Clean lines, industrial materials and 1950s chic have resurged as attractive trends for prospective homebuyers. The mid-century modern style of design developed between 1933 and 1965 to marry form and function. Recently, the style has gained traction and even exhibited its distinctive features on programs including “Mad Men” and “The Daily Show.”


“Simple, aesthetic changes to paint, furniture and decor can reframe previously plain living spaces into trendy centerpieces, and these small updates can really appeal to prospective homebuyers,” said Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® President Kacy Bell.


Homeowners can follow this tip to revitalize their homes to add a mid-century touch:


• Add unmistakably distinctive accents and lighting. Mid-century decor thrives when unexpected elements are thrown into the mix. Strikingly curvy table lamps add intrigue to low-sitting living rooms while a helix chandelier can evoke whimsy. Graphic wall hangings, a sweeping vase or blown glass accents can create further pop. Fortunately, careful shoppers can often find these types of pieces at sharp discounts by exploring thrift shops, flea markets and online stores.