I admit it: I LOVE midcentury-inspired design!
I've been reading lately in magazines that other designers are "over" it, but I'm definitely not. I think midcentury elements are timeless!
I'm an avowed clutter-hater and always believe that less is more. Midcentury furniture design is all about clean lines and geometric minimalism. No overwrought carving or fanciful curliques: midcentury design is just clean and simple.
I also hate wood - weird, I know. I don't like the rustic look for my own home, and I'm dying to paint over our wood floors. The only wood I DO like is walnut - which is always prevalent in midcentury design!
A bar cart is definitely another great thing to add if you love midcentury elements in your home. You used to only be able to find them at vintage shops and thrift stores, but now they're sold pretty much everywhere! I still get my vintage decanters at estate sales, you can get them for a really amazing price!
Jonathan Adler has really great midcentury-inspired lighting that isn't crazy-expensive.
West Elm is another great place to shop for affordable midcentury inspired furniture and accessories.