When shopping eBay for specific decorating styles it’s always a good idea to know the key words to use for each era or style.
When shopping this time period for items for your home there are certain words that can be used to find the items you want.
Words to use in your searches:
MCM - Mid-century modern
Atomic - this was considered the atomic age, the race for the moon and everything having a fast smooth look
Retro - this word is pretty much self explanatory
Amoeba - there are ashtrays, glasses and dishes that have a type of amoeba looking design or shape, this word is used to describe this.
Funky - if you lived in the 60’s and 70’s your pretty used to this saying
Mod - used to describe things from the mid to late 60’s, remember Mod Squad
Kitschy - Also a term used for some of the more novelty type items from that time period, usually knickknacks and some kitchen items
After you pick the key descriptive word or words you want to use then it’s time to pick your color. The big colors this time period are: Aqua, Turquoise, Pink, Red, and Yellow. There are other colors that are used but none quite as popular as these 5.
And don’t think you have to have everything in every room match. I have tons of rooms in my house and although the kitchen, dining room and bathroom are all done in mid-century modern, the rest isn’t.
Check out my other guides for more decorating keyword searches.
I hope you have found this guide helpful. Thank you for taking the time to read it.