Blending Styles: Contemporary Decor and Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Contemporary Decor

It is not unusual for a person to be drawn to a number of different home decor styles. With so many beautiful, unique styles out there, it can be difficult to pick just one style and stick to the home accessories and decor within said chosen style. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to mix two different styles together, including mixing home accessories and other items. Here are a few tips and tricks on blending contemporary decor and Mid-Century Modern Furniture.

About Contemporary and Mid Century Modern

Mid century modern and contemporary home decor are two different styles that are frequently blended together for a number of reasons. Contemporary decor features sleek but softened lines and details. Much like mid century modern, which features clean lines and is anything but fussy with detailing.

That being said, these two styles are a perfect choice for blending together.

Choosing Different Furniture Pieces to Suit the Space

When choosing furniture, there are a number of methods you can employ. First, you can choose to work entirely with mid century modern styled furniture. Or, you can choose to work entirely with contemporary furniture. You can choose to mix and match pieces from the two styles.

If you have the budget, you can also opt to have custom-made pieces that incorporate details from both styles. You could also hire a professional interior designer to find the right furniture pieces that already encompass these two styles.


In short, with contemporary and mid century modern, there is no wrong answer when mixing the two styles together. Remember, both of these styles are relatively clean and therefore, blend easily, even if you’re an amateur designer.

Color Palette

When it comes to color for these two home decor styles, it can be a bit more difficult to find the right hues. Contemporary colors tend to be subdued and muted, whereas mid century modern can go a number of ways but do include bolder versions of muted hues as well as bright, vibrant hues such as poppy red, mustard yellow or cobalt blue.

The easiest solution is to blend a neutral color palette with pops of color. This does not mean you have to include pops of color that are excessively bright, but you can also choose to include pops of colors that are simply accent colors to your base color palette. For example, if you’ve got a warm beige color palette, you can include a shade of rich brown or an earthy red.

Home Accessories

Finally, much like with the rest of the items in these two home decor styles, you can actually mix and match when it comes to the different home accessories and decor pieces out there. Consider mixing mid century wall art prints with contemporary accent pieces for a blended, effortless look.

The real trick for melding these two different home decor styles together is to simply get started. In fact, when you’re looking to blend two different styles (no matter what they are,) you’ll find that things become much easier when you just take the plunge and get started.

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