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24 Mid-Century Modern Interior Decor Ideas

Welcome to the best of mid-century modern in today’s era. The look sports clean and simple designs that play with form, vibrant colors and fun patterns. From Herman Miller chairs and tulip tables to atomic clocks and sunburst patterns on materials like resin, plastic and fiberglass, the era of Eames spurred lasting designs from creative makers around the world. Whether you live in a new building or a historical home, mid-century mod is a timeless way to personalize your space. Not sure how to go about it? We’ve got all the inspiration you need right here.

1. Color Splash: Tiled backsplash, bright, open space and can we talk about the citrus-orange hue?! The countertops and suspension light really brighten things up and invoke a jazzy ’60s vibe. (via Kropat Interior Design)

2. Retro Turquoise: How can you not picture yourself coming home from work and pulling a casserole outta the oven?! Bright turquoise, metal cabinets, chrome pulls and Saarinen tulip table with chairs complete this totally 1960s-style kitchen. (via Retro Renovation)

3. 1950s Flair: Globe lights, groovy wallpaper, walnut cabinetry and pegboard backsplash, perfect for hanging a blossoming collection of colorful pots and pans — this kitchen is inspired by the past but totally in the moment. (via Architects Corner)

4. Bright Yellow: Nothing says good morning like sunny-side up eggs, toast and sunshine yellow! Contemporary, sleek and washed in a welcoming pop of color, this cooking space is pretty swell. (via Design Sponge)

5. Copper Elegance: It’s all about the copper lamp, which ties together this space in swoon-worthy glam. Loosen your tie, pull your chair up to the tulip table and tilt back a cocktail after a 9 to 5 day. (via Cush and Nooks)

6. Complementary Color Scheme: Playful meets calm in this orange and teal hued dining space that can handle a lazy Saturday morning, whether you’re reading the paper or entertaining a few friends for dinner and drinks. (via Houzz)

7. Mid-century Modern Love: Mid-century mod furnishings find comfort in their contemporary setting with a pair of iconic artichoke lamps. Not familiar with the artichoke lamp? Get the DL here. (via Inthralld)

8. Sputnik: Get funky and formal by adorning your dining room with a classic Sputnik chandelier. Add a bar cart, and you’ve got a space fit for Don Draper. (via Daffa FrameWork)

10. The Sartorialist: Drape your dining space in rich textures and elegance, refined with sophistication and clean lines. This is a lovely example of vintage meshed with contemporary. Use built-in shelves to display your collection of books, pottery or trinkets. (via Elle Decor)

11. Classic Aesthetic: Noguchi coffee table, anyone? Nothing spells out mid-century modern more than this iconic piece of art taking center stage in your living room. Imagine yourself enjoying the art of relaxation, sipping a glass of wine while a cool breeze passes through the sliding door. (via Oen)

12. Happy Chic: It’s where Carrie Bradshaw would live if the show took place 50 years ago. Bright, bold and happy, the look is completed with a circular shag rug and a pair of nifty lamps. (via Jonathan Adler)

13. Warm and Welcoming: Throw in some rustic materials, and you get the perfect balance between modern and hip by pairing wooden mid-century finds with clean white walls and floors. (via Dwell)

14. The Lounge Room: Calling all art collectors. This welcoming room sports bold colors, wood furnishings and concrete floors. You’ve just found the right setting for your artwork to really feel at home. (via The Design Files Daily)

15. Corner Office: Not every house has space for a home office. Sometimes, we’ve just gotta make do. May we suggest an office nook? Revamp a corner in your room with a mod desk and chair for a cozy space to doodle, dream and work. P.S. That rug looks vintage, right? Wrong. It’s totally a DIY project that you’re probably going to want to jump on this weekend. (via Vintage Revivals)

16. Function and Light: Another way to save space, yet take advantage of light and increase your desktop real estate, is with this clever L-shaped desk. Make your home office feel cozier with the addition of a sitting space. Keep your eyes peeled at antique markets for mod chairs like the ones featured here. (via Martha Stewart)

17. Modern and Plush: This has Mad Men written all over it! Now all you need is an ashtray and a scotch. (via Urrutia Design)

18. Graphic Powder Room: Who says the bathroom can’t be fun? Check out the refreshing burst of teal played up against graphic wallpaper. Oh, and did you catch that pop of bright orange peering from inside the overhead cabinet? (via Dwell)

19. Tiled Bath: Let the floor do the talking: Clean, bright, fresh and swanky tiled floors spell out everything we’d want in a bathroom. (via Flodeau)

20. Vintage Tile: Yeah… Pepto-Bismal-pink tile may not be on the top of everyone’s style list, but if you must work with it, this is how it should be done. Play up your pink powder room with black and white graphic wallpaper, some funky art and good soap. People always remember a bathroom with good hand soap. (via York Avenue)

21. Minimalist Mid-century: Tidy, purposeful and eye-catching, this bedroom is after a minimalist’s own heart. (via Chic Tip)

22. Atlanta Modern: Dark wood contrasts with stark walls to keep things tidy while adding a pop of color to linens and accessories brightens things up. This technique is basically the perfect prescription for an uplifting vibe that also evokes relaxation. Get your hands on an ultra mod lamp, bedside table and headboard, and you’ve got this look. (via Sweet Peach)

23. Bright Fuchsia: Bright and fun just like Grandma’s marshmallow fruit salad! Bold, textural elegance paired with clean lines, modern furniture, gilded accessories and a stand-out atomic chandelier allow this bedroom to feel feminine while it screams fuchsia with a maraschino cherry on top! (via Decor Pad)

24. Nursery: Create a space for your wee one that can grow with them. No, pink bunnies or blue bears here — just a whole lot of gender neutral, classic, but still playful goodness. (via Home Life)

What are you favorite mid-century pieces? Let us know in the comments below.

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