5 Mid-Century Modern Design Ideas

Mid-Century Modern Wood finishings

The Mid-Century Modern trend is climbing high on every design list. People love the emphasis on function and form. The style is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. You can also switch this design from bright and fun, to dark and sleek. With a Mid-Century Modern design, everyone can get what they want. While you’re looking to reinvigorate your space, here are 5 Mid-Century Modern designs we recommend. 


Wood Furnishings


Mid-Century Modern Wood finishings


No Mid-Century Modern home is complete without some wood furnishings. Not everything needs to be wood, but maybe a clean-lined coffee table, picture frames and wooden blinds. This style is all about embracing the natural feel, so wood is essential. 


Texture Blend


Mid-Century Modern texture mixture


This trend really taps into your creativity. Mix and match textures of your decor and furniture to create a visually appealing space. If you look at the picture above, you’ll see the leather couch, mixed with wood, and crown molding. Have a color palette in mind when picking out your decor to keep your design from overwhelming.


Pop of Pattern 


pop of pattern


Add interest to any room with a nice color scheme and blend of pattern! Think oversized floral print on a custom bedding piece or a feature wallpaper design. This creates fun and adds a pinch of uniqueness. 


Touches of Retro Fabrics and Accessories


Mid-Century Modern kitchen


Mid-Century modern takes the modern in one hand and cherishes the retro and vintage in the other. You can achieve this by adding a retro lamp shade, maybe some 1920’s pillows on your couch or a groovy custom curtain pattern. The trick is not going overboard. You want to take pieces of grandma’s house, you don’t want to live there. 


Storage System


open storage in kitchen


Mid-Century designs are created with practicality and functionality in mind. You’ll see this with open shelving, cabinet and drawer designs. It’s easy to access and shows off your beautiful and quirky dinnerware. 


These are just a few designs we recommend to achieve your Mid-Century Modern look. If you need help with those unique touches to round out your design, ABC Blind & Drapery is here for you let’s get designing and customizing!


Benefits of Solar Screens

Solar Screens

Solar screens may not be the first thing you think of when figuring out what to do with your home, but they might be after you read this. Studies show solar screens, both indoor and outdoor, are the most cost-effective way of controlling heat entering through your windows. For sun-facing windows, large windowed homes, and homes with many windows, solar screens are a lifesaver for you.


Besides controlling heat, they also alleviate stress on your air conditioner and require less maintenance. Solar screens do this by blocking out UV rays that transmit heat through your windows. Need we say more? 


Here are all the benefits from ABC’s exterior and interior solar screens:


  • Have up to 10% UV blockage
  • Saves up to 35% on air conditioning consumption
  • Reduces household temperatures by 10 to 15 degrees
  • Flame and fade resistant
  • Easy to remove for cleaning
  • Protects against fading of your drapes, rugs, and carpets
  • Custom-fit for your windows
  • Add enhanced value to your home
  • Feels 15% cooler in your home
  • Custom colors to match the exterior or interior of your home
  • Reduces glare in rooms with reflective services i.e. TVs & picture frames
  • Ability to motorize your shades instead of manual


Give your home or business a sleek and modern look while saving money by lowering your energy bills. Ready to feel cool before the heatwave? Let’s get started!