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Use geometric 1960s patterns on traditional furniture shapes, such as wingback chairs.
Medium-toned wood furniture with an exposed grain was a mainstay in this style. Mix it up with large pieces in dark or pale wood hues.
Avoid a stereotypical mid-century modern look by steering clear of style staples, such as molded wood or plastic chairs, shag rugs, and space age lighting.
Choose large furniture, such as sofas, entertainment centers, beds, and dining tables, in transitional styles and fill in the decor with modern accents.
Use colors that are hot right now, like gray and emerald; and pass on standard mid-century hues: avocado, tangerine, mustard, lilac, and dusty blue.

Love the clean lines and sleek retro feel of mid-century
modern style, but don't want your home to look like a time capsule from 1965? We have some simple tips that will help you bring classic modern style into this decade (and your decor).

The organic contours and un-embellished nature of mid-century modern pieces allows them to blend easily into other design aesthetics. Pair cozy slipcovered furniture with a streamlined modern end table for eye-catching contrast. Bring an edge to clean mid-century designs with the weathered and aged finishes of industrial decor.