The mid-century modern design is coming back and we couldn’t be more excited! The look was so popular in the 1950s and 1960s, but it has been on a steady decline since the 1970s. But now, thanks to an influx of television shows with that kind of décor, there’s been a resurgence in this style.
The Mid-century modern design aesthetic is all about balance, clean lines and an understanding that function should be matched with form. It’s easy to live with instantly stylish pieces like these! The look can either bring Period homes into the future or give them a fresh new energy when combined carefully within other styles too.
Designers are taking a cue from this natural way of living and translating it into modern designs. Here are some of the top trends we’re seeing in interior designing:
1. Capitalizing On Natural Lighting
There is a lot to be said for natural light in the home, and it doesn’t have to come from an artificial source like lamps or ceiling fixtures! Mid-century homes were typically designed with large windows because they wanted their rooms filled up by honest daylight instead of relying on harsh electric lights – though you can still use those if all else fails.
There has been a resurgence of the concept of large windows which let you enjoy the outdoors, and are nowadays often complemented with lighter color tones or furniture placement away from walls to accentuate brightness! Skylights/sun tunnels also bring extra sun into your room without anything blocking it.
2. Focus On An Open-Plan Layout
During the mid-century modern architectural era, designers began creating spaces with large open areas that were previously only designated for special occasions. These changes allowed families to gather in designated activity zones and made smaller rooms disappear as they became replaced by more engaging common spaces.
With an open floor plan, it’s easy to create a sense of flow and ease in your home. Allow air movement through each room by having windows or doors that lead into other spaces as well; this gives you ample freedom to move around while still being able close off any one area if needed!
It also helps when laying out furniture pieces so they do not block views from important corners like kitchen islands. Finally: remember there’s no wrong answer – so if you too are trying to recreate a mid-century modern look, just choose whatever works best.
3. Placement Of Vintage And Mid Century-Inspired Furniture
The Mid-century design style was all about making art Functional.This type of design often features sculpturesque forms, as well as practicality for sitting down on them! As much as it’s sculpture, these pieces will bring life to your empty corners and stimulate conversation with friends or family members when they come over – especially if you have some interesting posters on display!
Designers often choose plain white walls in a retro shade (or any other pastel color) to make these silhouetted pieces really pop against the room’s background without taking away from its clean lines or décor elements like paintings hanging nearby.
They then simply let each individual form speak volumes about who lives there – whether they be business executives crunching numbers during lunch hour at work OR mothers doing household chores while children play outside
4. Abstract And Thoughtful Accessories
In contrast to the typical Victorian style that came before it, mid century modern design is void of needless embellishment and emphasizes clean lines. Space should be reserved for only a modicum–no more than 2-3 items at most per space in your home! These pieces can include anything from furniture or architecture rather than an excess number of knick knacks which were popular during this period of time frame.
The perfect balance of form and function was achieved through the use of Textiles in designs during this era. Similarly we find bold colors being used to make statements while geometric shapes play around with endless combinations to revive the eclectic energy of the mid-century interior.
5. Introduction to Variety in Materials and Styles
To create a cohesive look, mid-century modern designers often mix materials of seemingly contrasting characters, such as concrete and natural stone with pieces from different categories: wood (for instance) paired alongside terrazzo flooring; tile embedded into an urban-chic metal relief sculpture.
Designs that are both rustic and industrial- chic, like the one found in the Los Angeles home by designer Katie Hodges , could be just what you need to spruce up your otherwise average space.
It’s important to know the history of this style so you can be inspired by it. If you want your business or home to have a mid-century modern feel, take inspiration from these principles and incorporate them into how you design!