We just moved into a lovely mid-century modern house and need help with decorating tips
I would break it down into these categories:
- Tip#1 – Color Schemes – Mid Mod Colors – bright hues including pops of red, olive, orange, aqua and rust. Earth tones of brown, tan and pale pink are also popular (see walls colors advice above)
Here is a wonderful article to get those creative juices flowing: The Best Color Palettes for Your Mid-Century Modern Home check out the categories “Contemporary Hues” – “Citrus Tones” – “Neutral with Pops” – “Multicolored” – “Black White Natural” very nice spring board to get things started.
- Tip#2 – Biomorphic Shaped Decor (taken from organic shapes found in nature like plants and curvy lines such as in human anatomy.) wall art, furniture, sculpture, etc. BLOOMING SUNFLOWER LAMP
- Tip#3 – Modernist or Contemporary approach – get into that mindset and you will find matching old (mid century modern antiques) with contemporary styles of today can be easily done.
- Tip#4 – Living Room – try adding different “heights” of furniture to keep a room from appearing static. Try high Arc lamps overhanging low slung couches, chairs and coffee table to open up the room.
- Tip#5 Accessorizing – pops of citrus color (as in pillows) in the living room and bringing nature inside the home (such as plants and rocks) was an organic characteristic of MCM concepts.
- Tip#6 – Know Your Home – Have respect for the architectural period of the dwelling which you reside. Knowing what period your home (or neighborhood) was built helps you respect the building and decorate it authentically.
- Tip#7 – Super tips on how to incorporate Mid Century Style into your home – 8 Midcentury Modern Decor & Style Ideas: Tips for Interior Design | Architectural Digest