What Makes Midcentury Modern Design So Timeless?

Dec 11, 2018  By Thomasville

The popularity of midcentury modern design hit an all-time high in the mid-2000s. It was the talk of bloggers and the who’s who of designers everywhere. And as a result, its mainstream appeal was undeniable. Now, only a few short years later, midcentury modern design is experiencing a genuine revival. And it’s not showing any signs of slowing down. So, what makes this design style so timeless?

Decades of Design

In some ways, midcentury modern is a culmination and cumulation of decades of design. It represents many different distinct styles that have come and gone over the years, leaving only their best, most enduring attributes for midcentury modern to encompass. It’s a design that’s inclusive and inoffensive, but most importantly nostalgic and intriguing as well.

Form and Function

Midcentury modern design is both beautiful and functional. It’s made to be lived with, not just looked at. Upkeep is easy and it feels at home in large or small spaces. At the same time, the materials, the simple shapes of midcentury modern are sophisticated and timeless. Midcentury modern furniture tends to go with just about everything, making it an easy choice for any homeowner looking for both form and function in their furniture.

Energizing and Refreshing

No one wants their home’s interior to look like a museum. Midcentury modern energizes, refreshes, and modernizes. Because of this, there’s a place for midcentury modern in almost every home. It can make a tired room feel alive again and individual pieces of furniture can act as standout centerpieces of a room to add style and simplicity all at once.

People Like It

The best reason for the staying power of midcentury modern design is simply that people like it. Based on a survey of industry insiders by the New York Times, attempting to get to the bottom of the design style’s popularity, responses varied. Some said that it’s easy to find—it can be found in just about every furniture store. Still, others said that it goes with everything and that its look is classic.

Whatever the reasons, designers and homeowners alike are drawn to midcentury modern design. It’s a trend that’s been popular for years. And it’s one that will continue to be popular for years yet to come.

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