Contemporary living room designers love to pick cool stuff from other styles or eras to make their design even cooler. One of the styles which inspire them most is Mid Century style. With its unique, retro, and strong modern characters, this style (coined by Cara Greenberg in early 1980s) still has much power to the contemporary minds. If you’re interested in this style, here are 25 Mid Century modern living room ideas for you.
1. Mid Century Modern Living Room with High Metal Window
A good Mid Century modern living room helps you to bring back old memories effortlessly and nicely. In a glance you have your mind teleported to the nice memories where TV sets were still in tubes and black/white, your set of Eames chairs, the geometric furniture, the big the brown windows.
This example is a suitable example, though adapted and imbued with modern features (Flat TV or the contemporary shelves, for example). But you can still thickly feel the Mid Century mood here, mainly with its decor and the characteristic high glass-metal windows
2. Mid Century Modern Living Room with Fireplace
Bringing back the Mid Century modern living room style into the contemporary era will not complete without its stylish fireplace, the iconic freestanding Malm fireplace. Since its conception at the height of Mid Century era (1960) by Malm Fireplaces, Inc., the fireplace has become one of its iconic features.
The freestanding fireplace looked futuristic at the time, and even now it still is. Just like the example, this Mid Century modern living room looks extra cool with the fireplace.
3. Iconic Wood & White Mid Century Modern Living Room
Being minimalist in its characters, a Mid Century modern living room always looks good in its neutral colors like white, black, brown (or wood colors), and else. The colors also help you create a kind of mood booster, just like the color combination of this Mid Century modern living room.
The colors ideas revolves around the neutral color pallets. Here you have the iconic combination of wood and white. It’s effective to build a warm and cozy atmosphere to the room. The black beams adds strong character into it.
4. Elegant Brown Leather Couch for Mid Century Modern Living Room
A Mid Century style is picky about the materials for its furniture and decor. A Mid Century modern living room only includes well-chosen chairs, tables, rug, or other decorating elements.
This simple Mid Century modern living room only has several items, with the brown couch as its center piece. Accompany the leather couch are contemporary log table, Swedish arm chair, a grey geometric rug and a Mid Century reading chair.
5. A Mid Century Modern Living Room in Light Wood and Grey
Want to relive the unique living room atmosphere of the 50s? You need to redo your living room into a Mid Century modern living room style. And how to get it the effects quicker? Then you should fix light wood panels on the high walls and splash grey color to the rest.
The combination of wood and grey colors, like the picture, instantly recognizable as important features which build the Mid Century air of the room. Coupled with green and grey couches, the effects are complete.
6. Brown and Teal for a Classic Mid Century Modern Living Room
There are certain colors which, in the right furniture or decor, will bring you back to the Mid Century era instantly. You have already met the brown one, now you meet another color: teal.
If some of you still in the dark of teal, the color is the color of medium to deep/dark blue-green color. In this Mid Century modern living room idea, teal color adds accent to the room. The color goes well with the white sofa as throw pillows’ color. The color further accent this room on the brighter teal color of the arm chair.
7. An Industrial Mid Century Modern Living Room
Industrial style can go well with Mid Century modern living room. You only needs to add its naked features with things from Mid Century: Eames chairs, minimalist desk and table, and plush couches.
Let the flat ceiling naked, with its unfinished beams complement well with the white wall. It combines well with the black H-shaped iron structures of the room. Meanwhile, natural light are abundant in the room through its high metal-glass wall and door.
8. Pleasant Mid Century Modern Living Room with Wood Paneling
You cannot leave wood panels from a Mid Century modern living room design idea. It’s one of the most important features in the style. You almost always see the wood panels in every Mid Century living room.
The panels, like in the picture, are staple of Mid Century home. It’s made of wood panel or plywood (for the affordable options). As about the picture in this example, this living room belongs to the house of famous architect Paul Hayden Kirk.
9. White Brick Wall Mid Century Modern Living Room in Calming Color
If you feel clueless in furnishing or decorating your room, try to paint your wall white all over. Just like a clean sheet of paper, then you can fill it with any of your favorite furniture or decor. And if you want it to be your Mid Century modern living room, this example is a good starting point.
This white brick wall living room looks warm and cozy with Mid Century stuff, such as a grey couch with its skinny legs, abstract and geometric paintings, or Swedish arm chair. The colorful throw pillows, rug, and paintings complete the coziness.
10. Orange and Grey Mid Century Modern Living Room
This Mid Century modern living room invites you into a colorful minimalist world of Mid Century era. If previously you always see pictures of big Mid Century living room, here you have one which suits well for small spaces.
This living room has simple design ideas. It only involves 2 orange and soft pink arm chairs, a medium grey couch, and two coffee tables. All are in thick Mid Century styles. To add the charms are minimalist racks with accessories, and a floral painting as accent wall.
11. Mid Century Modern Living Room with Stone Wall
You have already know some of excellent Mid Century wood paneling in this list. Now we move to also another excellent wall accent of the style, Natural stone wall. This example is a good example.
Instead of wood paneling, this Mid Century modern living room have stone wall accent. The stones is set roughly as a wall, to highlight its natural color and patterns. The result is an excellent complement to the wood flat ceiling and white wall, enhance the overall Mid Century look.
12. Vanity Mirror for Excellent Mid Century Modern Living Room
Mid Century living room probably has one of the most unforgettable wall accent so far, the sun wall art. But, along with the wall art, there also several other wall accents to adore your Mid Century modern living room.
