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Best Tips to Achieve a Mid-Century Look at Home

Best Tips to Achieve a Mid-Century Look at Home

Mid-century described the design movement which emerged in the 40’s. This classic, understated look, with clean lines and minimal fuss, reigned supreme until the advances in technology and pre-fabrication of the 60’s saw its slow demise. However, we’ve witnessed a serious revival these past few years.

Juxtaposition of clean lines with organic shapes, a perfect mix of materials and a distinctive colour palette, the timeless quality, authenticity and the inherent elegance of the mid-century modern style has us all hooked.

Now, time to get inspired and see how you could infuse some mid-century modern vibes into your home!

Dark leather

Exploring new possibilities, mid-century design is famous for mixing natural materials with man-made ones. From the iconic Eames Lounge Chair made of plywood and leather to a classic brown leather sofa, there are plenty of options out there to play around with mid-century modern furniture.
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Exposed Wood

Exposed wood is another key characteristic of the mid-century modern style. From flooring and walls to furniture, it is one of the easiest ways to bring warmth and a feeling of nature into your room.
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Pops of colour

From the kitschy bright colours of the 50’s to the sophisticated and earthy colours of the 60’s, some colours can’t help but bring us back to mid-century modern era. Nowadays, you can inject some of these distinctive mid-century pops of colour into your interior through textiles, accessories and wall paints.
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Lighting

Because open floor plans were central to mid-century architectures, lighting needed to be excellent. As a result, lighting is a key decor element of mid-century design. From the iconic Sputnik to the sphere pendant, there is a stylish option out there for every room in your home.
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Greenery

Greenery completes the earthy tones of a mid-century interior perfectly. Wether it be a dragon tree, fiddle leaf, monstera, rubber tree or snake plant, opt for a combination of plants carefully chosen to add some interest to the design elements while making the interior look well-integrated and balanced.
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