Mid Century Modern Wall Decor

Mid-Century Modern is an odd type of décor. This is the era that gave us thin, boxy couches, narrow rectangular utilitarian desks, and olive drab refrigerators and stoves – alternated with mustard yellow appliances. It’s an odd range of years, beginning with almost ultra-conservativism and ending with the wild abandon of the 1970s. Out of this mishmash of social behavior has come some truly incredible artworks. Abstracts in bright colors are certainly a part of the mid-century modern wall décor. “Mid-century” in this instance refers to the years between 1945 – shortly after World War II, to shortly after the 1970s. This includes the era in which “art” could be created by literally throwing paint at an oversized canvas. While some of those canvases were just accidental arrangements created with the thrown paint, others were more planned. One artist even incorporated his burned cigarette stubs in the picture. As you can see, it was an era that embraced everything from metal rain chimes to paisley bell bottoms. It was also an age when people were just starting to understand the supreme importance of preserving our natural world. Nature paintings, ocean scapes and more became popular to hang on your living room wall. It also became popular to incorporate natural items into artwork. Driftwood, for example, became a material frequently used to make lamps, centerpieces, and even practical items such as coat racks. Therefore, midcentury modern wall décor can embrace a wide range of materials and motifs. It can include reliefs, sculptures, oil and acrylic paintings, as well as water color. It almost seemed as if artists were vying with each other to create the most original art style possible. Failing that, they rivaled each other for new and unusual ways to produce their works of art. Joni, who painted holding a paintbrush in her teeth, for example, or Close who strapped a brush to his unresponsive hand to produce gigantic murals. Below are listed ten varied and interesting arts from the mid-century modern movement. As you can see, they are eclectic. But this means that no matter who you are, you are likely to be able to find the perfect piece for your wall.

The different sized squares in this wall décor have different shades of white to them with the
Geometric Décor

The different sized squares in this wall décor have different shades of white to them with the darker in a center line. Able to work as a horizontal or vertical standing décor these squares add texture to your wall. The light tones can work well against a light tone wall or bring expression to a darker modern tone.

This wall décor features three sailboats of classic builds and nature. The sails are all frames
Sailboat Décor

This wall décor features three sailboats of classic builds and nature. The sails are all frames edging to give you the choice if you want to leave them open and let your wall add to the décor or line them with fabrics to bring color to your modern room. The light tone works well with your lighter wall tone and light blues.

With the shapes of silverware, this décor can add a cooking feel to your kitchen. The darker metal
Silverware Wall Décor

With the shapes of silverware, this décor can add a cooking feel to your kitchen. The darker metal tone will work well with a light wall color as the backdrop or mounted on your cabinets themselves. The contrast will bring eyes to an area of the room adding to your décor or your fresh foods that are ready to eat.

These metal rings have a distressed look to them with a burnt tinge that will express handmade work
Rings Décor

These metal rings have a distressed look to them with a burnt tinge that will express handmade work and uniqueness. The different colors range from light silver to dark metallic tones allowing it to work with many styles. This piece can bring eyes to the part of your room where you want your décor to stand out.

This modern wall décor is very large and makes a wonderful wall centerpiece over a sofa or major
Large Industrial Wall Décor

This modern wall décor is very large and makes a wonderful wall centerpiece over a sofa or major piece of décor. It can create interest and make a conversation piece with its wooden circles on grey metal posts. This piece is great for a large white or light wood tone wall and it brings some light color to your dark tone décor.

The seven golden flowers work well on many kinds of walls, from a dark tone bringing in light or on
Metal Flowers Wall Décor

The seven golden flowers work well on many kinds of walls, from a dark tone bringing in light or on a light-toned wall. They can also bring a traditionally styled room to work with a modern styling with neutral colors. Flowers always have their own meaning as well as the meanings that people get from them. And that’s true with this piece.

These abstract metal rings can add flavor and appeal to your home. The iron body of warped rings
Rings

These abstract metal rings can add flavor and appeal to your home. The iron body of warped rings gives a workmen’s feeling to any room. With a dark tone body, this works well on any white wall or light wood tone. Great as a décor centerpiece, it will bring notice quickly to the area and will highlight the décor around.

This piece of wall décor adds a flavor to your room while bringing a modern feeling. The metal
Abstract Wall Décor

This piece of wall décor adds a flavor to your room while bringing a modern feeling. The metal backing can bring together a metallic look, especially when added to a light solid-color wall. The frames can be used open or you can put pictures within them, adding more of a personal feel to this multi-surface wall décor.

