A Guide to Mid Century Modern Decor

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If you love mid-century modern decor, but don't want to commit to a whole mid-century home, here are a few simple pieces you can easily incorporate into your current decor without going all in on the retro style.  

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Eames Shell Chair

If you are a mid-century modern fan, you probably have one or more   Eames chairs or replicas in your home already. Quintessentially mid-century modern,   Eames shell chairs boast a simple design, and are comfortable and functional as they can easily be wiped clean.
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Eames Lounge Chair

Distinctively mid-century modern, an  Eames lounge chair is an extravagant piece that would make quiet a statement in your living room. One of the most recognisable chairs of the mid-century modern era, the Eames lounge chair is as strikingly beautiful as it is comfortable. Once you have a seat, you'll understand why it's one of the most popular chairs of all time. 
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Starburst Mirror

A classic decor element of mid-century modern home decor, gold and brass  starburst and sunburst mirrors offer a decorative element for blank walls that could use a little artwork. Great for use on an entrance wall, in a hallway, above the fireplace, or even in a bedroom space, a starburst mirror makes a lovely mid-century decor element you can sneak into your home decor. 
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Saarinen Tulip Table

Saarinen tulip table is so simple and minimal it can be incorporated into almost any  style. The white is a perfect clean slate for any space you use it in and the round shape will work paired with just about any chair. It also comes with other table top options including wood, and marble and there are replicas available that are a little more affordable as well. 
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Finn Juhl Chair

The elegant, clean-lined chairs of  Finn Juhl would make a lovely addition in a living room as a side chair, or around a dining room table. They could also work as a vanity chair in a bedroom corner. 
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Hans Wegner Chair

A   Hans Wegner chair would make another great possibility for around a dining table. This skinny looking, sleek chair design would look lovely with a wood table or the white minimalist style of a Saarinen  tulip table.
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Hostess Trolley

Not just a staple on Mad Men, the  mid-century modern hostess trolley would be a lovely addition in your home topped with crystal rock glasses and sparkling water and limes. With this trolley it would be fun to throw a retro cocktail bash and serve drinks from the 1950s era and keep the theme up with vintage glass ware and serving ware.
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Vintage Lamp

If you are lucky enough to score a vintage mid-century modern lamp such as a  Gerald Thurston tripod lamp, consider yourself lucky! Vintage lamps are in high demand and may be tough to find - but when you score one you'll be so glad you did as the style and workmanship of old lamps is delightful. 
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Vintage Clock

If you don't have the budget or the space to invest in mid-century modern furniture, but you want to incorporate the style into your home somehow, a  vintage clock can be a lovely retro touch in your bedroom. Place it on your bedside table and you'll get to enjoy a throwback every morning when you look at the time.
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