The popularity of Mad Men and advertising dreamboat Don Draper means that 1960s art deco is back with a vengeance. Mid-century modern furniture is all the range, and the more outrageous the look, the better.
1960s furniture is sleek, elegant and often geometric. The main focus should be the colour, shape and texture of the furniture, which means that walls and wallpaper may need to be bland to work with any statement pieces.
When thinking of buying vintage items, or reproducing the look of a particular era, try to think about what furniture will match the general décor of your home. Beware of buying expensive vintage items that won’t stay in fashion, and instead consider purchasing an updated, contemporary version, as it will probably have more staying power.
To create your own Mad Men décor, embrace the office look. However, to avoid creating a 1960s style advertising agency in your living room, ensure you mix up the office furniture with normal day-to-day pieces. Showcase the sterling and chrome furniture against bold textures and rich colours.
The crucial piece to own for the mid-century modern look is a lamp. Desk lamps, table lamps and especially floor lamps are all ultimate art deco pieces, and it is best to buy them in stainless steel, or bright colours.
This fork floor lamp is made from fabric and metal, and is exactly the kind of shape that will bring some 60s inspired glamour to your home. It is adjustable, and practical enough to provide more than an art deco vibe.
To create the mid-century modern look in your living room, this dowel blue armchair from Fashion for Home is ideal. The solid ash and stainless steel frame offer a minimalist chic look that wouldn’t be out of place in an office space, but the blue softer cotton cushioning suggests home comforts.
You can also buy the dowel seating in a 2-seater grey sofa, which is perfect if you need something to seat more people. Mix it up with the blue armchair to create a bold look, as the bright blue and neutered grey work well together. Finally, add a Martini glass and your Mad Men look is complete.
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