Top 10 Ways to Modernize Your Home


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Scavenging for Furniture
Salvaging a classic chair and reupholstering it in a modern fabric can be a great place to begin your design revolution.
Salvaging a classic chair and reupholstering it in a modern fabric can be a great place to begin your design revolution.
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Become a mid-century modern furniture hunter by heading to garage sales or the nearest antiques stores to scavenge for period furniture steals. Don't worry if the pieces aren't in tip top shape -- if the prices are right. You can always have a piece reupholstered with some new mid-century modern-style upholstery. There are tons of great resources online. And if you luck out and find a fab piece in great condition -- at a fair price, no less -- snatch it up, because you know it won't be there long. Just remember, if you want to incorporate mid-century modern design into your home's style, you have to start somewhere -- and a piece of furniture is a great place to begin. You can mix it in with your home's current pieces and simply add on from there.

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Sources

  • Coles, Stephen, "The Mid-Century Modernist." 2010. (Nov. 1, 2010) http://midcenturymodernist.com[end page 11]
  • Collectors Weekly, "Mid-Century modern Design." 2007-2010. (Nov. 1, 2010)http://www.collectorsweekly.com/mid-century-modern/overview
  • Collectors Weekly, "Mid-Century modern Clocks." 2007-2010. (Nov. 1, 2010)http://www.collectorsweekly.com/clocks/mid-century-modern
  • Collectors Weekly, "Mid-Century modern Lamps." 2007-2010. (Nov. 8, 2010)http://www.collectorsweekly.com/lamps/mid-century-modern
  • Eaton, John, "ModusModern." 2007-2010. (Nov. 5, 2010)http://www.modusmodern.com/
  • Modern Phoenix, "Dress it up! Flooring Options for Midcentury Modern Concrete Floors." 2003-2010. (Nov. 2, 2010) http://www.modernphoenix.net/concretecoverings.htm

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