Mid-century furniture is making a major comeback. Homeowners are loading the bazaar for mid-century furniture and textiles because it can add a touch of the 60s to their homes.

But why are homeowners suddenly so interested in the vintage pool of decor elements? Well, the answer seems to be that living in a mass-produced culture has made us want custom-made, one-of-a-kind creations. Simply put, our eyes have grown tired of gazing at the same row after row of the same pieces. Like fast fashion, the furniture and home decor seem to have fallen into a hole of synchronicity.

Well, no one wants someone to pass by wearing the same dress they are! Unless you are twinning, of course. Same way, homeowners don’t want to settle for something mainstream. But, on the other hand, we can also feel stuffy and uncozy in a modern home if there is nothing to warm it up.

So ask yourself how you can bring a lively element to your contemporary home?

You can make your home less modern and achieve the same finesse on the beauty and style front by mixing the mid-century modern furniture with it.

There are ways you can add mid-century appeal to your contemporary decor. The key is to make sure about choosing the right items. Although sleek and ageless, the mid-century style may make it seem old if not handled with care. So, why don’t we meet in the middle by transforming our modern home into a mid-century architectural dream? Here are the methods to transport your home to another era without living in a time capsule!

Throw Me A Curve

The mid-century modern movement was named after the fact that it occurred in the middle of the twentieth century, roughly between the early 1930s and the mid-1960s. Compared to older times, the pieces of furniture then were more organic and formed while staying relatively simple. It may be due to the lack of elaborate embellishments.

Modern design furniture has straight edges and minimal appeal, much like mid-century designs. Therefore, here, the mix is organic and doesn’t crash. The right way to mix modern furniture with contemporary furniture is to choose mid-century furniture designs. They are more rounded to balance the straight lines in a contemporary home.

You may have noticed that if you add a curved sofa in a room full of furniture with straight edges, your eyes automatically go towards it.

Colour- Is The Right Way

Dare to add a pink sofa to your room?

If you are currently anxious, you probably have a modern design home with white walls and minimal furniture with neutral colours playing a major role. But sometimes neutrals can feel cold.

You can add a pink sofa or a green emerald couch to the mix and see how lovely your place can become. The colour will infuse with your decor and not be intrusive, which is key.

You can then build some key pieces around the sofa- add some curved legs and round edges pieces of furniture and let it work its magic.

Brighten Your Modern Decor By Using Right Lights

Think stunning contemporary wonders hanging from the ceilings or lighting up elegant side tables. This is what mid-century lighting is about.

Go for pendant lights and fixtures that are one-of-a-kind are not only practical but also works of art. But, unfortunately, these lights are hard to find. So look around(dig in the thrifts) until you discover something that speaks to you. If you want to find galvanized lights, you may ask your friends or browse on the internet to find a store that would give the classic look and designs you want, and who knows when your lucky day will come!

Remember that mid-century modern isn’t a dressy style, so lamp sets aren’t a must-have lighting option. Instead, you can focus on bold lighting to transport your home to this beautiful age.

Final Word

So, no matter what modern interior you’re working with, a few mid-century touches may always brighten it up. While you’re hunting, incorporate some of the above ideas to infuse that old-world charm into your home.

Chloe Miller

Chloe Miller, with a Bachelor’s in Interior Design from the New York School of Interior Design, has been an expert in home decor and design trends for 15 years. She joined our website in 2021, offering her expertise in space optimization, color schemes, and sustainable decor. Chloe’s prior experience includes working with interior design firms and as a freelance consultant. She is a DIY enthusiast and enjoys upcycling furniture in her spare time.

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