While any paint scheme can work, the relaxed and regal atmosphere granted by mid-century modern furniture is best complimented by eggshell blues, oranges, yellows, and whites, with walls painted in these colors offset by accents and decoration in the others. Minimalist prints with simple geometric shapes in alternating patterns make a great decoration for dull spots on the wall while accentuating favorite photos and posters.
Because these designs were created when the future seemed bright and so were the buildings, they benefit tremendously from natural light. But if you’re interested in this style and your home doesn’t happen to have entire walls made out of glass, not to worry! Authentic and reproduction mirrors edged in rattan, bamboo, or lacquered wood, arranged in leaf, teardrop, or shard patterns, are a perfect way to open up your space while remaining true to this aesthetic. Frequently, round or curved asymmetrical mirrors work best to avoid the domineering feeling you can sometimes get from a giant rectangular mirror looming over the couch. The gentle, offbeat curves in these mirrors can help keep up a playful, relaxed atmosphere while enhancing your natural lighting.
Time After Time
For over 70 years, this remarkably resilient and beautiful style has been bringing us furniture and design that, while evocative of an earlier time, still feels fresh and modern to this day. With timeless incredible designs from some of the most gifted modern designers and artists ever to have lived, there’s something for everyone in mid-century modern, and we’re sure to keep seeing it as the years go by.
If you're looking to get the same mid-century modern look for your home, check out our modern collections of sofas, end tables, and dining room furniture.