Mid century modern style is the perfect way to bring sophistication to your home, with clean lines and elegant finishes. This look can be achieved without breaking the bank or having a big empty space. Try these 25 Midcentury Modern Living Room Ideas for a chic and sophisticated Home!
Hang a Huge Abstract Artwork
If you want to make a mid-century modern living room on a budget, start by hanging an abstract artwork. It’s a simple way to add some life to the room and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Plus, this type of art is really in style right now.
In this living room, the artwork is looking loud with its vivid colors. The simple sofa looks bright in creamy white with an elegant touch of green color on the cushions.
Neutral Tones Living Room
If you’re not into bright colors, but you still want to achieve the mid-century modern look, try using neutral tones. This living room is a perfect example of how to do it.
The walls are painted in a light beige color and the furniture is all in oak wood color. It’s a concept that you can follow on your own by painting the walls in light color and use a patterned rag in the example below.
Add a Gold Trim Mirror
A gold-framed mirror is another way to add some refinement to an empty wall in the midcentury modern living room. To make it more special, you can also use mirrors with patterns on them.
To make this idea workable, the furniture must follow the concept; which means, they are all in dark oak color. The sofa and armchairs are covered in comfortable cushions and the rugs on the floor are looking elegant as well.
Use of Many Contrasting Colors
If you want to inject a bit of personality into your mid-century modern living room, try using many contrasting colors. This will add some visual interest and make the room more fun to be in.
In this living room, the walls have a lot of artworks with vivid colors and the sofas are in space cadet blue. We love the pendent light which scream mid century modern to us.
Mismatched sofas in different colors and materials is another way to inject personality into this style.
In this living room, the walls are in light color and the sofas are in green and gray. The armchairs are in dark wood color and they have colorful cushions. A beautiful coffee table with intricate details is placed in the center of the room.
Be Bold in Choosing Rug Color
If you want to be bold in your mid-century modern living room, try choosing a rug with a bright and bold color. In this living room, the walls are in light color but the rug is in bright orange. It’s an interesting contrast that works well in this room.
Pattern is Important!
The pattern on the rug, the wallpaper, the curtains, and even the furniture is an important part of achieving the mid-century modern look. In this living room, the wallpaper has a geometric pattern and the rug has a colorful abstract pattern.
Paneling the Walls
Paneling the walls is another idea for achieving this style. In this mid-century modern living room, the wall has paneling detail, which adds some texture to the room. The sofa are covered in bright green cushions and a pendant light with simple design is hanging from the ceiling.
Use of Dark Color on Walls
Another way to add texture to your mid-century modern living room is by using dark color on the wall. This will work well if you have white furniture, like in this example. To make the room more interesting, we suggest painting one of the walls in a dark blue color with a light color sofa.
Armchair in Reading Corner
If you want to create a cozy reading corner in your mid-century modern living room, try using an armchair with a line pattern. In this reading corner, the walls are covered in light color wallpaper and the armchair is in dark blue color. A small table is placed beside the armchair and two table lamps are place on the table, providing some light.
Leather is another material that you can use for your mid-century modern living room. In this example, the armchairs are covered in leather and they provide a vintage feel to the room.
Orb Wall Lights
The homeowner install three orb wall lights in this living room to give it a mid-century modern touch and to provide some light. The walls are in light color and the furniture is in brown color.
Black & White Pendent Light
To create a more sophisticated look in your mid-century modern living room, try using a black and white pendent light. In this living room, the light was installed on top of a big black dining table. The black and white pendent light is a beautiful contrast to the room.
Plant with Big Green Leaves
If you want to add a natural touch to your mid-century modern living room, try using a plant with big green leaves. In this living room, the plant is placed near the windows and it helps to brighten up the room.
Hexagon Wall Shelf
Another way to add texture in your mid-century modern living room is by installing a hexagon wall shelf. The shelves are great for displaying your favorite items and it will help with storage too. In this living room, six hexagon wood shelves were installed with a lot of plants placed on it.
Leather Ottoman is another idea for incorporating this material in your mid-century modern living room. The ottomans will provide more seating and it’s a great way to add some color in the room. In this example, a large leather ottoman share the space with another leather sofa. This ottoman will also provide storage space.
Boho + Mid-century Modern
If you want to add a boho style in your mid-century modern living room, try using some colorful rugs. In this living room, the walls are in light color and the rugs are in different colors. The furniture is also in light color and it provides a calm atmosphere to the room.
Contrasting Colors Make Any Room Pop!
To make a mid-century modern living room more vibrant, try using a contrasting color. In this example, a white sofa was used and it looks great against the black walls and rug. To make the contrast even more beautiful, you can use some colorful throw pillows on top of the sofa.
Set Free the Natural Light
If you want to make your mid-century modern living room feel more spacious, try using light colors and let in lot of natural light. In this living room, the walls are in white color and the furniture is in light wood color. There’s a lot of natural light coming through the window and it really brightens up the room.
Dark Wood Flooring
Don’t be afraid to use dark wood flooring in your mid-century modern living room. In this living room, the dark wood flooring were installed and it provides a nice contrast with the white rug.
Split the Natural Light
In this example, the living room have been split in to two areas. One with more natural light and another with less light. By using two different areas, it will make the room feel bigger and more spacious. Also, you can create a different mood in each area. What do you think?
Cozy Space with Neutral Wallpaper
Do you have a small mid-century modern living room? No problem! You can use neutral wallpaper to make your space feel cozier. In this example, the wall is covered in light and gray wallpaper and it creates a beautiful contrast with wooden herringbone flooring.
Variety of Patterns and Textures
To add more interest in your mid-century modern living room, try using variety of patterns and textures. In this living room, the throw pillows has a green floral pattern and it looks great against the brown rug. The rug also has a unique texture and it really makes the space pop.
Blue and Orange
If you want to add a pop of color in your mid-century modern living room, try using blue and orange. In this living room, the blue sofas and orange rug provides a beautiful backdrop for the white walls. The two colors are a great contrast to each other and it really makes the space stand out.
If you think that stone wallpaper is too much for your mid-century modern living room, then you should think again. In this example, the stone wall was installed in one area of the living room only. It really makes that space stand out and it gives a nice contrast to the tv console.
There are many ways that you can add a touch of mid-century modern to your living room. Just try using some of the ideas that we have mentioned in this article and you will be able to create a beautiful space in no time although some of them are really bold. 🙂