Classic elements of Mid Century Modern home decor have crept into the contemporary design consciousness. The nostalgic shapes and styles we love are blending with of the moment trends to form a brand new hybrid look. We already told you how to find the perfect mid century modern window treatments, read on to learn how to style mid century modern furniture today.
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Here are the pieces that are essential to any mid century look today:
These futuristic silhouettes and shapes are what made mid century homes and workplaces iconically mod. New technologies allowed furniture to be made from molded plastic and formed into organic or space age shapes. Snag a vintage model or modern reproduction to give your home a nostalgic feel.
A light palette creates openness that was lacking in the low-ceilinged, wood paneled spaces of the 60s and 70s. A neutral space with strategic accent colors allows these iconic chairs to really stand out.
Space Age Lighting
Jetsons-like shapes drew out of the nation-wide fascination with space travel during the age of sputnik and the lunar landing.
Sputnik style tripod shapes and hairpin legs are making a huge comeback. This floor lamp speaks the the simplicity of mod design but incorporates the current exposed-bulb trend.
Heywood Wakefield Furniture
Scandinavian simplicity is back in full force. Make vintage or reproduction pieces look contemporary by pairing them with stark industrial design.
Broyhill Brasilia Furniture
Mid Century Color Palette
Decorating in this era centered around nature inspired colors. Green, gold, yellow and orange were popular for decades and could be found in clothing, home decor and even cars. In the 1960s this same palette was amped up to psychadelic brights and neons.
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Mixing brights, metallics and stark black and white were employed in decorating to create the maximum contrast.