Mixing Mid–Century Pieces with Other Styles of Home Decor
When we were approached by Chairish.com to collaborate for their exclusive mid-century mix n match style challenge, we jumped at the chance to get funky and have some fun! Mixing mid-century modern pieces with other styles of home decor is not as challenging as it sounds. Rule #1- have fun! Chances are, if you like a mid-century style, you probably don’t have many pieces in your home that would not mix well with it. Unless you still have your mom’s uber traditional furniture that was passed down to you when you went to college, if that’s the case, it’s time to move on!
When picking out which furnishings you’ll be featuring as statement pieces in each room, be sure to select designs with modern silhouettes. A sleek mid-century chair is a go-to choice, and will look fabulous with your modern, contemporary or even transitional sofa.
You’ll want to invest in some key pieces and high-quality materials, so you need to figure out where you can save and where you can splurge. You can always DIY some of the ornamentation or buy some second hand artwork and/or furnishings. That way, you can spend money where it counts, like on upholstery that wears really well or an expensive credenza.
We love mixing mid-century and bohemian styles! When combining these two looks, it’s a good idea to keep all of the large, key pieces in the mid-century modern aesthetic. Then, bring in the eccentricities and fun of the bohemian aesthetic through decor.
Another great way to add a hint of bohemian flair to your mid-century decor is by including a patterned rug. We love the look of an intricate, colorful area rug paired with simple mid-century furniture. This allows the room to keep its modern sensibilities while amping up the fun factor.
It’s just a fact- houseplants make any home feel more bohemian. Plus, plants have a way of seamlessly mixing with any style of home decor.
Bring mid-century home! Be sure to check out the full collection at Chairish.com.
What are your favorite styles to mix and match? Let us know!
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