Midcentury modern is a retro interior design trend that is being used more often these days. The theme was popular in homes built from 1945 through the 1980s, and featured a streamlined look that incorporates elements from nature. This interior design scheme has a focus on functionality in its decorative components. Here are four tips for incorporating a midcentury modern theme into your outdoor seating space:
Midcentury furniture often has modern shapes that are designed to promote comfort. Additionally, many seating styles following this theme have a rectangular shape like, RST Brands' Sol Sling 4-Piece Set. It comes with two wide textilene mesh chairs, which provide a comfortable seat for all users. The fabrication is specifically manufactured to prevent mildew from forming, so go ahead and place it near your pool area. The set also comes with a bench seat and a coffee table. The Sol Sling line is available in three colors: lime green, melon orange and mist blue.
Sol Sling also has a collection of lounge chairs that are perfect to set near your hot tub. The Sol Sling chaise lounge set comes complete with two adjustable chairs that offer four laying and sitting positions. The third piece is a small table, which is perfect to lay your poolside drinks on. Bonus: Any splashes from your chlorinated pool won't damage the look of the chairs.
For a contemporary twist on your midcentury outdoor living space, incorporate some lively colors. Sol Sling's seating set is one place to start, but don't stop there. You can pick up some printed throw pillows in hues that complement your outdoor furniture.
Your lighting choices are a great place to incorporate midcentury design. Like the furniture, these pieces often have unique shapes and colors, however, there are a few underlying themes present in most of the fixtures. Natural hues like brown and tan are widely used in midcentury interior and exterior decor, as well as lightly treated wood finishes.
For another natural element, pick up a variety of plants to place around your outdoor living space. Opt for wooden containers instead of porcelain or terra cotta styles. For a layered effect, choose plants of varying heights (like cacti and citrus trees) to place around your patio bistro set. Also, consider installing hanging patio planters for a multidimensional look.