The mid-20th century was a time for abstract artwork, bold colors and funky furnishings. Graphic and bright paintings and mod furniture was all the rage. Today, incorporating the midcentury aesthetic is a way to inject a bit of retro spirit into a living space.
If you’re craving a trip down memory lane, or just desire the styles and shapes of a foregone era, here are some helpful tips and tricks for adding some nostalgic drama to your space:
A 1950s inspired living room is full of curvy chairs and neon notes. From a patterned purple and red rug to a futuristic cherry colored space chair, this room is filled with the ambiance of post-war design.
A seafoam kitchen screams old-school style. Glossy green cabinets and white plastic scoop chairs capture the essence of a Mad Men era cooking spot. An industrial retro pendant lamp adds an exclamation point on this retro-minded kitchen.
Classic vintage treasures are the perfect addition to a bedroom or office space with a midcentury aesthetic. From a retro hard sided suitcase to an old fashioned typewriter, this space is filled with timeless charm. A large colorful portrait adds vibrancy while a mint cabinet full of historic camera equipment imparts whimsical allure.
Add a splash of 1950s style to a basement or large living area with graphic paint colors and bright pops of color. Loud orange, yellow and red shades give this family spot a bit of fun flair while an arch floor lamp provides a bit of light and a dash of sentimentality for the Golden Age.
Guest Post by Amy Spagnola for LuxeDecor
Michael Cahn loves Mid-Century Modern Design.