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Kele Wall Décor
Kele Wall Décor
This interesting decoration has been inspired by mid century antiques. The decoration features a
This interesting decoration has been inspired by mid century antiques. The decoration features a hidden disc with security hardware screw, which will allow you to hang the piece anywhere you want. The body of the decoration is made from iron.
This highly original and unconventional wall decor represents a school of fish. Beautifully made
This highly original and unconventional wall decor represents a school of fish. Beautifully made are colorful and robust at the same time. Modern design on a metal delights and makes every interior takes niezwykłgo character.
Geometric Wall Decal, Retro Wall Decal, Mid Century Modern Decor, Geometric Mid Century Modern Wall
Geometric Wall Decal, Retro Wall Decal, Mid Century Modern Decor, Geometric Mid Century Modern Wall Decor, Modern Nursery Decor, Retro Art
George Nelson Ball Clock
George Nelson Ball Clock
With these mid-century starbursts wall decal stickers you can get an original look to your
With these mid-century starbursts wall decal stickers you can get an original look to your household and a nice, warm look for your kids' room, making sure they enjoy the interior they spend time in.
Golden Starburst Wall Clock - something like this in dining room
Golden Starburst Wall Clock - something like this in dining room
Wooden flower clock, mid-century modern feel, Christina Diane
Wooden flower clock, mid-century modern feel, Christina Diane
not sure if we're mid-century modern people to the core, but these chairs mixed in a contemporary
not sure if we're mid-century modern people to the core, but these chairs mixed in a contemporary room (with a buddha, of course), would be that eclectic-chic style we love. so nummy.
This sensational, multicolor abstract, geometric decorative motif on scien is the perfect
This sensational, multicolor abstract, geometric decorative motif on scien is the perfect combination of beautiful workmanship and interesting styles. The whole makes the interior takes on unique character.
Decorative wall sculpture. This interesting piece has been made in abstract style inspired by the
Decorative wall sculpture. This interesting piece has been made in abstract style inspired by the Scandinavian style of the 50's and 60's. It portrays a large array of metal wire and various abstract wood shapes both painted and naturally stained.
Great tips for decorating your apartment! Glad I found this now so I can get ready for my place.
Great tips for decorating your apartment! Glad I found this now so I can get ready for my place.
Mid-century modern DIY wall sculpture "Boom" using spray painted skewers and styrofoam balls --
Mid-century modern DIY wall sculpture "Boom" using spray painted skewers and styrofoam balls -- this would be so much fun! Love the shiny gold and matte color ombre effect. Contrasting colors would be great, too (orange/blue!)
Atomic starburst stencil for you to use when clicking through on this picture. Add a spot of
Atomic starburst stencil for you to use when clicking through on this picture. Add a spot of mid-century style with a little paint!
Midcentury living room with navy sofa and sputnik chandelier.
Midcentury living room with navy sofa and sputnik chandelier.
Ideal for any contemporary styled interior - this modern shelf with the large, geometric shape will
Ideal for any contemporary styled interior - this modern shelf with the large, geometric shape will provide a both functional and original addition to your home. You can display the decorative items on it or use it to organize your books.
Kristen and Mike's Mid Century Update (On a Budget) House Tour | Apartment Therapy. African masks!
Kristen and Mike's Mid Century Update (On a Budget) House Tour | Apartment Therapy. African masks!
Nexxt by Linea.  This line has some really creative stuff for not much money.  Any apartment
Nexxt by Linea. This line has some really creative stuff for not much money. Any apartment dweller, stager, or remodeler can do this impactful, inexpensive walnut 40"X88" divider hanging from ceiling. Or just go direct on wall to customize or cover up
25 Original Mid-Century Modern Bookcases You’ll Like | DigsDigs
25 Original Mid-Century Modern Bookcases You’ll Like | DigsDigs
bedroom corner, love the hardwood floors in the bedroom, along with the furniture, its modern with
bedroom corner, love the hardwood floors in the bedroom, along with the furniture, its modern with the chair legs, like that living room table.
Mint, gold, bold prints with mid century modern accents. via The Animal Print Shop by Sharon
Mint, gold, bold prints with mid century modern accents. via The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose "Girl Nursery."
mid century modern decorating diy projects | DIY Customized Painted Wood Art » Curbly | DIY Design
mid century modern decorating diy projects | DIY Customized Painted Wood Art » Curbly | DIY Design Community
Some Cool Backyard Fences
Some Cool Backyard Fences
Gorgeous Master Bedroom - walls are Black Fox by Sherwin Williams
Gorgeous Master Bedroom - walls are Black Fox by Sherwin Williams
Reeve Mid-Century Coffee Table - Marble/Walnut (West Elm)
Reeve Mid-Century Coffee Table - Marble/Walnut (West Elm)