20 Mid-Century Modern Design Dining Room Ideas

Vintage style mid-century style is still alive and well, and homeowners are donning the look in their homes, from their bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and dining rooms. It doesn’t really matter where you decide to incorporate the modern look of the mid-century décor, it is classy, and it is classic. One thing that many people love about the style is the simple, clean lines. This simplistic look is great for those who like less clutter, simplistic designs, and the wide range of what you can do with this look. For those who of you have always loved the look of the older era, but want a fresh new spin on the vintage style, incorporating modern pieces into the mix is a great way to bring the old, into the new so that it represents a more updated version of the 1950’s. For ideas on how to design your own mid-century, modern dining room, you can start with a few ideas of how to pick and choose color schemes, what types of pieces of furniture fit best in this décor style, and what types of pieces you can mix and match to create a balanced look through the two styles of mid-century and modern.

Color schemes

The 1950’s was a time when dark rich and robust colors were abundant in homes. Dark yellows or golden tones, saturated browns greens, oranges and other neutral tones, such as deep browns. So many of these colors were used in combination for a colorful display on patterned furniture, rugs, draperies and wall colors. Wallpaper was also a big trend for the 50’s, so if you prefer to create a focal wall of vintage style wallpaper, that will give you a starting point to lead you to where you want to take your décor theme for the rest of the room.

Furniture choices

Furniture from the mid-century was simplistic in design. Clean lines, robust curves, and not overly ornate with their design. Dark woods for your tables and chairs, The most common woos used in this era, and look best for this design, are pieces made of these types of wood, teak, walnut, oak and rosewood. You can mix modern style furniture with older, vintage-style pieces to create this unique look. You may want to consider shopping at flea markets, vintage stores and estate sells to try to get hold of authentic mid-century pieces. These will be quality pieces, and not replicas, although you can go that route if you choose, if it becomes hard to come by pieces you feel comfortable with.

Lighting

Lighting is important, and finding the perfect chandelier and other lighting options can help to make or break the look of the room. You want your lighting to not only be beautiful, but functional, and for many people, they want their light fixtures to be a sort of work of art. Look for unique modern beauties for your main chandelier. Many modern lighting fixtures fit into the mid-century era and they can be phenomenal. Just make sure you choose something that is scaled to your room and table size. Keep in mind, this is not a strict, must-match era, so you do not have to worry so much with making your table lamps perfectly coordinate with your chandelier or wall lights. Have fun. Be creative. And choose your light according to what really speaks to you.

Whatever you put together, keeping everything in line with the mid 1950’s and the look of today’s modern day décor, you are sure to be able to create the perfect dining room that expresses who you are, and expresses one of the most popular deco eras of all time. Here are some more inspirational pictures to draw your ideas from. Take a look at the following 20 Mid-century modern design dining room ideas.

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