I was walking through Target last week (mask adorned!) and noticed much of their interior design collections are mirroring mid-century modern design. It got me wondering … has the main stream caught up with mid-century design? And my answer to that is: YES! I’m seeing a lot of staging designs that mirror mid-century modern, too. And every time I walk into an antique store (and boy, oh boy do I miss that!), I see mid-century modern adorning the shelves. I really enjoy this style, but for me personally, I’m not sure it’s the design style that speaks to me as my house is mid-century modern free. However, there are some amazing ways you can incorporate MCM into your design without it being the sole style you’re utilizing. Let’s explore some ways to incorporate midcentury modern into your home!
There are some amazing MCM pieces out there! If you like antiquing, I’ve noticed some amazing pieces in antique shops that may be fun to incorporate – check out Colfax as a quick idea. But not all the furniture has to be MCM. You can find one amazing reupholstered chair or perhaps a coffee table and incorporate it into your space. The awesome part about mid-century modern is that it can fit so well into other design schemes. As an example, I have a beautiful MCM inspired dining room table with farm house chairs to mis it up. So just remember, if you like but don’t love MCM, you can have just 1 or two piece of furniture to help make your design dreams come true while not flooding your space with mid-century modern.
Lighting! The perfect way to incorporate MCM into a space without it feeling too overwhelming. MCM lighting can add pizazz and a modern vibe to any space. I’ve seen lots of duckbill lighting fixtures recently, which are so inherently mic-century modern. And, apparently as I’m writing this I’m learning I do have more mid century modern pieces in my house as I have a beautiful Sputnik inspired chandelier over said dining room table – it reminds me of my grandparents home and I love it so much! Perusing MCM lighting fixtures online is a great way to pass the time at home right now. And let me tell you … there’s a lot to choose from!
I see a lot of design ideas featuring mid-century bars and bar carts. I love a stunning gold rimmed bar cart. It’s such a cute way to display your beautiful bar ware and gorgeous bottles and it’s convenient for entertaining. Again, antique stores are great places to find MCM bar carts and bar accessories to help add some mid-century modern vibes to your space.
Mid-century modern art is a great way to add some of this vibe to a space. If you love big art pieces, it might feel hard to add MCM with subtlety. But little pieces can really help add that vibrancy and modernity you’re looking for. And guess what! We have an amazing company based in Denver called Get the Gallery to help us all with this! Not ready to commit to an art piece? They can help with that through their art rental programs. Be sure to look into art rental if committing to a piece feels scary. And, if you end up loving your rental, you have the option to buy it! What could be better? It’s like Rent the Runway for your walls.
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