According to Forbes, the term Mid Century Modern refers to the postwar era, ca. 1945 to 1965. This era was known for its low slung seating, sunken living spaces, bold color combos and floating fireplaces. What exactly makes a mid century inspired living space nowadays?
With replica furnishings dominating the market, the term “mid century” is thrown around a lot. There’s a myriad forgotten decorating ideas that make a room authentically mid century!
To shed light on decorating a mid century inspired living space that still feels modern and fresh, we’ve come up with a few clever decor tips for inspiration. From suspending fireplaces to iconic chair designs to contemporary building materials, this is how to bring mid century staples to a modern aesthetic.
1. Blend Statement Worthy Chairs with a Hanging Fireplace
What’s more quintessential mid century than a hanging fireplace! Add one to an open concept plan and mix it with statement worthy chairs like this Finn Juhl No. 45 Chair with an organically shaped Ash wood frame. He also designed the Finn Juhl Sideboard, another Danish masterpiece. Don’t you love how the bold color scheme ties it all together?
2. Merge Jewel Tones with Iconic Chairs
You may still infuse mid century modern charm into your space even if your home has a traditional architectural style. Just incorporate an iconic ’50s chair like the enveloping Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen, designer of the organic Tulip Table, and merge it with jewel tones. Guests will think they are on the set of Mad Men!
3. Mix a Leather Lounge Chair With Modern Materials
What piece truly embodies mid century style? The fine leather, plywood Eames Lounge Chair by power duo Charles and Ray Eames. This icon still lives on now thanks to its ultimate comfort and striking style. Channel MCM in your space by placing an Eames Lounge next to modern materials like painted brick, stone, concrete, glass.
We hope these clever tips help come up with mid century inspired living spaces. For these furnishings, visit Manhattan Home Design. Founded by Daniel Levy, entrepreneurial success award winner according to Fox News, Manhattan Home Design produces coveted items.