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Mid-Century Modern Style Guide
Mid-century modern style is a distinctive yet versatile design style. It fits perfectly between traditional and contemporary styles by drawing on elements of both. Mid-century modern style is associated with the 1960’s and has endured in popularity ever since.
Mid-century modern style characteristics
- Organic shapes
- Mixed natural elements
- Clean lines
- Contrasting textures
- Medium to dark wood tones
- Splayed legs
- Pared-down geometric forms
Mid-century modern design can be identified in the subtle style details that combine to create the overall look: curved lines, arched floor lamps and splayed or tapered legs are just a few.
Graphic patterns add a pop of contrast to your space. Put down a colorful rug, abstract wall art or even a patterned ottoman. If you own vintage pop art, even better! Bringing the outdoors inside was a relatively new and trendy concept in the 1950s and 1960s so the more plants and greenery, the better!