Abode’s tips to master mid-century modern…

Good evening and welcome to Abode this week. Today we are excited to put one of our favourite design movements under the spotlight; Mid-century modern. The movement covered everything from interior design, product design, graphic design and architecture. ‘Mid-century modern’ became a descriptive term in around 1955, and we think the look brings a unique and captivating charm to any room. If you like any of the images we’ve found today using Pinterest, you can bring the style of the past era up to date in your own home by taking a few of Abode ’s tips to master mid-century modern…

Tip 1: Choose a vibrantly patterned wallpaper

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(photo credit: decordove)

The image above showcases a modern revival of a retro style wallpaper. We think although it can sometimes be a risk to choose a bold pattern for a whole wall, this look gets it right. The pattern is almost hypnotic if you look at it closely and the delicate hidden accents of colour tie the entire room together. By combining soft textile accessories with the geometric design of the wallpaper, the look is balanced, settled and very modern. We also really love the round copper mirror!

Tip 2: Add a few statement features

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(photo credit: Residence Style)

Quite possibly our favourite thing of all when it comes to the mid-century modern is the variety of eye-catching accessories you can find. The bar featured in the image above epitomises the design movement. A little bar like this one is all about leisure and entertaining, whether you’re hosting brunch on Saturday or having friends over for dinner one evening, special pieces like this can add a fun and social dimension to your home.

Tip 3: Balance indoors with outdoors

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(photo credit: on.readly.com)

In the image above there is a perfect balance between the indoors and outdoors. The deep green colour on the walls combined with the fresh white ceiling and floor helps to keep the room feeling bright. The different textures and patterns between the houseplants also work well with the refined wooden furniture. Why not experiment with a few houseplants of your own? We really love the bronze pendant lamp too!

Thank you for catching up with Abode this week. If you would like any advice on decorating your own unique space, feel free to contact our team at http://www.first4blinds.com/contact-us/. Get in touch today and see what you can achieve with some help from First 4 Blinds.

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