The year is 2016, but architectural designs is all mid-century modern. Homeowners are flooding the real estate market, hunting for unique mid-century modern gems, for numerous good reasons. For many of these homebuyers the main reason is simple: living in our mass-produced society has caused us to crave custom-made, unique designs. It is not just for collectors, auctions are enticing the buyer for that perfect gem for the home and collectors are still adding to their collections
6 ways to take your home back in time
Bring Wood Back
Most of today’s furniture is made of engineered pressed wood. Let real wood take center stage via the high-quality furnishings of the 50’s. These mid-century masterpieces have clean lines of teak, walnut, oak and rosewood.
Don’t Move Remodel
Hire a designer or architect to help with some remodeling. Eliminating walls in order to achieve the open, airy floor plan that a mid-century home would boast is a great idea when done by a competent team of designers and builders.
Lights to Lighten up the room
Look at any mid-century modern home and you will surely see dazzling modern marvels dangling from the ceilings or lighting up sleek side tables.
Look around until you find the piece that calls your name, and remember mid-century modern is not a matchy, matchy style, so no need to find lamp sets.
Skipping past the mass-produced furniture store is the easiest step to add mid-century flair to your home.
Bring Back a Bar
Whether it’s a built-in or a bar cart; a bar for mixing drinks is a nostalgic way to bring back the mid-century flare. Fill your bar with vintage glasses, expensive liquors and of course a cocktail shaker. A bar cart can be wheeled from room to room for parties and entertaining, and is the perfect accessory for every mid-century modern home.
Mirrors always add the right touch
No matter what style of décor you choose, mirrors are the perfect design accessory. They add a light airy feeling to any room in your home. If placed properly, a mirror can make a space look bigger by reflecting light into a room, or highlight a beautiful backyard landscape by placing it opposite a garden door or window.
The history and nostalgia for the mid-century modern is here to stay and becoming more revered.