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Mid-Century Furniture the New Contemporary

What’s this mid-century trend you may ask? If you know the MAD MEN TV series then you kind of get the basic concept of what this style endeavors, for those who are not familiar with this style, mid- century furniture is an impeccable combination of contemporary/modern look with the exploitation of wood. Lately this has been a very popular trend because it detaches from the simplicity and limited color pallet of contemporary furniture, and preserves beautiful grained wood as part of its main structure/ façade.  When it comes to seating like a sofa or accent chair this style generally possess thin/ slightly curved wood frame that holds up the leather/fabric cushions. Personally my favorite quality of this trend has to be the slim angled feet  in walnut finish, yup that same finish that most homes here in El Paso with wood wall panels were equipped with back in the 70’s/ 80’s. Most people disfavored these wood panels, however, that same finish is the attribute that defines and conveys the magnetism of  mid-century furniture.

The advantage that this trend includes is that is resilient to most home environments. In other words, if your house is not one of the newest custom homes built contemporary/traditional by a builder, do not worry because you can use this style in older homes, apartment, loft or studio. Furthermore, this style of furniture compared to contemporary and traditional allows you to use a broader selection of home decorations. I don’t know but this “New Contemporary” is one of my favorites and I definitely hope more and more El Pasoans undertake this trend.


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1. Overfill your throw pillows.

There's something so luxurious about plush, overfilled throw pillows, which go a long way in transforming your bedroom from "everyday" to a bonafide retreat.

2. Add a hanging light fixture.

The boob lights have got to go. Replace them with a statement-making hanging light or a glamorous chandelier. No need to spend too much money — this West Elm Capiz Round Pendant light adds drama and romance for less than $150.

3. Rethink your nightstand.

If you're anything like us, your nightstand is a hodgepodge of essential items: Hand creams, charging cords, half-full glasses of water, quarter-finished novels. Hide some things away in a drawer; display small items in a beautiful tray.

4. Focus on the statement pieces.

A dark wood bed frame, a gorgeous gilded dresser, a velvet arm chair — each bedroom has its own centerpiece, but make sure it's the room's focus. Don't clutter the room, instead letting each piece stand on its own.

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5. Keep the floor empty.

Granted, this is more of an organization and cleanliness tip, but don't let that belie its importance: A cluttered bedroom never looks luxurious. That means no stacks of books and piles of extension cords, either.

6. Upgrade your hardware.

There's no reason to keep the default hardware that came with your dresser and nightstands (unless, of course, it's already visually stunning). There are many ways to personalize the look: crystal, gemstone, copper, and more.

7. Reorganize your vanity.

Just like your nightstand, a cluttered vanity can make your whole bedroom look messy. Now's a good time to buy some makeup organizers, like these inexpensive stackable acrylic chests from The Container Store.

8. Add greenery.

What form this takes is up to you: A large fern? Small potted plants on your dresser? No matter how, adding a few plants helps a room make the final leap to luxury.


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Recently consumers like myself have been exposed to several styles of furniture and home design like eclectic, industrial, mid-century, transitional, Tuscan, etc. Nonetheless, furniture/design trends that are easily recognized and mainly used by El Pasoans are traditional and contemporary. These trends can easily be distinguished from one another.

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