The mid-century modern living room is the perfect living room for those who seek a sophisticated modern look. The designs from this period introduces a blend of modernity, which may feel soulless if overdone, and transitional, which may come off as too old school. Whether it be coffee tables, sofas, or lamps, pieces from the 50s and 60s were characterized by clean lines, saturated colors, and finished wood construction. For decor, make use of rugs and pillows with abstract geometric patterns or solid colors - no chevrons or stripes. The mid-century living room is the perfect design if you want to achieve an open, fresh-looking environment.