20 Mid-Century Modern Design Living Room Ideas

Mid-Century design is here to stay. Once introduced in the 1950’s and 1960’s, it remained a staple in the decorating arena and is most recognized for its crisp, stylish and unique look. The use of neat lines and symmetrical shapes are eye-catching, and have a modern flair, even today. A mid-century décor theme can dress-up any room in the house, including the bedroom, kitchen, dining room, and living room. You can create a mid-century living room by utilizing a  number of décor materials and ideas, from mid-century style furniture, art and décor pieces, light fixtures, and color schemes. If you love the mid-century look, and want to revamp your living room for a fresh new look, here are a few ideas that can help you get just the right look and feel of a modernized mid-century living room.

1. Color scheme

Decorating a room starts with choosing your color scheme. Everything you choose for your room after, from furniture, to art, décor pieces and window treatments, are typically all based off of your color choices. For a mid-century living room, keep in mind that the colors were typically a scheme of neutral tones that were accented with darker hues of many different colors; green, yellow, red, purple, dark brown, red, orange, and more.

2. Furniture

Mid-century furniture is simplistic in design. It is designed using clear lines and soft curves. You won’t find many bold designs, fabricates or overstated patterns in mid-century furniture. And because your furniture is the main focal point of a room, these are the types of pieces you want to select for a mid-century living room. Materials used to construct mid-century furniture are wood, fiberglass and other metals. Saturated colors are very commonly used in couches, chairs. You can mix and match styles of couches and chairs and pair theme with a mix and matched set of tables.

3. Light fixtures

Uniquely designed, modernized chandeliers are one way to show of your personal style. Have fun with the type of chandelier you choose. There are fun sunburst-style chandeliers, or choose from other geometric type designs. You can pair your hanging light fixture with fun, mid-century side table lamps or wall sconces.

Mid-century living rooms are fun to design. This was a great area to get a little funky with and show your unique style , whether it’s with the colors you play with, the furniture you choose, or the mid-century art you hang on your wall. If you need some inspiration for your design, take a look at the following 20 mid-century modern design living room ideas to get inspired with.

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