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Mid-Century Madness: 3 Steps to Your Favorite Retro Home Style

Mid-Century Madness: 3 Steps to Your Favorite Retro Home Style | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong time period. Example: I love the Mid-Century vibe. If you’re like me and inspired by the amazing 1960’s styles of Mad Men and obsessing over Mid-Century Modern Pinterest boards, here are some easy, “why didn’t I think of that” ways to bring your madness for Mid-Century into your everyday life.

1. Start With Mid-Century Staples

You want to find those core furniture pieces that scream retro. My personal favorites would have to be the chairs. I mean, come on—how cute, fun, and comfy do these chairs look? Button-tufted backs and flared legs (often wooden) are trademarks of Mid-Century chairs.
Ashley Pelsor Orange Accent Chair | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressMid Century Sachi Teal Chair | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

If you need more seating, try a vintage-inspired sofa or sectional. Look for track style arms and an overall minimalist, square shape.
Ashley Chento Jute Mid Century Sofa | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressPenngrove Granite Sectional | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Pick any core piece of furniture to center your Mid-Century Modern room around. The sky—er, ceiling—is the limit!

2. Bolden the Look With Brights

Adding bright, vibrant colors to your current decor is a great solution to getting the look without breaking the bank. Check out Olivia’s 1960s-inspired living room that she shared with us on Instagram.
Olivia's Mid-Century Modern Living Room | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Colorful accent pillows add to the retro feel. Solid colors work well, but so do patterns like polka dots and geometric shapes. Try colors like red, teal, lime green, and mustard yellow.
Polka Dots Indoor/Outdoor 18" Pillow | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressSolid Red Indoor/Outdoor Pillow | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

3. Finish With Spiffy, Shiny Shapes

Whether you’re building your room from the ground up or just adding to your foundation, no one can deny the incredible shapes and bold metals that Mid-Century Modern style highlights. Lighting is essential, so this is a great tool to bridge the practical with your preferred time period. Like the other pieces above, they use clean lines.
Gold Marble Globe Floor Lamp | Weekends Only Furniture and MattressMetal Tripod Table Lamp | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Metallic accents will reflect that light and make the room even brighter.
Gold Metal Abstract Sculpture | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress Gold Starburst Wall Clock | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress


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