How to Create a Mid-Century Modern Design in 2020

Mid-Century Modern design has been a trend for the past decade. Get the full scoop on this well-known style and how to integrate Mid-Century Modern into your home with these easy and straightforward tips for 2020!

What is Mid-Century Modern Interior Design?

Mid-Century Modern style combines elements like natural woods, striking colors, and somewhat eccentric lighting designs. MCM interiors are comfy and inspire lounging, relaxation, and conversation. This design style often includes graphic patterns with geometric and organic designs: diamonds, circles, squares, starbursts, triangles, and more.

In 2020, MCM pieces and elements are made use of as accents in the space. By adding splashes of color and mixing in patterns and textures, this will give the space a more eclectic feel. Try these three easy ways to Mid-Century Modern to your space.

Lighting that makes a Statement

Swapping out a light fixture is a way to instantly bring MCM into your space. This bold statement piece can take on the role as the focal point, allowing for a foundation to build form. The pendant light by Hudson Valley Lighting – Glendale is ideal for giving the space MCM vibes. Our Glendale pendant revives the innovative spirit of the launch of the Sputnik in the ’50s by suspending the signature starburst within a crisp, black, textured iron cube to create a play of stunning effects. The capsule shape of the tungsten filament bulbs offers smooth respite from the striking linear motifs. Extending the starbursts sleek metal rays to anchor points in the cubes inner corners allows the chandelier to float within a darkly outlined space.

Back up Your Design

One of the most budget-friendly options to achieve the MCM style is to add a geometric backplate to cabinets and door hardware. Try adding the backplates in the bathroom to try this style before using them in larger spaces like the kitchen. Try choosing from different metal finishes to coordinate with the other items in your home. Our Emtek – Sandcast Bronze Square Back Plate creates clean lines and gives that mid-century modern flare.

Conversation Starter


Spark up a conversation with color and shapes! Blue has become one of the trendiest colors utilized in the MCM style. Wow – Blanc Et Bleu Leaf Wall Decor packs a punch with its brightly colored blue starburst design. It is great for an accent wall because of the beautiful colors and geometric pattern that is synonymous in MCM design.  If you are looking to add a little sparkle to a space, then this is it!