How to incorporate Mid Century Modern design into your home
Mid century modern style in furniture and in interior design is a movement that was started and popularized in the 50s and 60s. Recently around Vancouver the mid century modern style is becoming a trend that is booming again and you can see it in homes, retail, cafes, and restaurants. If you’re not sure how you would like to design your home or establishment, then mid century modern style is definitely a no-brainer! Homes in Vancouver are also getting smaller and smaller these days but at Accents@Home we’ve curated the best selection of mid century modern furniture that doesn’t sacrifice space, style, and comfort. Here at Accents@home we have a wide selection of mid century modern furniture that can help make your dream home come to life. When it comes to building mid century modern design in your home, there won’t be a need to look anywhere else or jumping from one furniture store to another just to get all the right pieces. Accents@Home has everything right here. From your living room to your bedroom, we’ve got you covered. Feel free to visit our three large showrooms located at Brentwood Mall in Burnaby, Coquitlam Center in Coquitlam and in Tsawwassen Mills. All our locations are conveniently located inside Malls and are easily accessible via skytrain or bus.
Mid century modern furniture design consists of minimalist aesthetic, clean lines and soft curves. Most mid century modern sofas are plush, without the overly plush look, curved out shape (nothing with any hard lines or edges), and usually low in height. Mid century modern sofas typically made with solid colored fabrics and solid wood legs. Designer tip: choose a velvet sofa to add more flair and luxury to your space like our Maja Velvet Sectional. In terms of nailing that mid century look the Kitsilano sofa or loveseat. It’s got solid wood tapered legs, a soft square shape, and button tufting. It also comes in a rich blue velvet or a gray fabric that will match with anything. Another popular choice is the Cambie sofa or loveseat -- It’s more angular in shape compared to the kitsilano but the seating is just as plush, and the purple color just adds more personality to your living room!
An accent chair is an easy way to add more personality and add a talking piece in the living room. Back in the 50s designers like Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames, and Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe are popular for the lounge chairs so in this era so many different kind of accent chairs that emerged. For accent chairs or lounge chairs remember to use chairs with wooden frames, and tufted cushioning like our popular Elle accent chair and Durango accent chair. Accents@Home’s Brenna accent chair is the perfect example of a mid century modern accent chair. It’s got the iconic wide back and seating with the tapered out legs and button tufting design.
The center of the living room is the focal point of every living room. In order to truly perfect the mid century modern aesthetic, getting the perfect coffee or cocktail table is must. Solid wood make and hairpin legs is what defines a mid century modern look. Our Romeo coffee table and our lynnifer coffee table are two perfect choices. It is made of solid wood, it has a sleek and minimal design, plus it also has storage!
Aside from the iconic mid century modern furniture, another thing that really defined this movement was lighting. During the 50s designers really experimented with different shapes and materials and came out with impressive lighting that are popular even today. Our Gypsy Arc lamp is a classic mid century modern staple that will instantly elevate and tie your whole living room together.
A perfect mid century modern dining room needs to be clean and homey. Its elements include incorporating a lot of wood and natural elements. Solid wood table tops and hairpin legs or boomerang legs are a classic and easy choice for a dining table. Our Boomerang dining table and Romeo are perfect examples of this. For compact choice you can opt to go with our smaller condo sized tables like the plantation table or the copenhagen table (also comes as a set!). Mid century modern style also introduced us to the most popular and iconic dining chairs of all time. Here at Accents@home we carry the Tub chair (aka the Eiffel chair or the infamous Eames chair). It’s an easy and versatile choice that will fit with almost any type of mid century modern dining table. Also other popular choices are the Carmilla side chair and the Romeo chair.
Your bedroom is the first and last place your body will be in so it’s really important to start and end the day right. A mid century modern bedroom needs to be homey, filled with natural elements, and most of all functional. Starting of with the bed, a typical mid century modern bed is usually made of solid wood, but can be mixed with other materials or elements and has tapered legs. The perfect example for this is our Romeo Mid Century Bed. It is made of solid rubberwood legs and solid acacia wood for the rails and footboard. The headboard is made of linen with a padded-like design that softens up the look of the bed. Match it with the other pieces of our Remix Mid Century collection.