Get an Idea of the Essential Items for Creating Mid-Century Modern Interiors

Simplicity and modernism are the two words that best describe the mid-century modern style. The beauty of its clean and simple lines was immediately noticed since the very beginning, back in the mid-1930s to the 1970s. But except for its simple forms, the most noticeable things about this popular design are the organic influence and the emphasis on function and democracy which means that anyone can easily fall in love with it as it is designed for everybody. So, whether you want to incorporate several pieces of the mid-century modern style in your home or you want to give it a complete makeover in mid-century modern style, there are some essential pieces you should consider in order to execute your design plan successfully.

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A Classic Chair

One of the staple items you can use for adding a mid-century hint is the mid-century occasional chair. These accent chairs represent a mixture of modern and formal styling, and thanks to their design, the rich finished wood and upholstery cushioning (it can be made out of any fabric you want) you can place them anywhere you want in your home. One thing is certain, this inviting piece of furniture will become yours and your guests’ favourite spot, so be prepared for a ‘fight’ (chuckles).

Streamlined Wooden Table & Dining Chairs

Highly durable, light-weight and featuring a satin finish, a mid century table is another must-have furniture piece that is totally worth the money. Unlike the traditional chunky tables that keep the beauty of the chairs out of focus, the mid-century ones are known for their streamlined frames, long and thin legs that allow for maximum visibility beneath the furniture. So, when looking for a mid century table, Australian designers recommend opting for one that is made out of high-quality wood, like timber, as it is heavier and sturdier than any veneered wood or MDF (Medium-density fibreboard which is an engineered wood made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibres). When it comes to the chairs, choose ones with a simple silhouette and thin legs made out of high-quality timber wood in a combination with leather or cotton cushioning.


Whether you should add indoor plants in your home or not is completely up to you, but the real question for those of you who love indoor plants is: ‘What type of plant is ideal for a mid-century inspired home?!’ The answer is Monstera or also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant. Although this was the most commonly used type of plant until the 70s’, it is today that succulents are actually living their true time of fame. Ranging in type, size and shape, they are the ideal indoor type of plant for minimalist and mid-century modern places and there are many creative ideas for decorating your home with them.

Geometric Patterns

Except for the simple and clean-lined furniture, the mid-century style was also known for its bold geometric patterns. You can always add a wallpaper to any room of your home for creating a focal point, but if you want to choose something simpler, you can always add a touch of print to your room through carefully placed patterned textiles like for example, a rug, a throw blanket, or throw cushions.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.