One thing is pretty clear at this point: furniture is a lifestyle, because it helps to define who we are and it can change our mood. So, it is important to have the right mid-century modern furniture and follow the best interior design trends to make sure that we are up to speed with the current mid-century style. That being said, here are our 5 best ways to elevate your mid-century modern furniture before Fall comes.
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Use wood (We mean REAL wood):
The vast majority of furniture nowadays is made with pressed wood. These mass produced furniture pieces don’t even compare, in terms of quality, with furniture made with proper, solid, classic 50’s wood.
You have got to let the furniture take the spotlight and for that, you must have high-quality wood furniture.
Lighting matters a lot!
Let’s get one thing straight. The mid-century style is not about every single thing inside your house matching with each other. The mid-century style is about YOU, and choosing the pieces that scream out your personality.
Now, for that to happen, you have got to choose the right lighting, it is crucial.
The lighting that the set you choose produces doesn’t have to be immense, instead, you can go with something that, again, reflects yourself, and has that 1950’s style, which in the majority of cases were those marvels dangling from the ceiling.
Since we are trying to anticipate the Fall, we have to realize that this is a time to relax in peace, watching the leaves fall from the trees and drink hot chocolate. For that, you might want to have some more discrete lighting, like some lamps on the corner of the living room or some lighting on the walls.
The priority for the lighting shouldn’t be the light it produces because this should be a more toned down one.
Chose the right brand!
People wanting a mid-century style must understand something very important: you won’t get there with mass produced furniture. You have to make sure that the brand you chose to help you has great solutions when it comes to mid-century interior design décor.
Avoiding mass produced, pressed wood, furniture stores is an important step when it comes to guaranteeing that your home has a mid-century modern style furniture, so if that is really your goal, you should do it!
Mirrors- the PERFECT design accessories!
We don’t have to be the ones telling you, because any designer will: no matter the style you want, mirrors are, by far the best accessory when decorating the interior of a house.
There is a reason for that, mirrors add a natural light and breezy feeling to any room they’re at. Besides that, mirrors reflect, so they also make your room look bigger than it actually is.
The most used type of mirror used in the 50’s was the sunburst mirror, but again, you should choose accessories that best portray yourself.
Paint! Oh, the paint…
This one is a no-brainer… White is the way to go!
That has an explanation, want to know it?
Most mid-century homes were covered in an all layer of white paint because it focuses the attention on the furniture. With simple, white paint, the furniture takes the center stage.
Mid-century designer and homeowners were so proud of the furniture they had, that they basically wanted the walls to get out of the way, it couldn’t be distracting. So the vast majority of them decided to go with the basic solution: white.
Such a simple, effective and creative solution!
The situation is a bit ironic: mid-century styling changes and keeps evolving, that is why we presented to you the main styles used in the 50’s, but also said that it’s a lot more arbitrary than that.
The main thing to consider when decorating your house is that you feel good with the choices you make and that those reflect your personality and who you are as a person.
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