Midcentury modern style has caught on in popularity in recent years. As its name suggests, midcentury modern was a style that really gained its footing during the middle of the 20th century. Often it refers to furniture, architecture, and design from 1933 to 1965. Furniture from this era is known for its sleekness as well as use of materials such as molded plastic and natural wood. Furniture of this era is often futuristic looking and often has unique shapes. It's also a style that works surprisingly well in a family home. Here are 3 reasons why.
Easy To Clean
Midcentury modern furniture is often made of plastic and wood, two surfaces that are both sleek and durable. They are also two surfaces that are very easy to clean. For this reason, midcentury style dining room and kitchen tables are a great addition to any home. Tables and chairs made out of the molded plastic or wood of this style are easy to clean after being used by the whole family. Having tables and chairs made out of materials like molded plastic is also great for families with young children who make big messes at dinnertime.
Bring In Color And Comfort
Another hallmark of midcentury modern style is pops of color. Many pieces of furniture from the midcentury modern era were neutral and earthy. However, there were also plenty of pieces that were created to serve as a pop of color in the room. Colors such as avocado, orange, and teal were commonly used on furniture such as lounge chairs and sofas. This style also often uses texture and pattern to make a statement. Overstuffed cushions and throw pillows can also be used to bring in a pop of color and provide comfort.
Available At Many Price Points
Another reason to choose midcentury modern furniture is that there is a lot of it out there. It has been a popular style for years! Original midcentury modern furniture can be found in thrift shops and at garage sales for low prices. There are also plenty of reproductions available at great prices. This style of furniture can also be a great investment. Midcentury modern furniture that is of unique style or has a certain provenance can go for tens of thousands of dollars. Purchasing a rare piece can lead to a big profit down the road.
When furnishing a family home, midcentury modern is a great style choice. It's easy to clean and maintain, provides pops of color, and is available at almost any price point.