A post-war architectural design movement, mid-century modern was popular from the mid-1940s to the mid-1960s. The timeless quality of this style continues to appeal to today’s homeowners.


Mid-century modern style

Designed to embrace the outdoors, homes in this style are generally one-story, open concept living with lots of windows. Typically, mid-century modern designs have clean lines, gentle organic curves, and feature a variety of materials.


Distinguishing features of mid-century modern style

Generally, you will see these features in mid-century modern homes:

  • Emphasis on functionality 
  • Uncluttered and sleek lines with both organic and geometric forms
  • Minimal embellishment
  • A mix of traditional and non-traditional materials and sometimes contrasting elements


Mid-century modern style homes

Lately, there has been a resurgence of interest in mid-century modern-style homes in Australia. Many homeowners, including those close to home in Geelong, are choosing to restore the original mid-century properties to preserve uniqueness. Moreover, new home building designs are being inspired by the mid-century style. Just look at local homebuilders, VAND Builders, and designers Holman Designs who love to incorporate the mid-century style.


With floor-to-ceiling windows, flat or raked rooflines, and an open concept flow for interiors, it’s no wonder Australians have embraced mid-century homes.


Incorporating mid-century modern style into your Victorian home

A great way to start to incorporate the mid-century modern style into your home is to add furniture pieces from the timeframe. The cleanliness of mid-century furniture makes it easy to blend with other styles. 


Mid-century design elements

If you are ready to restore or renovate your mid-century home or want to emulate the mid-century style in a new home, there are some key design elements you can try:


1/ Incorporate natural materials in the interior

Exposed beams and wood-panelled walls are one such way to incorporate mid-century design elements. In addition to these, you could also implement concrete or stone features with clean lines and organic curves. Adding any of these elements will help to transform your indoor space.


2/ Bring the outdoors inside

Create an interior courtyard, vertical wall gardens, or add plants to bring the outdoors inside. Alternatively, landscape your garden and bust out some walls adding windows or sliding doors to enjoy your beautiful new landscaped garden space.


3/ Blend your outdoor space with the interior

Add a pergola to extend your roofline or even a feature wall. In addition to these, you could also install a water feature that draws your eyes from the inside out.


Mid-century modern modifications

With highly specialised tradespeople and project managers on our books, MMD Maintenance can restore or refurbish your home. We can take care of landscaping, carpentry, or electrical work, turning your home back into a mid-century marvel.


Request a quote or contact us to find out why we are considered one of the best renovation experts in Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula.

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