to the migration from Europe after World War II, designers brought this type of interior décor o the United States, where it became extremely popular and still is. The style is popular today as it’s a perfect fit for today’s contemporary, modern and eclectic home décor styles. A connection to Scandinavian minimalism and the incorporation of natural materials is a core feature that fuels its following.
a black and white bedroom with a grey statement wall, a wooden bed, a wooden bench, a fluffy grey rug and a glazed wall
What Are Characteristic Features of Mid-Century Modern Homes?
The understated and versatile look of mid-century modern comes from its clean lines, curves, smooth surfaces. It is more about geometric minimalism, and excessive decor is not to be found in mid-century modern design. The design philosophy is about focusing on the basic elements and the function of the piece.
a bright mid-century modern bathroom with grey geometric tiles, a light pink vanity, touches of stained wood and gold
a bright mid-century modern bedroom with a cathcy black wall, a mustard chair, a fluffy rug and an orange decoration over the bed
a bright mid-century modern bedroom with a rich stained bed, a white fluffy rug, a gilded frame nightstand and an abstract artwork
a calming mid-century modern bedroom with a grey upholstered bed, a gilded chandelier, dark stained nightstands and a neutral rug
Plywood, plastic, metal, glass, vinyl, plexiglass and Lucite all made their appearance in furnishings of this era. Wood details are still a unifying element throughout mid-century modern design, which springs from the Scandinavian influence. Finished and unfinished wood is used for décor details like doors, knobs, ceilings and storage.
a chic and bright mid-century modern bedroom with white walls, rich stained furniture, a black storage bench and a gilded chandelier
a chic mid-century modern space with white hex tiles and black usual ones, a rich stained vnaity and a statement mirror
a classic mid-century modern bathroom with white square and penny tiles, a boho rug, a wooden vanity and touches of brass
a colorful mid-century modern bedroom with a bright geometric rug, a bed, laconic nightstands and an eclectic gallery wall
a colorful mid-century modern space with light pink walls, marble tiles, a coral vanity and a bright pink rug and a gallery wall
a contemporary meets mid-century modern kitchen with a marble tile backsplash, pendant lamps and a kitchen island with a waterfall top
Mid-century modern style is about bold pops of color. Don’t be afraid to rock various bold shades here and there incorporating upholstery, wallpaper, bright floors, rugs and other stuff.
a cozy yet small mid-century modern kitchen with rich-stained cabinets, a turquoise tile backsplash, pendant lamps and a kitchen island
a large mid-century modern kitchen with wooden cabinets, white backsplashes and countertops
a light green and white mid-century modern kitchen with marble countertops and a backsplash plus gold touches
a light-colored mid-century modern kitchen with white countertops and tiled walls plus wooden stools
a light-filled mid-century modern kitchen with rich-stained cabinets, white countertops, white sculptural pendant lamps
Pattern And Texture
Textures are also important in mid-century modern design, as in any space that is modern and full of clean lines and minimalist shapes. Elements like rugs, rough stone fireplaces, smooth glass table, sleek ceramics, and textured upholstery come together for a more interesting room.
a mid-century modern bedroom with a bed, catchy nightstands, a grey chair and a suspended lamp
a mid-century modern bedroom with a geometric rug, a wooden bed, a round mirror, printed curtains and a variety of pillows
a mid-century modern bedroom with a teal statement wall, a grey bench and a globe pendant lamp
a mid-century modern meets boho bedroom with a boho rug, a woven bench, a built-in shelving unit and an artwork
a monochromatic mid-century modern bedroom with a wooden bed and console plus a statement black wall
a rich-stained mid-century modern kitchen with white countertops, a white hood and pendant sphere-shaped lamps
a stylish mid-century modern bathroom with whiet skinny tiles, geo tiles on the floor, a boho rug, a wooden vanity and pendant lamps
a stylish mid-century modern bedroom with a geometric rug, rich-stained furniture, potted greenery and artworks
a welcoming mid-century modern kitchen with light-colored cabinets with metallic handles, plywood stools, a blue kitchen island and a wooden countertop
a white Scandinavian meets mid-century modern kitchen with sleke cabinets, butcher block, white subway tiles
a white textural mid-century modern kitchen with a bright yellow backsplash, a matching lamp and pots, white chairs