Get the Look: Mid Century Modern

09-08-2017
by T Thomas

Decorating your home can be a really exciting task, especially when you’ve chosen a theme or style that you really love. Here, we’re going to focus on getting that mid century modern style that is on trend right now.

The Distinguishing Features Of Mid Century Style

Mid century sofaThere are a few distinguishing features of mid century style. The look is nearly always classic and understated, but in no way does this mean that they are the same.

Functionality is a huge factor in any mid century style - your home must be functional to work well. The design is usually considered uncluttered and sleek, with minimal ornamentation to avoid creating visual clutter and a feeling of messiness. Mid century chairYour mid century style can still be textured and interesting, you just need to make sure you select your items carefully.

In most cases, both traditional and nontraditional materials can be used. It isn’t uncommon to use contrasting materials either, such as wood and plastics together.

When it comes to colors, pretty much anything goes. You may find a graphic use of black and white appealing, or prefer to use colors from neutral to bold. Whatever you like, you can make it work in this style. 

Include Signature Furniture Pieces

Mid century tablesSignature furniture pieces will make the difference between a mid century style that stands out and one that falls flat. Buying vintage and antique furniture is always the way to go, as they give far more style and character than replica pieces. One large piece can set the tone you want, so make sure you’re really selective when it comes to your sofa.

Don’t include too many patterns in your furniture or any room - you can use a pattern, but too many of them won’t look right for this style. Ideally, you want to go for a retro feel, using things like unusual lamps, tapered legs and curves for furniture, and warm woods to create the look. Natural and textured finishes work really well in mid century style, so things like linen, felt, teak, walnut, oak and rosewood can all be used. Make sure there’s no glossiness or sparkle here - it will not go with the look you’re trying to achieve.Mid century desk

Unique pendant lights look amazing in a mid century style home; they’ll add texture and can almost be like a piece of hanging art. Ornate mirrors are great too, especially sunburst style mirrors. Remember, this is not a matchy matchy style so you don’t need to go on the hunt for matching sets and such. You can mix and match where you feel appropriate to create the right look.

Mid century artMake sure that you don’t clutter walls with art and instead go for higher end pieces - a couple of bold, high quality pieces will always work better than lots of cheaper pieces.

Hopefully this guide has helped you to create the mid century style you love in your home - remember, investing in genuine vintage and antique will always create the best look imaginable!

Browse our current catalogue of mid century furniture online or contact us on 07799 660323 to arrange an appointment.

 
 
Mid Century Italian Bar Gio Ponti Style c1950

Mid Century Italian Bar Gio Ponti Style c1950

  £3,950.00
   
Mid Century Rosewood Sideboard by Robert Heritage

Mid Century Rosewood Sideboard by Robert Heritage

  SOLD
   
Art Deco Walnut and Rosewood Side Table

Art Deco Walnut and Rosewood Side Table

  £1,850.00
   
Mid Century Danish Desk in Teak by Lovig

Mid Century Danish Desk in Teak by Lovig

  £1,650.00
 
 
Mid century Danish Rosewood Sideboard

Mid Century Danish Rosewood Sideboard

  £1,650.00
   
Art Deco walnut Coffee Table

Art Deco walnut Coffee Table

  £700.00
   
Art Deco Rosewood Cabinet

Art Deco Rosewood Cabinet

  £550.00
   
Pair of Mid Century Leather Armchairs

Pair of Mid Century Leather Armchairs

  £1,450.00
 
 
Mid Century Piano Finish Chest of Drawers

Mid Century Piano Finish Chest of Drawers

  SOLD
   
Rosewood Sideboard with Tambour Door by Hans Peter Hansen for Skive

Rosewood Sideboard with Tambour Door by Hans Peter Hansen for Skive

  £3,200.00
   
Planar Range Dining Table by Robert Heritage for Archie Shine

Planar Range Dining Table by Robert Heritage for Archie Shine

  £1,450.00
   
Italian Brass and Steel Console Table c1960

Italian Brass and Steel Console Table c1960

  £850.00
 
 
Mid Century Coffee Table by Paul Cadovius for France and Son

Mid Century Coffee Table by Poul Cadovius for France and Son

  £1,950.00
   
Diplomat Sideboard in Rosewood by Finn Jhul

Diplomat Sideboard in Rosewood by Finn Jhul

  £1,650.00
   
French Art Deco Sideboard in Rosewood c1920

French Art Deco Sideboard in Rosewood c1920

  £1,850.00
   
Danish Leather Sofa by Thames

Danish Leather Sofa by Thames

  £1,450.00
 
 
Pair of Danish Leather Chairs by Thames

Pair of Danish Leather Chairs by Thames

  £1,450.00
   
A Pair of Bronze and Gilt Candelabra c1840

A Pair of Bronze and Gilt Candelabra c1840

  £2,250.00
   
A Pair of Mid Century Walnut Console Tables

A Pair of Mid Century Walnut Console Tables

  £2,850.00
   
Bronze Lion on a Rock by James Andrey c1920

Bronze Lion on a Rock by James Andrey c1920

  £1,850.00
 
 
Art Deco Bronze patinated Listening Man by Roncourt

Art Deco Bronze patinated Listening Man by Roncourt

  £950.00
   
Art Deco Bronze Patinated Pheasant c1930

Art Deco Bronze Patinated Pheasant c1930

  £450.00
   
Italian Burr Maple Sideboard Chest c1950

Italian Burr Maple Sideboard Chest c1950

  SOLD
   
French Art Deco Walnut Chest of Drawers

French Art Deco Walnut Chest of Drawers

  SOLD
 
 
Art Deco Armoire in Macassar Ebony

Art Deco Armoire in Macassar Ebony

  £1,850.00
   
Vintage Tan leather Buttoned Chesterfield Sofa

Vintage Tan leather Buttoned Chesterfield Sofa

  SOLD
   
Cocobolo Sideboard by Merrow Associates

Cocobolo Sideboard by Merrow Associates

  £2,250.00
   
Oak Saw Back Chairs by Hans J Wegner c1960

Oak Saw Back Chairs by Hans J Wegner c1960

  £2,250.00
 
 
Rosewood Sideboard Bridgeford by Robert Heritage

Rosewood Sideboard Bridgeford by Robert Heritage

  £2,450.00
   
Mid Century Danish Rosewood Desk

Mid Century Danish Rosewood Desk

  £1,650.00
   
Mid Century Danish Dining Table

Mid Century Danish Dining Table

  £1,150.00
   
Mid Century Danish Dining Chairs Set of Six

Mid Century Danish Dining Chairs Set of Six

  £1,650.00
 
 
GE530 Sofa by Hans J Wegner for Getema

GE530 Sofa by Hans J Wegner for Getema

  £1,800.00
   
Art Deco Armchairs in Walnut and Leather c1930

Art Deco Armchairs in Walnut and Leather c1930

  SOLD
   
Mid Century Dining Table by Hans Battrud

Mid Century Dining Table by Hans Battrud

  £1,650.00
   
Art Deco Walnut Cabinet

Art Deco Walnut Cabinet

  SOLD