What is Mid-Century Modern?
With an emphasis on clean lines, elegant and unadorned forms, and minimalist style, Mid-Century Modern design is far from being considered a passing trend. Though the movement blossomed roughly 70 years ago, it has experienced a prolonged period of appreciation and prominence in interior décor. What is the secret to its success?
- 1. Less Is More: In Mid-Century Modern design, pieces are characterized by their focus on simplicity and calming shapes. In the beginning of the movement, Mid-Century chairs were marketed as easy to clean and maintain, but the style was so distinctive that it developed a life of its own.
- 2. Upscale Casual Style: Despite being marked by a retro-future bent, Mid-Century Modern design incorporates a seamless coherence between ease and elegance. The use of organic materials and forms in Mid-Century table and floor lamps, sofas and wall sconces are just as at home in an upscale party as they are during movie night in your living room.
- 3. An All-Inclusive Style: What is most appealing about Mid-Century Modern style is how great items look when paired together. Because of the signature restraint in design, decorators, designers and DIYers are able to assemble an entire interior upgrade with complementary ceiling lights or fans, barstools, chandeliers, lamps, bath lights and more.
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