Although the midcentury modern movement is an extension of the modern aesthetic, it is a little bit different in visuals. Instead of glorifying sleek, austere, and stark looks, the midcentury modern style has a vintage aura that’s warm, inviting, and a little bit vintage. It’s a great way to soothe away the coldness of a modern look, so here are 5 small ways you can add midcentury accents in such homes:
1. A comfortable brown centerpiece
One of the best ways you can emulate midcentury style accents in your modern homes is by featuring a comfortable furniture centerpiece. The Eames Lounge Chair, Eames Eiffel Chair, the Egg Chair, and more are all iconic pieces that have set the furnishing bar really high. But instead of going for these expensive options, a comfortably plush leather upholstered couch is just as good an option.
2. Clean but vintage
While majority of a modern home aesthetic is all clean lines, glossy finishes, and stark looks, you can add a warm look to such surroundings by choosing vintage accent furniture. The bar stools and dining table set in this image are a great example of the kind of look you can opt for. It doesn’t need to be frou-frou at all – just a little bit of stylistic effect in its simplicity is great.
3. Accessorize with panache
At the end of the day, the midcentury modern look is much friendlier than the plain old stark modernism. This is largely because of the difference in accessorizing. As you can see in this image, the bold book spines, metal accented baubles, and letter boards all effuse the clean aesthetic of this study room with a stylishly lived-in vibe, and that’s exactly the kind of look you have to go for.
4. Kitschy patterns
While chintz and Laura Ashley are an eighties invention, they’re definitely a great mood making addition when you are trying to counter the coldness of a modern look. Just take this bedroom interior design as an example – had it not been for the patterned bed covers, the whole space may have looked rather frigid and minimalist.
5. Just a small trinket
Sometimes, all you need is a small midcentury style trinket to complement the sleekness of a modern space. This bathroom interior design does this with the help of the small metal accented figurines, the stylistic vanity lamp, and a pair of small planters on the side.