What is the mid century modern style?
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What is the mid century modern style?

Natalia Kolomiets

Published on September 17 2020

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An interior design style that began in the 1940s and lasted until the late 1960s, mid-century modern has made a strong comeback over the past decade and continues to have a timeless appeal. After World War II, people flocked to urban areas and living spaces shrunk, which increased the demand for modern furniture. Improvements in technology also made it possible to experiment with new materials such as Plexiglas and vinyl. A mid-century modern home is easy to spot if it incorporates these characteristics: organic and geometric shapes, clean lines, bright colors, bold patterns, mixed textures, function over form, conserved space and contrasting materials. While some furniture created in the mid-20th century is still reproduced today, others have been completely reinvented and adapted to contemporary culture.

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Now that you know a little about the history and characteristics of mid-century modern, the next step is to learn how to apply this style to the most important room in a house: the living room. This is a place where your creativity can run wild and the options are endless. Of course, the centerpiece of every mid-century modern living room is a sleek sofa or sectional. Avoid anything too decorative; look for something low, rectangular and simple in a neutral color with round, tapered legs. To complement the sofa, look no further than a coffee table, a must-have piece to complete this look. Consider a clean, minimalist table that has an organic shape, sleek design and contrasting glass, wood or metal. Last but not least, no mid-century modern look is complete without a beautiful dressing table. Clean lines, clean and straight lines, with little to no embellishment in furniture, decor and accessories are the order of the day.


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While the living room is a place to entertain guests while chatting over coffee or tea, the bedroom is your private oasis where you sleep, dream and relax. As you begin to design your bedroom in a mid century modern style, the focal point should be the bed. Aim for a low-profile upholstered platform bed with a foam-filled headboard and open legs made of natural wood. A pair of nightstands is the ideal complement to your bed. Choose a slim, functional design that can easily be placed next to your bed without taking up too much space, and make sure it has a few drawers for storing important items. Finish the look with a stunning dresser mid-century modern dresser. A perfect piece for organizing clothes, jewelry and other items, opt for a dresser made of smooth natural wood with polished metal handles and plenty of storage space. 


mid century style bed


Why is mid-century modern still popular, and why have contemporary retailers and manufacturers so emphatically embraced its clean-lined look? Mid-century modern style pieces are simply well-designed, timeless-looking objects that fit nicely into contemporary homes and interiors; they still feel fresh today, they still feel modern. Many of these pieces have not been upgraded. They still stand the test of time."

The mid-century modern era continues to influence our decorating and design styles to this day. And while many mid-century objects now cost a penny and find their way into the arms of collectors, the idea behind the era was actually to make furniture more accessible and affordable. Designers were inspired by nature, but also by sculpture and abstraction. At Roble.Store we offer good quality affordable furniture that will give your home a mid century modern look .

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