10 Essentials for Mid-Century Modern Living

When I tell people I'm considering mid-century modern decor for the bungalow, the typical response is a slightly cocked head followed by a sympathetic smile-and-nod combo – as if to say, "Bless you heart, child!"

Most people tend to think of outdated wood paneling and retro, 1950's furniture in muted tones when they hear the term, but as today's roundup will show, there is so much more to mid-century modern design than that. 

I mean, have you seen Mad Men? 

Mid-century modern design is the perfect mixture of simple, clean lines, organic elements and graphic patterns, punctuated by the occasional bold accent piece. 

Want to add a touch of sophistication à la Don Draper to your home? Today I've partnered with PureModern to round up some of my favorite essentials of this iconic decorating style – and to show you which of these pieces I've already added to our bungalow decor.

 

10 Essentials for Mid-Century Modern Living | Sponsored by PureModern

10 Essentials for Mid-Century Modern Living | Sponsored by PureModern

10 Essentials for Mid-Century Modern Living | Sponsored by PureModern

10 Essentials for Mid-Century Modern Living | Sponsored by PureModern

10 Essentials for Mid-Century Modern Living | Sponsored by PureModern

10 Essentials for Mid-Century Modern Living | Sponsored by PureModern

10 Essentials for Mid-Century Modern Living | Sponsored by PureModern

10 Essentials for Mid-Century Modern Living | Sponsored by PureModern

10 Essentials for Mid-Century Modern Living | Sponsored by PureModern

10 Essentials for Mid-Century Modern Living | Sponsored by PureModern

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Which of these gorgeous pieces caught your eye? Any guesses which piece I'll be adding to our bungalow decor?

I'm so incredibly excited to show you, but unfortunately with our hardwood flooring mid-installation, I have to wait til the space is a bit more presentable. Tune in to part 2 of this post to find out!

I’ll be back soon with more updates from the magical world of bungalow renovations. To catch up on what we’ve renovated so far, you can browse the “Our Bungalow Renovation” series.

For more interior design inspiration and advice, check out 10 Small Kitchen Design Ideas to Maximize SpaceMy House Wish ListHome Renovation Checklist10 Best Home Decor Websites to Bookmark Now, and 10 DIY Projects to Add Character to Your Home.

This post is brought to you in collaboration with PureModern. As always, all content, ideas, opinions and words are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create unique content while featuring products I truly use and love.

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22 Comments

  1. Platform beds and fun coffee tables are my favorites! Everything here is amazing – so happy I found your blog!! XO

  2. I think you just made me fall in love with the mid-century modern look. I’ve always thought that tufted furniture looked so neat. And I also have a platform bed!

  3. I am all about the mid-century modern! My mom thinks I’m crazy whenever I mention it but it’s my favorite sort of style. Great picks! xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

    • Oh girl, I feel you on that one! I recently got two chandeliers for the bungalow – one was very traditional, but the other was super modern. My mother’s response to the first one was all like, “Oh, it’s so pretty! Wow!” and so on and so forth. When she saw the second one, however, all she said was, “This one is also nice.” Haha! I was like, yes mom, I know you hate it… LOL

    • Aww Bella, you are incredibly sweet. I would hope that after 10+ years of graphic design experience I would (hopefully) know a thing or two about graphics. ;) I’m glad to hear you also love mid-century modern! Are you a fan of Mad Men?

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