One trend that seems to be hitting the interiors blogs at the moment is the use of designs and ideas from the 1940s and 1950s. The mid-century aesthetic is all about modernist designs, abstract prints and that sense of optimism that was so pervasive in the post-war era.

This cheerful living room goes straight to the heart of the matter with its unabashed lime green walls clashing spectacularly with the red geometric rugs. Other notable mid-century features include the cheery abstract artwork and the omnipresent sunburst clock.

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And this working area again plays with the mid-century ethos to great effect with warm, unusual colours present in the almost tribal-artwork, and there is a perfect mish-mash of textures from the gold lamp and precisely styled wooden shelving.

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But the mid-century ethos doesn’t necessarily have to be garish as shown by this wonderfully calming living space. This displays some finely-crafted scoop leather and rope chairs that use unconventional shapes popular in the 1950s, and the softly patterned geometric shapes on the rug give a pleasing contrast to the peaceful neutral shades of the room.

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This kitchen uses more of the design classics of this era to great effect. Chrome was everywhere in the mid-century aesthetic, as it mirrored the sense of optimistic futurism found in the space race and it lends itself to modernist designs. And the roller doors harken back to the glory days of the all American diner.

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And if you ever doubted that mid-century chic lacked a certain elegance, then check out this highly classy living room that uses the clean wooden lines along with the modern, metallic designs to provide a sense of luxurious modernism.

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