Another Reason to Own a Mid-Century Home
Not too long ago Pam over at Retro Renovation gave plenty of reasons to own a mid-century home. They are all very true and very good reasons to live in a mid-century neighborhood. All of them apply to my own experience, but there was one reason that I bought a mid-century house wasn’t included in the list: With a mid-century home you always know what’s in fashion.
Whenever you self select into an era, fashion or design that has passed, you self select out of everything else. Which, for me, makes everything much easier. There are no new options coming out (unless you go truly mid-century modern) and there's plenty of reference material to research what things should look like in a mid-century home. It lets me have a cohesive look with much less effort.
For example, if I want to buy a new sofa, my options instantly shrink from millions of potential sofas to thousands of sofas that were made in the 1950s or look like they were made in the 1950s. For me, that’s a good thing. It’s a real paradox of choice situation. Having a mid-century home lets me focus and find the sofa (or whatever) that’s perfect for both me and the look of house.
Sure, sometimes that means not being able to buy the exact option you want, either because it’s no longer manufactured or because its so rare that it’s out of your price range. But you can usually find a decent substitute or reproduction, or if you’re really patient, wait till you find it at the right price.
Of course, this reason is based on the assumption that you want the interior of your home to be appropriate to the house itself, but I think for a lot of people, that’s the case.