According to Google, here’s the biggest living room trend of 2019
What’s the best way to bring this trend into your home?
Home décor trends come and go, but some styles manage to stand the test of time. These timeless looks manage to spark inspiration in homeowners time and time again, and no style has proven itself to be more long-lasting than the mid-century modern movement.
Which is why it comes as no surprise to learn that, according to a recent Google home trend report, mid-century modern is the number one living trend of 2019.
Explore any interior design blog, flip through any magazine or walk into any home store today, and you’ll see endless pieces which make you feel like you’ve been transported back to the retro look of the 1950s.
And the movement shows no signs of slowing down, so we’re here to show you how to bring the mid-century modern look into your living room.
6 ways to bring mid-century modern into your living room
From natural wood furniture to retro sofas, there are plenty of ways to bring a touch of the mid-century modern look into your living space. But like any home décor trend, it’s important to get the balance right so your home appears trendy without looking cliché or overdone.
Thankfully, the mid-century modern movement can be applied to pretty much any space, and there are endless ways to make it look fantastic. Here are six simple ways to bring it into your living area.
A bright sofa
Your sofa should be your standout piece in the living room, so opt for a design with a vibrant colour reminiscent of the pop art flare of the mid-century. We’re talking teal, bubblegum pink or sunny yellow. Neutral walls have been on trend for several years now, so a bright sofa is necessary in order to help your seating pop.
A statement rug
In many ways, living room design begins with a great rug. Like your sofa, you should choose a rug design with a bold colourful element to help the space really stand out, especially if you’re living room is open plan. Look for bold geometric patterns as these are particularly evocative of the mid-century modern look.
A sleek sideboard
Simple wood furniture is very much on-trend when it comes to the mid-century modern movement. Materials like teak, plywood and pine add warmth while still bringing that throwback element, so look for a natural grain, a sleek silhouette and slim legs. Sideboards make a great addition to the living room, providing plenty of storage as well as being very 50s.
From brass lightshades to vintage artwork, sometimes simply a few smaller touches to your living room can give it a completely different feel. So scour your local markets and hunt down the very best retro accessories you can find.
An elegant bar cart
Nothing says mid-century modern luxury quite like a bar cart. This Mad Men-esque home addition brings a certain level of elegance which instantly makes your dining space feel like a hub for entertaining. Look for slim, metallic designs which don’t take up too much, and be sure to keep it well stocked with liquors, cocktail shakers and glasses to really embrace the style of the era.
Mix and match throw pillows
Throw pillows are an instant and inexpensive way to experiment with your living room design, so don’t be afraid to play around with different textures and patterns to create different levels of visual interest. Eye-catching graphic prints work well