All you need to know about the mid-century modern era, featuring clean lines and pure forms with natural materials and warm color schemes. There are endless ways to style your interior space mid-century modern but here some guidelines for a successful mid-century modern space with plenty of wiggle room!

 

The mid-century modern era kept the walls white to make the interior space’s focal point to be on the furniture and decor designs and truly make the high quality finishes stand out. The mid-century modern era was all about the simple yet elegant refined designs and what better way to successfully accomplish it than clean, white walls. For a warm atmosphere, the mid-century modern era also exposed brick walls above the fireplace as well as natural wood walls for an ever more welcoming atmosphere.

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Sofa

Wall Sconce

Stone Side Table

Cowhide Rug

Armless Lounge Chair

Arm Chair

Ottoman

Sideboard/Credenza

 

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Lounge Chair

Sideboard

 

Even though the designs and aesthetic of the mid-century modern era is still very desirable, it can easily seem as if your interior space is a time capsule, modernize it by using neutral colors and hints of the aesthetics from the mid-century modern era. The designs of the mid-century modern era are bold in personality and having too much can be overwhelming, pick a few of your favorites such as the iconic Eames coffee table, stool, and/or lounge chair to truly have an interior space you can appreciate and love!

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Coffee Table

Chandelier

Sofa

 

Japanese-Inspired Bainbridge Island house dining room and kitchen

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The mid-century modern era spent most of their time enjoying the outdoors which in result made the interior space look and feel like the outdoors with an airy and fresh vibe. The best way to accomplish this is by welcoming natural wood materials; whether it’s in the construction and/or your furniture. Another way is to have large windows, what we now call, floor-to-ceiling windows, for maximum exposure to the natural light and view of the outdoors! Whatever you choose, both works wonderfully for the ultimate mid-century modern interior design!

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Drawer Coffee Table

Pendant Lamp

Sofa

Dining Table

Dining Chair

 

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Dining Table

Side Table

Dining Chair

Lounge Chair

 

The mid-century modern era has definitely redefined the function and aesthetic in lighting fixtures is considered to be timeless necessities for any and/or all interior space. World renowned designers such as Serge Mouille for his 3 arm lamps, Greta M. Grossman for her Grasshopper lamps, Poul Henningsen’s multi layered lamp, and more! The mid-century modern era was the start of creative designs in which we will always look back and appreciate the movement they have created and embrace the endless inspiration for innovative designs today and the future!

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Pendant Lamp

Pendant Lamp

Coffee table

Rug

Barstool

Sofa

 

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Ceiling Lamp

Lounge Chair

Bookshelf

 

The mid-century modern era was known for its open floor plan for, blending the dining and living room into one big harmonious and cohesive interior space. It gives a sense of togetherness when entertaining compared to having walls up. The mid-century modern era also did this with the outdoors! For those warm summer days and nights, entertaining both indoor and outdoor was so common it was considered a necessity to blend the two spaces together.

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Arm Chair

Sofa

Coffee Table

Wall Sconce

Decorative Pillow

Dining Table

 

The smaller details will make the interior space look and feel complete, hang a few artistic pieces on the wall, bring in a rug, and a table top decor! The mid-century modern era’s furniture design is simple in shape and form, allowing plenty of room for decor, the truly fun and exciting part of decorating an interior space! It’s all about the carefully thought out details within the space that will make anyone love and appreciate it!

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Dining Table

Dining Side Chair

Rug

Armchair

Ceiling Lamp