Your Midcentury Modern Home Furnishing Guide

Midcentury modern furniture consists of pieces that were designed in an era that has seen such incredible innovation and beauty – both in terms of materials as well as aesthetics. Thus, the furniture created during this era is a boisterous mix of sophisticated, playful, eclectic, and most importantly: timeless. If you’re interested in this genre and want to furnish your homes with it, here’s a guide for you:

  1. For the love of a sofa

No home is complete without a sofa, but did you know that spatial composition – dimensions and all – is one of the most important factors to consider while choosing the right midcentury modern furniture pieces? The sofa you choose has to complement the space, so here are a few choices that can help you get a better hang of this concept. The Poet sofa is perfect for small spaces, while the LC3 Sofa is good for medium sized open-floor plans. The B&B Sectional on the other hand, can be used to make the most of a large space.

  1. The dining table

Dining areas are a total must-haves in all homes. This midcentury modern furniture available in this particular genre are total icons. They’re as statement worthy as a dining set can get, and they can also be interchanged according to the size of your homes. The Tulip table by Eero Saarinen is a pretty amazing round table choice for open floor plans. The LC6 Dining Table by Le Corbusier, on the other hand, is especially designed for larger spaces for serial entertainers.

  1. Accenting with the best chairs

The midcentury modern furniture genre is comprised of so many iconic chairs that you’ll be hard-pressed to find a suitable one. However, the good part is that it can choose multiple chairs and create an eclectic ambiance by strategically placing them throughout your homes. For example, if you’ve got one unique chair at the end of your sofa, the other one can be placed right across to create a artfully dissimilar set-up.

  1. Breaking out the light fixtures

The light fixtures are the visual identity system of any interior design, and this is one genre of midcentury modern furniture that is rather untenanted. However, the iconic Arco Lamp with its timeless aesthetic and amazing functionality has become an instant representative of this genre. It’s sleek, sophisticated, and highly attractive. You can set up this floor lamp in any part of your homes and it’ll look like a total classic.

  1. Bar stools for the counters and islands

If there is one thing that you can find in abundance within the midcentury modern furniture genre, it’s barstools. There’s the Bertoia bar stool with its delicate design for small-sized kitchens. Then, there’s the  Norman counter stool with its elegant sophistication for all sorts of kitchen spaces. And lastly, there’s the Series 7 counter stool that can help you make a statement in any kitchen interior design.

So, these are some of the midcentury modern furniture guidelines that can help you better furnish your homes in the long run.


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