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.

 
 
Rosewood Lotus Flip-Flap Table by Dyrlund

Rosewood Lotus Flip-Flap Table by Dyrlund

  £4,200.00
   
Pair of Mid Century Teak Armchairs - Danish c1960

Pair of Mid Century Teak Armchairs - Danish c1960

  £2,650.00
   
Danish Rosewood Desk c1960

Danish Rosewood Desk c1960

  £1,450.00
   
Art Deco Desk Piano Lacquer Black c1930

French Art Deco Desk Piano Black c1930

  £1,850.00
 
 
French Art Deco Desk in Walnut c1930

French Art Deco Desk in Walnut c1930

  £1,250.00
   
Art Deco Chest of Drawers in Walnut

Art Deco Chest of Drawers in Walnut

  £850.00
   
Art Deco Desk in Black Piano Lacquer c1930

Art Deco Desk in Black Piano Lacquer c1930

  £2,750.00
   
Mid Century Danish Teak Sideboard

Mid Century Danish Teak Sideboard

  £1,850.00
 
 
Vintage Brown Leather Chesterfield

Vintage Brown Leather Chesterfield

  £2,250.00
   
Industrial Warehouse light in polished Aluminium c1950

Industrial Warehouse light in polished Aluminium c1950

  £600.00
   
Art Deco Bedside chests by Maple and Co

Art Deco Bedside chests by Maple and Co

  £950.00
   
Mid Century, Rosewood Sideboard by Bramin. c1950

Mid Century Rosewood Sideboard by Bramin. c1950

  £3,650.00
 
 
A Pair  Armchairs by Jindrich Halabala for Thonet

Art Deco H269 Armchairs by Jindrich Halabala for Thonet

  £3,250.00
   
Mid Century Rosewood Desk by Henning Jensen

Mid Century Rosewood Desk by Henning Jensen

  £2,650.00
   
Mid Century Rosewood Cocktail Sideboard by Vitorrio Dassi

Mid Century Rosewood Cocktail Sideboard by Vitorrio Dassi

  £3,650.00
   
French Art Deco Dining Table in Rosewood

French Art Deco Dining Table in Rosewood

  £2,150.00
 
 
Set of Six Art Deco Dining Chairs

Set of Six Art Deco Dining Chairs

  £2,250.00
   
Art Deco Gentlemans Wardrobe in Walnut c1930

Art Deco Gentlemans Wardrobe in Walnut c1930

  £950.00
   
Mid Century Rosewood and Teak Dining Table

Mid Century Rosewood and Teak Dining Table

  £1,250.00
   
Art Deco Black Piano Lacquer Sideboard c1930

Art Deco Black Piano Lacquer Sideboard c1930

  £2,650.00
 
 
Italian Rosewood Commode by Dassi

Italian Rosewood Commode by Dassi

  £2,650.00
   
Pair of French Leather Club Chairs c1940

Pair of French Leather Club Chairs c1940

  £1,850.00
   
Set of Six Swivel Dining Chairs by Archie Shine

Set of Six Swivel Dining Chairs by Archie Shine

  £1,650.00
   
Pair of Satin Wood Side Tables

Pair of Satin Wood Side Tables

  £650.00
 
 
Mid century Italian Chest of Drawers

Mid century Italian Chest of Drawers

  £3,200.00
   
Mid Century Rosewood Desk by Merrow Associates

Mid Century Rosewood Desk by Merrow Associates

  £2,800.00
   
Mid Century Desk in Rosewood by Vlad Mortensen

Mid Century Desk in Rosewood by Vlad Mortensen

  £2,950.00
   
Art Deco Dining Chairs French c1920

Art Deco Dining Chairs French c1920

  £2,950.00
 
 
Art Deco Side table in the style of Rhulman

Art Deco Side table in the style of Rhulman

  £850.00
   
Art Deco Sideboard French c1920

Art Deco Sideboard French c1920

  £1,250.00
   
Mid century Leather Kashima Sofa by Ligne Roset

Mid century Leather Kashima Sofa by Ligne Roset

  £1,650.00
   
Pair of mid century Tall chest of drawers

Pair of mid century Tall chest of drawers

  £1,450.00
 
 
French Brass and copper floor lamp c1950

French Brass and copper floor lamp c1950

  £650.00
   
Dressing Table in Macassar ebony and Shagreen

Dressing Table in Macassar ebony and Shagreen

  £4,650.00
   
Mid Century Dining Chairs Set Of Six in Rosewood

Mid Century Dining Chairs Set Of Six in Rosewood

  £2,650.00
   
Mid Century Chandelier 10 branch by Gaetano Sciolari

Mid Century Chandelier 10 branch by Gaetano Sciolari

  £2,150.00