Create a Mid-Century Modern Design Home That’s Family Friendly

Classic on the Green demonstrates how the Mid-Century Modern style is versatile enough that it can be mixed with traditional elements.
Classic on the Green demonstrates how the Mid-Century Modern style is versatile enough that it can be mixed with traditional elements.

Like its name suggests, Mid-Century Modern is a style that originated in that particular part of the 20th Century, which started at around 1933 and lasted until around 1965. Even though it is modern through and through, it is nonetheless versatile enough that it can be mixed with traditional elements until it meets with the homeowner’s approval, as seen in Classic on the Green.

Here are some suggestions that can be used in mid-century homes with a family-friendly atmosphere:

  • The palette for Classic on the Green has been chosen to create a peaceful impression. Neutral colors such as brown, gray, and yellow dominate the whole of the interior.
  • With that said, the neutral color scheme makes it easier to highlight details that deserve the attention using more stand-out colors. For example, the entries and the pilasters that flank them are marked out using a simple but nonetheless noticeable white.
  • Sharp corners should be minimized. From a practical point of view, this makes it much harder for people to hurt themselves by running into the corners. Similarly, rounded corners contribute to a friendlier and less formal atmosphere that is better-suited to families.
  • Whatever their colors, their patterns, and their materials, rugs can be used to set aside spaces for specific purposes. This can be seen in Classic on the Green, where a rug has been used to bring an assortment of seating together before the fireplace. Its inherent warmth makes it an excellent complement to the fireplace, resulting in a picture-perfect scene of domesticity.
  • Kids tend to prefer something a bit more out there, which is why their playroom in Classic on the Green has beanbag chairs and green-and-yellow striped wallpaper.

Please contact us at Gelotte Hommas Architecture if you are interested in getting some professional assistance with designing mid-century homes.

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