Mid-century modern decor first arose in the late 1940s, right after World War II. Its modern visuals, sleek lines, vibrant colors, and nods to everything space-age was more than just a new design style—it was hope for the future represented through home decor. Much of the world had just gone through the challenges of war, and was yearning for something fresh and encouraging. In its own way, mid-century decor answered that call.
While interior design certainly won’t save the world, it can make us feel more joyful. Little acts of bettering our homes have proven to be a healing salve throughout these tough times, and decorating does its part to help us feel like we’re in control of our own little universes.