The walls are the stars in this chic sitting room: one with board and batten paneling in cool white, one rustic stone and one made mostly of windows. The simple, neutral furniture lets the textures shine.
Divided into two different zones, the relaxed den was designed for playing games, watching TV, working out, or just lounging while enjoying wonderful views of the home’s backyard and waterfront location.
Give your version of midcentury style a more personal look by letting your home’s geographic location influence the design. For this house in Austin, Texas, for example, designer Christen Ales, chose colors and motifs that nod to the southwestern site—and yet still have a midcentury look. “The décor mixes fun bohemian patterns and textures, like this wallpaper from Cavern Home, with modern and more traditional Mexican style furniture silhouettes for a clean, but eclectic look,” she says.
Midcentury Modern Sitting Area With White Furniture
The clean white design of this reading nook creates a calm place to sit and relax. A graphic rug breaks up the stark coloring. A retro-inspired chair with a matching ottoman is decorated with a Fornasetti pillow, and a panel of abstract art adds yellow to the design for a pop of bright color.
The seating area by the den’s windows includes a blue ash tufted sofa with round tapering legs flanked by two comfy Caribbean blue arm chairs with tufted side cushions. Guests can rest drinks on the round modern coffee tables that have a black metal cage base and a white lacquered top.
Barcelona Chair and Lucite Footstool in Traditional Room
Mid-century meets modern with this brown leather and metal Barcelona chair and lucite footstool. A traditional neutral rug lies beneath while a console table along the back wall mixes more mid-century touches among a traditional lamp, pair of candles and circular mirror.
Blue and Brown Midcentury Sitting Room With Red Chairs
Sometimes a smaller space can be exactly the right size to experiment with bold patterns and colors. In this sitting room, textured neutral wallpaper is a good jumping off place for the rich blue patterns and red chairs.
Window Sitting Space With Upholstered Midcentury Modern Chair and Matching Ottoman and Dark Hardwood Floor
The light neutral fabric on this midcentury modern chair and matching ottoman features a soft texture. The accordion curtain drawn back from the window matches the light tan shade creating a lovely contrast with the dark flooring. A plaid pillow brings color to the chair while a simple side table finishes the set up.
Midcentury Modern Sitting Room With Stone Fireplace
A rustic stone fireplace can't compete with the retro style in this sitting room. Graphic wallpaper and a starburst clock surround the fireplace, while midcentury modern chairs and a round coffee table form a small fireside seating area.
Midcentury Modern Formal Sitting Room with White Sofa and Live Edge Wood Art Piece
This elegant, white sofa is the focal point in the formal sitting room that overlooks the patio. The live edge wood art piece helps to make the teal walls pop while bringing a piece of the outdoors into this design. The white fabric of the sofa reflects the light from the large window to the right, making the space feel warm and bright, while the yellow flowers add a pop.