Mid Century Modern Interior Design

Mid-Century Modern Interior Design

Mid-century modern can be a stunning interior design style, given the right space.

Some peg it as the 1920 through the 1950s, others believe that mid-century modern spans the early 1930s to the mid-1960s, while some view it narrowly from 1947 to 1957.

Regardless of the exact years of mid-century design, the look is unmistakable. Think Mad Men (the television about advertising executives), and you’ll have a good idea of what mid-century design is all about. Perhaps more than with any other interior design style, people tend to either love or hate mid-century modern. Also unlike other design styles, the furniture often looks like works of art – but may not necessarily be comfortable.

The “mid-century modern” term itself comes from a book published in 1984, Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s, which became popular shortly after it was published.

Features of mid-century modern interior design include:

  • expanses of neutral colors, with pops of bright colors (including reds, oranges, yellows, and greens)
  • minimalism
  • clean, simple, low design lines
  • plastics
  • curves
  • glass
  • dramatic, unconventional shapes
  • light and bright
  • lots of windows, typically with minimal or no window coverings
  • unadorned
  • quirky furniture and furnishings

Mid-century modern interior design can look great with contemporary design, modern design, minimalist design, and industrial design.

For more information about mid-century modern interior design, or to schedule a free interior design consultation, please call (720) 921-7931, or e-mail lindasue@interiordesignersdenverco.com.

Please note: We’re happy to work on all types of residential interior design projects, including remodels. Our interior design firm is in central Denver, and we work with clients throughout the Denver metro area and the foothills.

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