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Check out our favourite Mid Century modern decorating ideas for Autumn/Winter 2019. 

Black White Monochrome Pattern Vases Collection George Home Aw19

Image: Black and white patterned ceramic vase, £12; terracotta vase, £8; blue and white ceramic vase, £15; green two-tone ceramic vase, £8, all George Home.

Sleek and iconic, bring this distinctive retro trend up to date with vibrant pops of colour, curved lines and abstract motifs.

Luxe aesthetic

Victor Green Sofa Living Room Habitat

Image: Loki walnut and black 5-shelf bookcase, £295; Carmen black vase, £35; Perth black topper vase, £15; Jaxson multi-coloured wool rug, £350; Orrico rose gold hammered aluminium coffee table, £250; Nona salad bowl, £30; Sapphire mug, £6; Victor three-seater sofa in Emerald Roman velvet, £995; Dahlia cushions in Charcoal and Clay Brown, £40 each; Regency cushion in Ink velvet, £25; Ebba orange patterned cushion, £45, all Habitat

Teaming warm, dark woods such as mango and walnut with velvet textiles in a rich colour palette will infuse any scheme with a contemporary take on this trend.

Abstract forms and curved sculptures help capture the Mid-century vibe, so opt for simple yet sturdy open shelving to showcase organic, ethnic-inspired accessories.

John Lewis Red Dining Room Table Mid Century Modern Mahogany Furniture

Image: Design Project No. 203 upholstered side chairs in Rust and Grey, £299 each; Design Project No.169 eight-seater dining table in oak, £999; Arcade ready-made curtains, from £80 per pair; Matinee 10-light ceiling hoop, £295; Astrid oval mirror in walnut, £299; threetone glass vase, £40; Iittala Ruutu vase in copper, £190, all John Lewis & Partners

With shapely furniture and statement lighting taking centre stage, keep pattern to a minimum with one block area of decorative print, such as curtains in a simple geometric design.

Clara Dinnerware Set Dining Table Habitat.co.uk

Image: Larsa chair in white, £130; Turini black 16-piece cutlery set, £95; Clara dinner plate, £6; Clara side plate, £5; Clara cereal bowl, £5; Fuji rectangle chopping board in white ash, £35; Gabby jute rug, from £150, all Habitat

Accent shades

Swoon Lifestyle Home Bar Gold Sideboard Mid Century Modern

Image: Nazca sideboard in rosewood and brass, £679; Hagen ottoman in Zinnia velvet, £189; Aravali bar trolley in brass and marble, £269; Villon rug, £299; Rhe pendant light with brass plating, £89, all Swoon. Untitled No.1 artwork, from £150, Formworks Studio. For similar accessories, try Oliver Bonas

Introduce a vibrant Mid-century feel into your home with clever use of colour. Bold yet sophisticated shades of emerald green or burnt orange on the walls really pop when paired with embossed metallic pieces, complemented by abstract artwork and accessories in the same palette. 

Argos Orange Occasional Chair Nest Side Tables Navy Blue Room

Image: Jackson velvet cuddle chair in orange, £449.99; mustard ribbed knit throw, £25; metal mustard planter, £16; ribbon shade in mustard, £8; Finley nesting tables, £59.99, all Argos

Minimal ornamentation, like a curved blonde-wood pendant, adds subtle simplicity to this scheme, while a hero armchair in plush orange velvet brings the wow factor.

Blue Checked Bedding Bedroom Wood Clad Plants

Image: Apartment Living geo stripe cushion, £12; blue check stripe bedlinen, £21 for a double; mustard and grey check bedlinen, £31; mustard and grey chunky knitted throw, £30; candle set, £9 for three; mini succulent, £4; ceramic candle, £8; ceramic planter with wooden legs, £18; yellow planter, £14, all Sainsbury’s Home

Style secret:  ‘Add a stylish Fifties feel to your space with stained wood panelling, or opt for a wallpaper alternative for a quick and easy, budget-friendly update. Try Piet Hein Eek’s Timber Strips wallpaper from Rockett St George, then soften the look with mix-and-match textiles from the same brand for a cohesive finish.‘


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