Mid-century modern: the latest retro home trend inspiring the nation

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If you’re looking for a classic design that is likely to stick around for years to come, look no further.

Mid-century modern style has taken the globe by storm. This versatile home trend takes its inspiration from iconic decor throughout the twentieth century and it looks like it’s here to stay.

Mid-century style doesn’t go out of fashion, it evolves and adapts to our changing lifestyles. It is simplistic yet classic and will make a real impression in your home. 

Here are our top tips on what you should consider as you incorporate mid-century style into your home.

Think simple forms and shapes

The mid-century style movement is defined by simple design and minimalist spaces. Gentle curves complement open spaces, drawing the eye’s attention while remaining subtle and sophisticated. 

When it comes to choosing furniture and accessories, stay away from chunky or elaborate pieces - you can still make a statement in your home while keeping things clean-cut. Think low-slung, upholstered sofas and peg-legged, wooden chairs.

Go retro

Put simply, mid-century modern is a beautiful combination of retro style and contemporary design. Make the most of local vintage shops and choose elegant pieces in classic shapes that will complement a sleek modern space.

Consider incorporating iconic pieces such as an egg chair, chesterfield sofa and hints of brass. Play around with retro accessories – now is the time to dust off that 1950s telephone and vintage camera.

Pops of colour

It’s easy to play it safe when styling your home, opting for fresh, neutral colours that will brighten your space without appearing too bold. Styling a mid-century inspired home allows you to easily transform your space with pops of colour. Try to stick to one or two colours per room and opt for a plain setting to make the colours stand out. 

Consider rich shades such as olive green, golden yellow and royal blue and don’t be afraid to mix contrasting colours together where appropriate.

Make a statement

For a simple, easy way to transform your space into a mid-century modern masterpiece, choose a geometric wallpaper. Available in various patterns and colours, a retro wallpaper is a great way to add some bold bravura into your home.

Pair your statement wallpaper with elegant furniture and accessories and try not to add too much colour across the rest of your room. Natural colours and materials such as wood, brass and leather will complement the geometric patterns, adding the perfect finishing touch to your decor.