How to Give Your Home Mid-Century Modern Style

Posted on: March 23, 2013

Mid-century modern architecture is coming back to home designs all over the United States in a big way. Often characterized by large, glass windows and open floor plans, mid-century modern design originally emerged in the mid-90s with technologies and materials inspired by the World War II era. The trend brought homeowners a deeper connection to nature, encouraging them to go outside with expansive sliding, glass doors and more open setups.

Years later, mid-century homes have become popular once again as a way to give your home unique visual interest in a world where blocks of houses feature the same designs.


Characteristics of Mid-Century Modern Homes

How can you bring mid-century modern style to your Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Maryland home? It’s simple! Choose your favorites among the following characteristics that define mid-century modern architecture today:

  • Large, glass windows and sliding doors bring in added light from multiple angles
  • Simplistic design is common, featuring flat planes and clean, straight lines
  • Open layouts feature changes in elevation, such as steps or cabinets in varying heights, to provide direction and depth and often contain kitchen islands
  • Connections with nature are common with multiple outdoor views and doorways available
  • Natural wood tones offer long-lasting appeal and more of that natural look and feel and steel and glass accents are often mixed in
  • Design statements are made through stand-alone items serving as focal points amidst the simplistic design and neutral colors surrounding them


Our certified designers can assist you in bringing mid-century modern style to your home, while keeping your interior space efficient and as environmentally friendly as possible.

Implement Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Your Home Design

If you live in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Maryland, and are interested in bringing mid-century modern style to your home, we can help. Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center has been remodeling area homes since 1963, and we have experience updating interior spaces in all types of styles. Your kitchen and living room are especially good places to implement these designs, with plenty of opportunity for natural wood, expansive windows, and an open layout. To get started with your mid-century modern architecture project, contact us or visit us at your nearest showroom.

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