One of them is this Wilde Vanity Mirror. The mirrors, as you can see in the picture, consist of three mirrors, with the form of each is a reflection of the other mirror next to it. Each of them has frame of brass. And they make this Mid Century room shines in its exclusive atmosphere.
13. Fresh Floral Arm Chairs for a Cozy Mid Century Modern Living Room
Floral patterns are okay in a Mid Century modern living room. They give positive vibes to the room. In this Mid Century modern living room, floral pattern are set on the arm chairs’ paddings.
The red-white floral colors light up this white and dark grey Mid Century living room. Not only red color, with this room neutral colors you can experiment with any colors you like. And the result is still always stand out.
14. Simple and Compact Mid Century Modern Living Room
Some of us want a simple but warm living room as a perfect haven after hours of hectic working hours. No fancy living room set up, just a nice and warm living room. And this one is yours, if you’re among the ‘some of us.
This Mid Century modern living room meets your needs. It has simple design idea, involving a couple of soft blue seating, long open shelves, and a big bright minimalist room. You have the air of rustic 50s cottage in this living room. Nice.
15. Urban Colorful Modern Mid Century Living Room
Here’s another colorful Mid Century modern living room. This room also suits well for small spaces like you often see in urban small houses or apartments. You have various strong colors. All stand out, without each too loud than the others in their strong and almost bohemian colors.
16. Bright and Sunny Modern Mid Century Living Room
If you feel a Mid Century living room heavy and gloomy, then try this living room design idea. This Mid Century modern living room offers one of the brightest and airiest living room so far.
The Living room sits in an industrial style room, with naked iron structures and flat ceiling. The wall is of glasses, ensuring the natural light to fill the room abundantly. The simple setup of the Mid Century furniture, rug and accent brick wall (function simultaneously as the fireplace structure) is charming and efficient.
17. Peaceful Mid Century Modern Living Room
A living room without its coziness and peaceful air isn’t an ideal living room. As one of social hub in the house (the kitchen being the other one, right?) you need to make this space as comfy as possible.
In this picture, you see one; a Mid Century modern living room full of pleasant stuff. Here a white and wood colored living room containing some of elegant Swedish chairs, a sisal rug, and greenery in a glass pot. The modern nook seating area add modern tones to this living room.
18. Cozy Coastal Mid Century Modern Living Room
Having a cottage by the sea is a thing of beauty, furnishing it with your taste is happiness. Now if you want to have a comfortable living room in your coastal home, this picture helps you to make a start.
This cozy Mid Century modern living room idea has you to open all the wall by replacing it with glass wall. The slim and white wall structures combine well with wooden ceiling. The warm stuff inside, its Mid Century furniture, are even warmer with the thick carpeting.
19. Vibrant White Mid Century Modern Living Room with Bright Yellow Arm Chairs
Sometimes you just need a splash of color to make your living room fresh and vibrant. Here how you turn a black and white Mid Century modern living room into a fresh and cheerful room. All you need is by injecting vibrant colors into the room. In this case, you put a pair of bright yellow Mid Century chairs in the room. And you can feel the vibe instantly.
20. Minimalist Modern Mid Century Living Room
Here is your wood cabin style Mid Century modern living room. It’s minimalist, no frills included. Only the basic furniture, but of the best to ensure your comfort in this solitary place.
This modern wood cabin style living room has an open layout idea. As a modern living room, it has no firm boundaries between kitchen and it, enable you to enjoy your time with easy grab of snacks or sandwiches.
21. Modern Mid Century Living Room with Chaise Lounge
A chaise lounge may remind you of a shrink or some soul-related expert place. But, it’s not always the case. In its history, a chaise lounge is a most comfortable seating place in the living room (especially in French). Now it’s still being used as an alternative seating in a living room, including this Mid Century modern living room, where you can sit or lay as you wish –just like with a shrink.
22. Warm and Snug Mid Century Modern Living Room with Curtains
Along the lists you meet no window dressings. So far, all of the living room ideas in this list has nothing on their wall. Not that window dressing is not good with Mid Century modern living room, but you just haven’t met it yet.
And now, this is your modern Mid Century living room with curtains. To complement the light and gay atmosphere of this living room, the designer only use light, white, and translucent materials to the windows.
23. A Mid Century Modern Living Room with Black Couch
All the Mid Century couches here are grey or white, until bow you meet this one. A Mid Century modern living room with black couch is also a great idea. Coupled with charming coffee table and geometric chair, this couch make a cozy Mid Century style living room. And it also a great accent to the white-wood living room.
24. A Pleasant All Wood Mid Century Modern Living Room
A contemporary minimalist wood house needs a contemporary solution in furnishing its living room area. Here, the contemporary solution is a retro modern minimalist living room in a Mid Century style.
The overall surrounding of the living room, being all wood, is already warm and welcoming. To add other warming touches, you need only add in it a couple moss green arm chairs, a long grey couches, and a contemporary coffee table. To complete the warmness, add grey-white rug on the floor.
25. Mid Century Modern Living Room in Chartreuse and White Style
Chartreuse? Yes, if you want a green sofa idea in your Mid Century modern living room, use chartreuse. For the still uninformed one, in short chartreuse is moss green color. And this color blends well with the style, like the picture below.
That’s all the Mid Century modern living room ideas for you here. Some may invite you back to the golden era of 50s, while the other want you to keep on the contemporary mode with all their contemporary features. So, like one or even some of the ideas? We do hope so. Anyway, have a good day.