Do you like the interior design of your granny flat to be a mixture of old and new? Do you prefer design characteristics from last century but still like a hint of the modern? Then the mid-century style is the right type of interior design for your granny flat.
Mid-century style is a relatively recent interior design style, specifically spanning from the 1930s until the mid-to-late 1970s, taking off after World War II to meet the demand of modern homes.
When it comes to designing and decorating your granny flat in the mid-century style, there are unique features to consider. These features include but are not limited to:
- Bright colours
- Natural elements
- Minimal decoration
The colour palette of mid-century style interior design varies due to the long span of time the style covers. However this style was known for its use of bright colours more than monochrome. That being said, it is best not to overwhelm the granny flat with multiple bright colours. Generally primary colours (blue, yellow and red) work best for this style.
While mid-century style interior design isn’t minimalist, rather it favours functionality. Functionality can help keep a granny flat free of clutter, can save time on cleaning, and help enable an open floor plan. Examples of functionality in this style can include a sitting area in one corner of the living room, and furniture with simple clean lines. During the peak of mid-century style interior design, functional beauty increased due to furniture performing its function, but looking stylish at the same time through its design and colours.
Incorporating natural elements in a mid-century style designed granny flat can be easily achieved by choosing items made of natural materials. This can include furniture made of wood or metal, and cotton rugs for the floors.
Minimal decoration doesn’t mean minimalist, rather it means that due to the preference for functionality, decorations and ornaments within a mid-century style designed granny flat should be minimal. Decorations that could be defined as minimal for the mid-century style design include: lamps, small sculptures, textured rugs, plants, and decorative curtains.
So there you have it, now you know the key features to include when designing and decorating your granny flat to be a mixture of the old and the new, with a hint of the modern. If the mid-century style isn’t for you, then stay tuned for the next blog post on contemporary style interior design for your granny flat.