How to Nail the Mid Century Modern Look

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Mid Century Modern Design

Mid century modern is as on trend today as it was 70 years ago. From the 1930-1960’s, pioneering furniture designers such at Charles Eames and Hens Wegner revolutionised the furniture industry. They stripped back the unnecessary and homed in on the simplicity of good design.  Furniture pieces were filled with classicism and beauty and it’s this purity that has stood the test of time and filtered into modern life as we all seek to bring effortless style in our homes.

We all know mid century modern when we see it. Its design principals are a reoccurring feature in the trend led spaces of Instagram and Pinterest from leather armchairs to brass coffee tables. Distinctive clean lines, sophisticated curves and fuss free aesthetics are here to stay.

Leather Furniture

Haggerston leather sofa

Leather furniture is making a comeback. Leather is a durable and practical sofa covering; it is easy to clean and any marks and blemishes only add to the patina and characteristics of the leather. A well looked after leather sofa will last a lifetime and by sticking to a colour palette of tan tones and black and picking up on some of the classic mid century modern design elements, we can ensure your furniture has an authentic and timeless look that will never go out of style.

For the Tan Furniture Fan  

Kennington leather sofa and armchair

The Kennington collection in Hampton leather has a retro, modern design. The double rows of buttons on the fixed back and angled wooden legs makes this a great style choice in any room. Available as an armchair, 2 seater and 3 seater sofa, the compact design works well in small spaces as well as creating a conversational focal. To complete the look why not style as we have, pairing the Kennington with a simple side table and wire accessories. Keeping the rest of the décor light and airy will balance out the warmth of the leather and allow the furniture to really take centre stage.

Mix and Match Leather Furniture

Kennington armchair and Haggerston sofa

And finally, create a layered space with warmth and comfort by mixing leather furniture styles and shapes. This look has a curated feel, as though the furniture has been sources or inherited over time giving a “lived in” and laid back look. Here we have our Haggerston 3 seater sofa in Black leather palong side the Kennington armchair, perfect for chic city life and spot on for nailing mid century modern. This loft apartment is masculine and timeless paired here with a monochromatic rug and exposed white wash brick.


All of the sofas featured in this article are part of our Sofa Pronto collection. A stylish and in stock collection of sofas and chairs perfect for first time buyers or anyone looking for a speedy style update. For more styling tips and inspiration head over to our Pinterest account.

Katie Clarke