Storage Solutions for Midcentury Modern Homes and Design Tips
The resurgence of midcentury modern design has been seen on sets of shows like Mad Men, on popular design blogs, and in many home design publications. MCM went from being a nostalgia-driven design trend to a cult style, and now, more than a decade after Don Draper set his old fashioned on a kidney-shaped coffee table, peoples’ love of everything mid-century modern shows no sign of slowing down. Today, classic mid-century modern homes are fetching top dollar throughout the country including in Philadelphia, and new homes are being built to mimic the architectural style. It grew in popularity after WWII, and is characterized by flat planes, warm woods, open spaces, wide expanses of glass, and a connection to nature.
Less is More
Open space. Sparse decorating. Minimalism. That’s the trifecta of midcentury modern design. It’s also the easiest to keep in mind when it comes to storage solutions. Why? Well, because the less you have, the less you’ll have to store. While radical decluttering has become a hot design trend – look no further than the global success of Marie Kondo’s bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – midcentury modern design should be seen as light and rational, but not cold and distant.
It’s All About the Furniture
Oversized furnishings like sectional sofas and recliners have no place in midcentury modern design. The homes in the 1950s and ’60s were built much smaller than today’s houses and were not designed for large, oversized furnishings. Low slung, two-seater sofas and Tulips chairs, on the other hand, are not only modern and sleek, but they take up little space. Sleek media center cabinets and built-in wardrobes are popular storage solutions that achieve extra storage space while staying true to the tenants of midcentury modern design.
Creating Natural Space
As midcentury modern designs have increased in popularity, it can often look hyper-curated or mass-produced. Achieve your own personal spin and inject a little bit of nature into your space with natural storage solutions such as birch baskets with leather or felt handles. Craft-inspired designs not only help to balance expansive wall units, cabinets, etc. but add warmth and personality as well.
If you’re in search of creative storage solutions for your home, a company like Closet & Storage Concepts can help you meet all of your design needs. Our Philadelphia and South Jersey experts are here to help from beginning to end. Get in touch with us to start on your storage project. We have been locally owned and operated for 30+ years!
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