If I’ve learned anything about design over the past few years, it’s that style is constantly evolving and changing. Sure, trends come and go, but even if you aren’t particularly trendy, your preferences will shift and change over time.
As I’ve been working with more design services clients, I’ve seen a gravitation towards mid-century modern furniture and decor. In the past, I was never too interested in this style, but it’s slowly become one of my favorites. When I look at mid-century modern furniture, it screams cool to me. It’s like the new kid on the block that is hip and cool, but also seems to be in touch with the past. He’s not flashy, but there’s something about him that simply intrigues you. Anyone else get that vibe?
Sure, each piece is defined by clean lines and some blank space can be your friend, but doesn’t doesn’t mean your space will be boring. Far from it! Mid-century modern furniture and decor is full of fun details, whether it be buttons, metal accents, or a fun pop of color!
I love the flexibility that comes with the style. You can be the queen of neutrals and create a beautiful mid-century design. Or you can be the queen of color and fit right into mid-century modern style. It’s versatile and refreshingly sleek, without feeling cold or unwelcoming.
The mid-century modern style is definitely something that we want to start incorporating more of in our home. What better place to start than with the heart of our home: the living room! This is where our friends and family gather and where countless memories are created and shared. We’re not in the market to make any major changes right now, but it’s never too early to start dreaming up a mood board!
In fact, I love starting my designs months, or even a year before we start a project. This gives you time to sit on the design and adapt and adjust as your style evolves. If you still love everything that you designed months prior, that’s a pretty good indicator that you got it right!
Alright, enough talking. Let’s get to the design!
Our mid-century modern furniture picks
With most living room designs, we like to start with the couch. This will dictate the scale and style of nearly everything else in the space. We found the June sectional and knew it was perfect for our style. It’s simple, but oh so pretty!
Next up was finding the perfect TV stand to sit opposite of our couch. Y’all know I’m a sucker for dark walnut, so it was love at first sight when I stumbled across the Glenn TV stand.
Time to add some texture
Metal accents and plants are two of my favorite ways to add some texture to a space, which is exactly what I did for this living room design. Between the light fixture, the coffee table, and the wall planter, I got my fix of metals without going overboard.
For the wall planter, I plan to fill it with a variety of succulents and plenty of plants that overflow and hang over the edge. What can I say–I’m a sucker for hanging plants!
Design tip: When in doubt on how to make a space feel more inviting, add some plants! It’ll add life to the space (literally) and some beautiful pops of color.
Now for the color
Clean staples + texture + color = recipe for a great space! We’ve gotten the neutral colors and texture down, so now it’s time to add some color!
My go-to accent color is blue, so of course, that’s what I chose for our new design. First up, a beautiful accent chair. Accent chairs are a great way to add in some color to a neutral space without feeling overwhelmed.
Next up, a fun rug! Rugs have the power to completely transform a space. Change the color, change the pattern and suddenly your room has a completely different vibe. We chose this Delmar rug in blue because it was the perfect mix of a simple design and fun. The imperfect stripes make it feel like a party, while still remaining pretty neutral.
But what about the price tag?
Okay, now take a guess at home much this whole room costs?
All of that fancy, brand new furniture you see above…is on sale for less than $3000! Y’all, that’s nothing when you’re talking about getting a whole new living room.
BRB, gotta go sell my current living room on Craigslist to make room for all these beauties! Well, not really. But at that price, it sure is tempting.