by Matt Lee of Innovative Building Materials
Mid-century interior design has become popular as of late, and there’s no shortage of trends and ideas to experiment with when it comes to implementing this unique style into your home. If you’ve just moved into a new home or you simply want to give yours an interior makeover, let’s go over a few of the most popular trends right now in mid-century interior design.
1. Seamless Design
One of the defining features of mid-century design is its simplicity. Seamless surfaces are an embodiment of this ideal, and acrylic solid surfaces are the perfect way to implement it. Acrylic solid surfaces come in a variety of styles and colors so you can match them to whatever kind of theme you have going on. They’re also very durable, which is an added bonus.
2. Miscellaneous Items
Another way to implement mid-century design into your home is by using a variety of smaller items and design tactics. Installing handrails where they might be useful is one discreet way of doing this. You might also put some line art up on your walls, or redesign your kitchen with a theme based around pastel colors.
3. Heated Floors
Mid-century design has some definite minimalist influence to it, which makes the addition of radiant floor heating another excellent way to implement it. Heated floors are much less noisy and disturbing than forced-air heating systems. They eliminate cold spots and drafts, allowing you to heat your home more effectively without any noise or distraction at all. This fits well with the minimalist nature of mid-century modern design and is an inventive way to complement your aesthetic with something other than colors, furniture, or art.
4. Danish-Inspired Dining Table
If you’re looking to specifically target the dining room, try adding a Danish-inspired dining table to yours. A long, sleek Danish-inspired table made from premium hardwood with the chairs to match can transform any dining room and imbue it with a pervasive mid-century feel.
Adding a skylight might be a bit more work than just buying a chic trio of vases or a painting, but it will do wonders to bring in the natural light that is so important to complimenting a mid-century aesthetic. Natural light is an integral part of mid-century modern interior design and skylights are the best way to let it in. You don’t need to go all out here and you can even focus on just one room, like the kitchen or a bathroom.
Mid-Century Modern is Trending Big in 2020
While mid-century modern interior design has always been somewhat popular, it’s seen an uptick this year. For those of you looking to implement this theme in your own homes, the ideas we’ve laid out here are a perfect place to start.
Whether you want to install some heated floors and skylights, or simply add a Danish-inspired dining table or some sleek handrails, it doesn’t take much work to achieve the simple, clean look of mid-century modern interior design.
Matt Lee is the owner of the Innovative Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. He is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value.