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What Is Midcentury Modern Style?
Midcentury Modern is a design style that has been popular for a long time now, and it isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Originating from the 1950's, it's a design style that saw the light of day in the years following WW2. These were days when the economy and technology in America were booming. Creativity took centre stage, and new materials, new shapes and new colours emerged from this aspirational time. The midcentury Modern style is a style that was born in an era of hopes, dreams and ambitions.
The living room design I have selected to recreate also has a touch of industrial look to it. I love mixing design looks. When well executed, it can be a very creative and interesting way to design your space.
Get the Look!
Now, let's face it. Not everyone can afford top-of-the-line furniture for their home (even though it would be nice, wouldn't it?). We look at inspirational pictures online and in fancy magazines, and daydream about turning every single room in our own place into these stunning, stylish designs.
What if I told you there is a way? And by this, I mean... an affordable way?
This living room "Recreate the Look" board is a fantastic way to shop for affordable furniture and home décor accessories. I've carefully selected and put together quality items that are easily accessible. I've also included additional shopping options to fit your personal preferences and budget.
I really believe that each and every one of us should be able to live in a space that is inspiring and beautiful. As cliché as this may sound, home is where the heart is.
Where to Shop for:
A must-have when it comes to designing your Midcentury Modern living room is a tan leather sofa. Here are a few options for you to shop for:
To go along with the leather sofa, is a leather accent chair. Here are some great options for your accent chair:
The living room design we are recreating includes a couple of wall mounted bookcases. One is much taller, and one is a smaller version of the bigger one. These bookcases very much have an industrial look to them. Here are some similar options for you to shop for:
Any living room must have a coffee table. Here are some great options for this Midcentury Modern/Industrial design:
A good area rug not only adds texture to a space, but it also creates balance by establishing a distinctive zone within your living room. See these two ivory-cream rug options below for a successful Midcentury Modern living room look:
Here are the lighting options for this look:
I don't know about you, but I love shopping for throw pillows! The look we are recreating only has one of them, but I decided to include a couple within the recreated look. When it comes to throw pillows, there aren't any hard rules on how many you should have. As long as the overall balance is respected, you're good to go!
A highly important item to include within any design, and that is often overlooked: art. Picking the right art for your room will not only make it beautiful and alive, but it will also elevate your mood! This look has a couple of frames with a black and white surfing theme. I found some amazing options from Society6 to recreate this art theme:
You now have a full shopping list for your Midcentury Modern living room! And if you ever have any questions at all, feel free to reach out to me. :)
Happy (affordable) shopping!