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MID CENTURY STYLE: The design that stands the test of time.

What is the Mid Century style?

As its name suggests, the Mid Century style was born in the mid-twentieth century. Between the 50’s and 70’s, there was a considerable increase in construction in Europe because, due to World War II, soldiers needed housing for their families. But these new buildings broke with the structures of the time, as they left aside the constructions of several heights to focus on single-storey houses with open-plan rooms.The Mid Century style is one of the most avant-garde and innovative trends in the world of interior design and has very marked characteristics.

This style represents modernism while maintaining a classic touch that pleases and is still in force in all its variants. Despite being a style that has evolved over the years, it is currently present in many homes and spaces due to its excellent combination of functionality and aesthetics.

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Características del Mid Century

We start from the premise that this style was born in a time of change. Migration to large urban areas led to a shift towards smaller spaces, which also influenced the designs of the time.

Among them we find naturalness as one of the main ideas of this trend, since natural elements predominate, giving it a much simpler touch. The second main characteristic of this style is functionality, since it bets on using elements that are practical, predominating this over design. This is one of the factors that has been most appreciated over the years, and that is why the Mid Century style has adapted very well to the passage of time, adapting to new trends that were emerging, rather, we are talking about a style of simple and uncluttered decoration, in which excessive elements are not observed.

Precisely all these features are what make this style continues to gain followers more than half a century later.

Colors and textiles

The Mid Century style is based on a palette of neutral colors, such as white and gray, to which we add muted earth tones with small details of more powerful colors, such as orange or yellow.

Another of the tips of this type of decoration is the geometry, which we see present in textiles, cushions or carpets, abundant large designs but without saturating.

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As mentioned above, the Mid Century style is characterized by simple and very functional furniture, which happens to be as natural as possible. This trend flees from overloaded prints and powerful colors to be carried away by straight lines and very clean finishes. In addition, the composition of colors is very pleasant and brings beauty within the simplicity of the style.

We should not ignore the fact that this trend is linked to the era in which it arose and, therefore, has a strong industrial influence.


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One of the most important keys to take into account in the Mid Century style is the combination of old elements with new ones. Another key element for this type of decoration is wood, which is very present in Mid Century environments and we can find it both in the finishes and in the furniture or surface.

Wood effect floors are usually the ideal choice for this type of style, which also provide the warmth that transmits this type of material.