Mid-Century Modern: Wallpapers and Fabrics for the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Come to the party! With all of the current interest in the modern lines and brilliant colours of the middle years of the 20th century, Historic Style has been searching for the best Mid-Century wallpaper and fabric designs that we can find: Clean patterns, bright colours, and designs reflecting the positive developments of the period. Technological developments such as television broadcasting and space travel added their inspiration for Mid-Century designs.
For the 1950's think satellite legs on furniture, and rounded oblongs that reflected the new television screens. Cowboy prints harked back to TV westerns, and fashion designs from Paris made their way onto fabrics. Even flamingos added tropical grace to wallpapers.
In the 1960's, the colours were brighter, from India-inspired palettes of hot colours like shocking pinks, rich purples, and bright oranges. The mood was tropical, popularized by Hawaii becoming the 50th state in 1959, and the resulting tourism in the early 1960's. Social change, and popular culture - like Grateful Dead posters - influenced wallpaper and fabric designs for up-to-date interiors.
So, if you are restoring a wonderful home from the period, or want to add some retro-modern energy to an apartment or loft, please look at our new Mid-century pages in our Traditional Home section. More selections will be added in the weeks ahead!
Please see the MENU at right to see the available wallpapers and fabrics.