The Midcentury Modern Design Trend

The buzz words when it comes to sofa trends these days is Midcentury Design – a singular style that blends arresting shapes, graphic patterns and quirky accents. Here are some ideas about how to make this style your own.

The midcentury modern design style first re-appeared on our radar more than a decade ago, but the hugely popular Mad Men TV series pushed it even further into the limelight. As the name implies, it spanned a period of roughly two and a half decades in the middle of the 20th century – from the mid-1940s to the 1970s. This trend has an uncomplicated and fresh aesthetic with an emphasis on pared-down forms, contemporary patterns, natural materials and a seamless flow between indoors and outdoors that creates a medley of functional comfort and chic style. Midcentury interiors are all about organic style, ease of living and simplicity. Furnishings and floor plans are stripped down to their essential forms, so avoid any excess detailings or superfluous flourishes.

One of the Style Secrets behind this trend is the use of Graphic Patterns. There’s nothing shy about midcentury modern patterns. Bold geometrics, strong and sensuous curves and whimsical motifs will give interiors an instant strong impact. Choose from heavy textured fabrics to give the patterns added weight.

When it comes to colour choices, it is warm and earthy shades that predominate and are central to the midcentury palette. However, it would not do for this look to come across as too shy and a few strokes of some rich and saturated colour will give it both strength and presence.

If Midcentury Design is a trend that you are interested in incorporating in to your home, please call in to our extensive showrooms and let us show you some beautiful pieces of hand-crafted furniture that will perfectly capture the look that you are after.