Mid-Century Modern Home Moodboard

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Whilst I'm sat here writing this post, I have pinterest boards flowing out of my ears, an incredibly messy living space and a whole load of paint samples. That can only mean one thing - home renovation! It feels like a once in a lifetime opportunity and has certainly taught me how to be patient. My budget for furniture is currently really small, meaning that a lot of my purchases at the moment come from charity shops. With that in mind, I've been really trying to utilise Pinterest to plan the types of furniture I might want to buy, as I think thrift shopping generally needs a lot more forward planning and imagination to pick up the right bits and pieces. Since using pinterest, my searches have become much more focused and I've picked up some wonderful treats, the most memorable being a pair of Marcel Breuer style cane bar stools, at £20 for a pair they felt like an absolute steal. It's tough work, and feels like a task not to pick up everything simply because it's a bargain, hence the need for forward planning. 

With this in mind, I wanted to share some of my current home inspiration photos and pieces of furniture.  

To try and piece the photos from my pinterest together, these are some of the specific items I'm on the hunt/have hunted for: 

Solid Wood Flooring* - I always alternate between being a fan of wood/laminate and carpet, but there's just something really inviting about having a solid wood floor. At the minute I'm swaying towards solid wood flooring as it just seems much more 'futureproof', whereas carpets/laminate tend to wear thin and need to be replaced, wood floors can be sanded to bring them back to life and a new rug can make a whole load of difference.

Marcel Breuer Cesca-Style Chairs - As I mentioned earlier, I found some of these beauties in the charity shop recently and I'm so pleased with how they fit with the mid-century modern 'style'. Mine are bar stools, meaning that they're the perfect height for my breakfast bar but can also be used as extra seating if/when I have guests! 

Monstera Deliciosa - I think this point holds for pretty much any indoor plant, but I chose the beloved cheese plant as it's so easy and low-maintenance to look after (even I'm managing it!). Plants really do make my house feel like home, it won't be long till I have to put myself on a plant spending ban but I really enjoy having something pretty to look at, and the satisfaction when you notice new leaves is SO satisfying! 

Chesterfield Sofa - For purposes of this post I chose this sofa from Argos as I think it's stunning, but I would absolutely love to find a Chesterfield Sofa secondhand in a charity shop, on eBay or Facebook Marketplace. There are so many vintage ones floating around, and I love the character that comes with them. That said, the Argos one looks like a great buy at a reasonable price if you did want to purchase new!

Scandic Oak Wide Unit/Sideboard - Sideboards like these are all over Facebook Marketplace and I can't wait till I eventually find the perfect one for my lounge! These guys offer so much storage space (which is in seriously short supply at the minute) and they really help to organize (note: hide) my clutter. 

Table Lamp - This lamp is called the 'Alfred' lamp from Debenhams, and it's currently in the sale sitting at just over £50! I personally think this is a real stunner of a lamp and would really complement the room. I anticipate the transparent shade bringing a lot more light into the room than a standard lampshade would. 

'Be a Little Kinder' Poster - Where would my moodboards be without some gorgeous prints? I absolutely love Desenio for their high quality, stunning prints and this is one of the newer ones that they've bought out. It's 'simple yet effective' and it's lovely daily reminder to start your day with gratitude and kindness. 

Artificial Succulents/Plants - I think everybody owns a set of these plants, don't they?! The good old IKEA Fejka artificial succulents, they're great for those who want the appearance of plants but without having to look after them! These are also great for rooms where plants don't grow naturally and for dark spots that don't get much light. 


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