24 Ways to Pull Off the Midcentury Modern Look in Your Apartment

You’ve probably heard of midcentury modern design, even if you didn’t know the exact phrase when you did. Shiny things are all the rage right now, and this classic style shines as bright as any other. That doesn’t mean that it’s always simple to pull it off, though — especially if you live in a tiny apartment. Don’t worry: If your home is lacking in space and light, that doesn’t mean that there’s no room for plenty of shiny style!

For as big of a trend as midcentury modern design has become, not all of us are sure how to make it work for our homes. And even if you do know what you’re looking for, maybe your home — like many urban folks’ — lacks the space that makes Midcentury style easy to pull off. That doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate a little style into your tiny home, though!

There was a time not too long ago when high design and midcentury modern style were reserved for the rich and famous. But as the years have gone on, this amazing look has become more accessible to others. Whether you’re living in a 300-square-foot studio or a 3,000-square-foot house, there’s a midcentury modern apartment design that can fit your lifestyle.

01. Invest In Your Biggest, Boldest Pieces

DESIGN: JETTE CREATIVE, PHOTO: AMY BARTLAM

02. Stock Up On Sculptural Lighting

ASHLEY MONTGOMERY DESIGN

03. Play With Clean, Geometric Shapes

KATIE HODGES DESIGN

04. Go All in On Wood

BESPOKE ONLY

 

05. Keep Your Upholstery Streamlined

DESIGN: YAEL WEISS INTERIORS, PHOTO: NICOLE COHEN

06. Add Function Wherever You Can

KATIE HODGES DESIGN

07. Pair Black With White

ASHLEY MONTGOMERY DESIGN

08. Add Pops of Sleek Texture

LECLAIR DECOR

09. Splurge on a Few Design Classics

BECCA INTERIORS

10. Pump Up the Color Contrast

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11. Go Sleek With Your Accessories

 

12. Snag Some Modern Art

JULIA ROBBS

13. Optimize for Traffic Flow

LECLAIR DECOR

14. Add a Few Metal Accents

REENA SOTROPA

15. Turn Your Storage Solutions into Decor

CATHIE HONG INTERIORS

16. Mix and Match Materials

CALIMIA HOME

17. Balance Synthetic and Organic

LECLAIR DECOR

18. Keep Your Hardware Sleek

KATIE HODGES DESIGN

19. Snag Some Real Antiques

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20. Mix High With Low

REAGEN TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

21. Sprinkle in a Few Plants

DEVON GRACE INTERIORS

22. Keep Embellishment to a Minimum

23. Add Nods to Tradition

BESPOKE ONLY

24. Buy Stuff That’s Built to Last

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