I absolutely LOVE the mid-century modern style of furniture. I believe this overall look may be incorporated into any living room design. It is an aesthetically pleasing blend of modern meets nostalgia. Perfect for any age group, it’s versatile and easy to mix in with your existing decor.
For the frugal shopper try consignment stores or if you don’t mind possibly taking up an entire day to visit a few thrift stores or flea markets, these are the best budget conscious options. Usually at a good thrift store or flea market is where you’ll find the real inexpensive gems. They might require some sprucing up, but saving a few hundred dollars will be well worth the time it takes. Most items will probably need a good sanding and staining – if you’re new to staining furniture, don’t worry it’s very easy, visit YouTube for a how to tutorial.
Now, before you head to the stores make sure you have a specific piece of furniture in mind. From my own experience knowing exactly what your setting out to find makes it a lot easier and keeps you from getting distracted by other knickknacks or unnecessary items. Some great rules to follow when shopping are; 1. Consider functionality/practicality 2. The Item’s placement within your home (you should measure the area you’ll be working with so there is no question as to whether or not the piece you find will fit properly) 3. Color or wood stain… Are you open to staining if need be? Or do you prefer to keep your wood stains uniform?
Hopefully this article helps you get off to a great start!! And don’t be afraid to take risk when choosing an item, if you bring it home and it doesn’t quite look right then you can always turn a profit by reselling it!
I know for some people it’s difficult to express their own personal style due to various reasons, but I believe the number one reason is they don’t really know what their exact style is. This is where you might consider getting assistance from a professional, usually an interior decorator will charge a small fee for their services and they can help to pinpoint your style preferences, color choices, furniture choices, patterns and designs to create a home which truly reflects your personality and your success in life. You’ll find the internet is a great resource for finding free tips/advice from industry professionals.