It’s time for another edition of “What’s My Home Decor Style?”, and this time we’re diving into the mid century modern style, otherwise known as mcm.
They generally like everything straight and low to the ground. Very sleek. They are all about simplistic design. No clutter to be found in a mcm home.
The mid century modern style is very much so retro. They can go full on retro like this.
Full on retro at its’ finest. The spaces in the photos above read strictly mid century. Every piece is either actually from the era or a replica of the era.
But now we see more of a modern day take on the mid century modern style. The difference in the mcm we see a lot of today is that people are using mcm inspired pieces (or actual mcm pieces) and mixing with similar design styles. But that’s the beauty of this style – it’s all about the mix.
Mid century modern is definitely having a moment. People either love it or hate it, and I don’t see that ever changing. I don’t think those that identify with the mcm style are going to leave it – it’s just starting to repeat itself as all great design does.
Below are two spaces that incorporate a mid century dresser with non mid century elements in order to create a great mix.
The bamboo mirror isn’t especially mid century. The gold lamp surely isn’t. That’s where this room really takes you for a spin.
This space has a very minimal yet cozy feel. Most mcm spaces don’t feel especially cozy, but the chunky throw at the end of the bed really throws that mid century dresser for a loop.
The modern day mid century is all about the mix. Below are spaces that marry mid century and another style together like they were born together.
Mid Century meets Palm Springs:
Mid Century meets Rustic:
Mid Century meets Feminine:
Mid Century meets Bohemian:
Mid Century meets Earthy:
Design: Kaitlin McHugh via
No matter what you mix with mid century, certain elements will always remain to be considered mid century:
-wood furniture, often teak
-clean, uncluttered look
How do you feel about it? Do you love it or prefer to do without?
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