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Another look of Anna's living room showcasing the hardwood flooring and the scattered recessed lights while the fireplace keeps the room warm.Trulia

While the entrance to the estate is full of refreshing greens, the entrance to Anna's living room is looks grand with the wide glass door and walls together with the flagstone ground.Trulia

The living room is a perfect bonding place for family and friends with a wide flat screen TV and a beautiful sofa set on top of an elegant rug.Trulia

The elegant living room boasts a candle light chandelier and a ceiling with beams along with a traditional fireplace.Trulia

Another living room inside the home featuring a wide flat screen TV on wall and a sofa set perfect for a quality time with family and guests.Trulia

Midcentury living room with brown sofa and balcony. Photo by Chris Snook - Search living room pictures

The large living room offers comfort and relaxation with its contemporary sofa set in front of a stylish fireplace.Trulia

The clear glass doors and windows let the sunlight through, that lightens the whole living room area.Trulia

Upon renovating, the living room transformed into a combination of modern and mid-century style with its hardwood flooring, shed ceiling and a nice sofa set with a rug.Trulia

The simple sofa set, hardwood flooring and classic furniture keeps the mid-century look of the historical mansion.Trulia

Midcentury living room with carpeted floor and pendant lights.Source: Zillow DigsTM

The interior stonework in Ellen Pompeo's residence is poured with concrete floors that add to the rustic feel of the 1957 built pad.Trulia

Ellen Pompeo's dwelling has floor-to-ceiling windows that lend the living space more than enough natural lighting perfect for resting and reading.Trulia

Source: Zillow Digs TM

Source: Zillow Digs TM

Source: Zillow Digs TM

Source: Zillow Digs TM

Designed by: Hughes Umbanhowar Architects

Designed by: Hughes Umbanhowar Architects

Authenticity, Or Presentability?

The most authentic mid-century living rooms are cluttered areas, with little natural light and all appliances and pieces of furniture oriented toward the television. Bookcases may line the walls; antique lamps may perch on slightly too-large end tables.

The authentic mid-century living room doesn’t have any free space to spare on its flat surfaces—everything is accounted for, whether with a picture frame, a rug, a runner cloth, or a lamp. This doesn’t necessarily make for compelling design options in the modern day, so much as a contest of recreating clutter where it doesn’t need to exist.

Capturing The Feeling Of The Era

The better route is to take elements of the mid-century living room—the close-in intimacy and big, comfortable seating—and unite them with more modern elements like flat empty spaces and throw rugs instead of carpet.

Taking the modern design elements which look good and hybridizing them with the best of the mid-century style ensures that your living room design will end up looking chic instead of like something you’d see at an estate sale.

Don’t Let More Modern Concerns Get In Your Way

The joy of the mid-century living room is that anything goes. If you’d prefer a large lazy boy style chair to a more modern yet less comfortable equivalent, go for it. Large ottomans will be right at home in the mid-century style living room, too—and that can’t be said for too many other living room designs.

The most important part of designing your mid-century living room is to optimize it for comfort. Though we’ve talked about many design features in this article, the mid-century living room was built for comfort, and that’s the spirit that you should use when it comes to deciding whether to include an older and less aesthetically pleasing element or its more modern counterpart.

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