1. A MID-CENTURY SIDEBOARD TRANSFORMED INTO A WASHBASIN CABINET
We are interested in the bathroom where vintage furniture finds a second life as a washbasin cabinet. It’s perfect when you’re looking to create a more eco-responsible bathroom decor since you’re not buying a new piece of furniture. It is also ideal for giving personality to your bathroom. This room is often neglected in terms of decoration because we do not spend a lot of time there and because it is a humid space. Here, the trick is to have the vanity covered and not to have left the wood of the piece of furniture which would not have withstood water projections on a daily basis. The diversion of mid-century furniture is a nice alternative to the bathroom furniture found on the market and which tends to be sorely lacking in personality.
2. A SMALL MID-CENTURY BUFFET ON A DARK WALL
Dark colors are trendy at the moment, however, they are not always easy to adopt on a daily basis. What is interesting here is 1 / that the vintage furniture makes the wall brighter 2 / the combination of dark color + small mid-century furniture + patchwork of frames. All of this creates an elegant but also intimate living room atmosphere. The ambiance of the living room is sophisticated but not stuffy.
3. FRAMES THAT FOLLOW THE SHAPE OF A HIGH SIDEBOARD
Back in the living room and this time with a high sideboard. Although the trend in recent years has been for low sideboards and sideboards, vintage furniture is from another era and meets other standards. We, therefore, find taller pieces of furniture that are practical since they offer more storage. Often furniture of this type alternates storage with door and open storage to give a little dynamism to the general appearance of the furniture. So we can easily hide what is ugly and just highlight a few decorative objects. But that’s not exactly what interests us here. What we liked about this interior is the arrangement of the frames near the buffet. They are not in line nor in patchwork. They follow the height of the cabinet. This gives the impression that the furniture is perfectly integrated into the decoration and the wall. It is not just posed and does not give the impression of being too much.
4. PLAY OF CONTRAST BETWEEN DARK WOOD AND WHITE
One of the characteristics of mid-century furniture is its color. Most of the time, this is furniture that has been varnished in a relatively dark shade. It’s interesting because it has enabled the furniture to survive the decades without being too damaged. On the other hand, it is an eyesore to strip and sand. In short, instead of stripping, the simplest solution is to keep the furniture in its original color. And this relatively dark color can play the card of contrast on a white wall. What looks good in this interior is that the bookcase is asymmetrical and the cutout of the cabinet stands out against the white paint. We have a very elegant vintage graphic effect.
5. A SMALL MID-CENTURY ARMCHAIR FOR A MORE AUTHENTIC LIVING ROOM
So far in this article, we have mainly talked about sideboards and storage furniture. However, these are not the only mid-century pieces of furniture that have crossed the ages to make their way into our interiors. We can also think of the mid-century armchair. Aesthetically, it is characterized by a fairly light and slender wooden structure which is accompanied by simple but comfortable cushions for the seat and backrest. They are light armchairs and therefore they easily find their place in small living rooms or in living rooms which still have a little room to accommodate an additional armchair.
6. SHOWCASE YOUR 1950S FURNITURE WITH PLANTS
Houseplants bring life to your decor. And the best part is that they conform to almost all your desires. It is therefore quite naturally that green plants find their place in a mid-century interior. The green of the plants goes wonderfully with the dark wood of the furniture. No need to transform your interior into a replica of a tropical forest, one or two plants can be enough to create a more contemporary atmosphere around your buffet. It is ideal in the living room, in the dining room, or in the entrance if you have a small cabinet with 2 doors for example.
7. A VINTAGE PIECE OF FURNITURE THAT SERVES AS A BAR
We finish this selection of ideas to copy around the mid-century theme with a bar. Little by little, the idea of a bar is coming back to our interiors. We have seen this, for example, with the sideboards which allow the main bottles and glasses to be available in the dining room. If you opt for a mid-century piece of furniture that will serve as a bar, it will be a little more cumbersome than a sideboard but you will have more room to store bottles, glasses, and cocktail accessories. What is also pleased with this type of arrangement is that it inspires a daily life where you have time to drink a cocktail from time to time. Like an invitation from the past to take time in the present!