Modern inspired projects are incredibly popular right now and mid-century modern has been the look that many crafters and DIY aficionados are striving to achieve and reimagine through the use of modern technology and crafting techniques.
We’ve compiled a list of the top DIY inspired modern furniture that you can either buy as is or recreate through your own DIY skills.
Peel and Stick Wood Headboard
Peel and stick wood is a great way to add a reclaimed wood look to any smooth wooden or particle board surface. A faux reclaimed wood headboard can refresh the look of your bed and your bedroom as a whole. You can compliment the bed headboard with a similarly finished bedside table or dresser. Contrast this wood finish with simple pastel colors and white furnishings.
Give it Three Legs
Go Modern! Nothing says modern like giving something three legs. This might sound crazy but if you are going for a midcentury modern look you can instantly infuse your living space with that retro feel by adding a three-legged coffee table, a three-legged stool or even three-legged trinket dishes to hold your keys or loose change. Ideally, the legs should be timber and capped with gold colored feet with felt on the bottom, but you can achieve the same effect with gold paint.
Industrial Pipe Bookshelves
Add a touch of industrial modernism by building a bookshelf from timber and industrial pipes, and painting the whole thing black to create a stylish and unique storage solution. These shelves are perfect for books, ornaments or plants and can be placed in a hallway to enhance your entryway, in a study to add a practical modern touch or in the lounge to create a distinctly creative and retro feel.
Pastel Plant Pot Pedestals
Try saying that 10 times fast. These delightfully modern, painted and rounded planters sit atop small wooden pedestals that are super simple to make and are a great DIY accent in your modern lounge room. Even if you don’t feel comfortable building one of the more complex stool pedestals you can simply wood stain and varnish a timber disk to sit under your pots. When painting your pots stick to light, pastel colors that will contrast beautifully with the dark stained timber and deep green of succulents or cacti.
A thin bench seat screams mid-century modern, particularly if it’s covered with minimal patterns or solid white fabric. You can pick up old bench seat that needs a little TLC from thrift shops and then it’s up to you to revitalize and recover it. You will need a nail gun, furnishing fabric and adhesive as a bare minimum.
Redecorating your home using modern furniture, furnishings and design principals can totally transform your living space without compromising practically and comfort. Even if you are not the crafty type and don’t fancy the idea of hammering, staining and painting then there are plenty of these modernist styles that are available to purchase. These items replicate that distinctive DIY flair of the simplistic and clean modernist look.