Guest Post: Mid-Century Wall Art

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Propped Pretties via Kennedy Style Tumblr

After our visit at the Maison & Objet interior fair in Paris last week, we realized it was a while ago since we had posted an article on interior trends and inspiration. And then Arcadian Home from LA proposed to do a guest blog. Good timing! Read it after the jump.

Hi all! I’m Jennifer and I write for Arcadian Home blog, a home decor inspiration site sharing fresh trends and looks for the home. I’ve been writing about home decor since graduating university and have loved it ever since. I’m addicted to patterned fabrics, Jonathan Adler, chaise lounges, old doors, milk glass jars, antiques, and chandeliers. At The Digitalistas, you get fashion, beauty, and lifestyle – who could ask for more? There’s all kinds of fun inspirations being shared here and I’m so excited to be contributing to this wonderful inspirational website.

Vintage is back and trending in 2014. Mid-century wall art and wall decor accessories boast vibrant colors and unique shapes from the Art Brut (translated as ‘raw art’), Folk Art, and Visionary Art movements. It was a time when artists were breaking all the rules of conventional art as they created art that represented people, places and things outside of official culture. The overall tone of these exceptional pieces is still popular in contemporary homes today.

Here are some retro examples of mid-century modern wall art.

Not all mid-century modern wall art has to be affixed to a wall – propped up on a window sill or wall-like table decor. These prints look great positioned around this 50s-style casual dining room furniture. (top image)

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2. An eclectic collection of prints hung in a variety of frames looks like organized stylish chaos when placed over a patterned wallpaper. The dome light fixture also sets a retro tone in the room.
Wall of prints via Love Of Interiors

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3. One of the best ways to jazz up a dull room is with a unique wall art display, like these mid-century plates in an intimate dinette.
Posh plates via Dream Green DIY

4.A thrifty home office with mid-century furniture looks stylish and “pulled together” with paintings, sketches and photographs that are from the same era.
Wonderous workspace via Elle Decor

5.Sepia along with black and white photos are uniformly hung in rows on the walls like actual wallpaper – the desk chair and loud sofa pattern scream 1950s.
Gorgeous gallery via Now and Then

6.Modern mid-century art is taking over home decor trends in master bedrooms as well as rooms for little ones, like this geometric wall decal in this shabby chic nursery.
Trendy tots via Katie Laughlin

7.The array of 50s-style prints share a common colour palette, making this wall art display a great way to outfit an entryway or hall.
Incredible indigo via The Style Files

8.Completely over-the-top but oh-so-sumptuous too, this retro living room with plush blue couches and framed blue and yellow prints is conversation-worthy! Navy blue is coming back in a big way, as well.
Blue genes via Mix And Chic

What do you think of these vintage trends? Leave us your thoughts below and stop by for more amazing home decor, mini pendant lights, and interior inspirations!

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