It’s previously been referred to like the furniture trend that won’t die, and the “pumpkin spice latte of interior design” – so it’s safe to say there are a lot of opinions when it comes to mid-century modern design. It’s a movement that just refuses to go away and is often overtaken by other trends only to reign supreme in the end. So, what’s the fascination with mid-century modern furniture? And will it ever cease to be a trend?
What is Mid-Century Modern Furniture?
Essentially, mid-century modern furniture is just that – an interior design furniture style that rose to prominence in the 50’s-60’s. Think: minimalist style made for the masses with an art deco touch. Nowadays, the style remains practically the same, still with same design chairs and furnishings that mid-century modern furniture is known for.
Some are bored of the phenomenon, with interior designers patiently waiting for the day they can finally say goodbye to the old-school trend. Others still embrace it with open arms. In fact, the now famous Scandinavian design style is largely based on the minimalist approach from the 50’s.
Where in The Home Should You Use It?
If you’re still passionate about mid-century modern furniture, then there’s plenty of home refurbishment ideas that can help you transform your home. One thing’s for sure – it won’t be going out of style anytime soon.
There are some rules when it comes to recreating the look in your home, so it’s important that you get the look just right. The style varies from room to room, so be sure to tailor it according to the layout. Don’t know where to begin? Here are some classic interior design ideas to get you started:
A Mid-Century Modern Bedroom
When it comes to mid-century modern style in the bedroom, it’s all about the little details. It’s best not to let the furniture overbear so the decorations come together to form the overall look. Invest in a chic nightstand, mirror, dresser and tall 60’s style lamps.
A Mid-Century Modern Dining Room
Creating a Mid-Century Modern inspired dining room is both practical and beautiful. Sleek chairs, slimline buffets and wood tables with trim lines are all hallmarks of your well-appointed Mid-Century modern dining room.
A Mid-Century Modern Living Room
The living room is your perfect opportunity to dive right into this timeless trend. Start with the iconic wooden legged sofa and dining table to set the tone and color scheme for the room. Then add other minimalist decorations such as lamps, corner tables and a leather floor pouffe. Be sure to stick to metallic when it comes to the smaller details if you really want to step back in time.
A Mid-Century Modern Patio, Garden, or Conservatory
For those who want to take their love of Mid-Century decor and design outdoors, there are lovely ways to incorporate Mid-Century Modern design into your patio, garden, or conservatory. Your outdoor living spaces aren’t just colder outbuilding, they are a further reflection of your home. Keep it in line with the mid-century modern theme flowing through your home. No doubt you’ve got some patio furniture placed as a starting point. Build upon the look by adding some patterned throws, shabby rug, and plenty of ornaments dotted around the shelves and on tables.
The Future of Mid-Century Modern Design
The real question is; how long will this interior design craze last? While no one can predict the future, it looks as if it’s become the normal way of decorating a home. Therefore, there’s no reason why that style will be changing any time soon. Just like jeans in the fashion industry, it looks like professional designers are going to have to accept that this trend won’t be fading away any time soon.
About the Author
Nathan Everett is a UK-based architect and interior designer who is also a DIY lover. He has two beautiful daughters, a lovely wife and 2 dogs.