Wallpaper Wednesday: Mid Century Modern from Wallpaperdirect

I’m a big fan of the mid century modern look for walls. I think it works really well in all kinds of homes and is an easy one to mix with other styles. I don’t think I’d want to do up my whole home, or even a whole room in a mid century design, but elements of it really appeal to my love of quirky prints. Take Orla Keily prints for example, pop a few patterned pieces into a contemporary or a more traditionally styled room, and they look just at home, as if you’d put them into a full mid century modern scheme.

Wallpaper is another way to add this mid century modern feel to your interior design, and there are some amazing designers and ranges out there to choose from.

Some of my favourites have to be Mini Moderns, who bring a fresh modern twist to retro designs.

mid century modern wallpaperDarjeeling in Mustard

Backgammon in OrangeBackgammon in Orange

For anyone who loves the retro design and wants to add a little playfulness into their interiors, wallpaper like this is definitely the way to go. If you still love adding a feature wall (I know there are those of you who have moved on from this look), these bold prints lend themselves beautifully to this layout. All Mini Moderns wallpapers are available at wallpaperdirect for £50 per roll.

Another stunning range, new to the market this month, that I reported on a few weeks ago, is the Layla Faye collection. Also channeling the mid century modern look to perfection, these prints have a fresher, more delicate vibe, marrying the pretty with the bold.

Tall Flower Golden Haze

Tall Flower in Golden Haze

Flower SwirlFlower Swirl

Whistle dots

Whistle Dots in Slate Grey

Whilst the Layla Faye designs are bold, there’s something quite subtle and calming about the prints too. I wouldn’t feel overwhelmed with all walls covered in these prints, and they would bring a freshness to the room, offering a great backdrop for either modern or mid century furniture. All Layla Faye wallpapers are available exclusively via wallpaperdirect and retail for £48.50 per roll. If you’ve not used wallpaperdirect before, I highly recommend giving them a go. With the ability to order samples of your favourite designs, you can’t go wrong.

Collaborative Post || All Images via Wallpaperdirect and Layla Faye.

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

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  1. Anne
    February 25, 2015 / 1:28 pm

    Takes me right back to my childhood! I’m pretty sure we had something very similar to the Flower Swirl paper. My absolute favourite is the last picture but i’m not sure if it’s the wallpaper or the sideboard, I’m coveting an old sideboard at the moment.

  2. Lorraine
    February 25, 2015 / 9:10 pm

    Definitely getting a mid century design for the kitchen wall, love the Darjeeling, it comes in a gorgeous turquoise.

    • Jen Stanbrook
      February 26, 2015 / 11:51 am

      There are some lovely colour options aren’t there?

  3. Marcel
    March 3, 2015 / 1:55 pm

    Thank god for Wallpaper Wednesdays. I’m looking for some inspiration for one of my rental properties and this blog gives it in spades! 🙂

    • Jen Stanbrook
      March 3, 2015 / 2:08 pm

      Haha, thanks so much Marcel!

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