Mid-century modern style is having a moment. Combining classic good looks with modern sensibilities, it adds a touch of elegant style to any room. Developed between 1945 and 1975, the trend quickly gathered legions of fans thanks to its clean lines and geometric designs. After experiencing a resurgence of interest in the 1990s, it’s been an almost constant presence in the homes of millions of Americans ever since. But as apartmenttherapy.com points out, the price point of the pieces can sometimes be a little less attractive than the furniture itself. But worry not – if you’re desperate to get your hands on some mid-century modern furniture without blowing a hole in your budget in the process, there are ways and means to do just that. Look hard enough, and you’ll find there’s both bargains and beauties to be had. To help out, we’ve rounded up some of the best places to find mid-century modern living room furniture today.
Amazon is more than just a place to stock up on stocking fillers and gadgets. Over the last couple of years, its furniture department has grown exponentially. It’s now one of the best places to find some budget-friendly, stylish pieces of home furnishing online. As well as offering a great selection of classic mid-century modern furniture, it’s also managed to put a spin on things with its equally attractive Rivet Collection – a selection of pieces that marry the sensibilities of traditional mid-century with the unique features of industrial modern design to give a very up-to-date interpretation on a classic.
Apt 2B is for anyone who likes their furniture and décor to come with a healthy helping of quirk. From cute lampshades to cozy love seats, you’ll find no shortage of things to spend your money on… and with most products coming with a very reasonable price (to say nothing of the huge selection of discounted sale pieces on offer) you might be able to fit a little more into your shopping cart than you thought.
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If you’re on a budget, don’t miss checking out All-Modern. Its usual prices are decent enough, but be sure to check for any seasonal discounts that regularly come up. The range of options is vast, with most pieces coming in an equally wide variety of color options and fabrics. Although the site is huge, it’s easy enough to navigate – simply select ‘Mid Century’ under the style options then continue to filter by living space and product type.
Huffpost.com counts World Market as one of the best places to find mid-century modern living room furniture. It’s not hard to see why. Their huge online assortment of goods spans every decade, every style, and every piece of furniture (not to mention a whole lot more) imaginable. The site is easy to navigate and lets you filter down by style (in this case, look for ‘mid-century furniture’), product type and price. As customers can leave feedback about both the goods and the service received, you can find out what real people think of the real furniture being delivered, as opposed to having to rely on marketing spiel and dolled-up pictures. The selection is vast, and you should be able to find quite a few bargains in the mix if you keep your eyes peeled.
If you want bargains, you won’t be disappointed with Wayfair’s vast selection of very reasonably priced furniture. Check out the Foundstone Collection for a great range of mid-century pieces. Free shipping is offered as standard, and the site is a breeze to navigate.
Surprisingly enough, Target is a great place to pick up some mid-century furniture. Its Project 62 line is packed with goodies, from lightening to tables, sofas to bedding. It’s also superbly cheap – and let’s face it, who doesn’t love a bargain?
YLighting’s baby sister, YLiving, has grown into a class act. Offering over 100 furniture brands and over 6000 furniture and decor products, it’s the kind of place you’re always guaranteed to find at least a couple of must-have pieces to fall in love with. Almost every type of product you can imagine is available, while the average price point is likely to please even the most budget-conscious of shoppers.
If you fancy jazzing up your living room with a bit of retro elegance, do as The Spruce recommends and check out the selection of mid-century sofas at West Elm. Bargain hunters should find a good selection in the sub $1000 price range, while those willing to open their wallets will find plenty of little beauties to splash their cash on in the $2000-3000 price range. Regardless of price, all options come in a variety of fabrics and colors, while the range covers everything from sofas and loveseats to sectionals.
Since launching in 2011, Rove Concepts has enjoyed outstanding success with its very particular take on mid-century modern. Whether its Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop or House and Home, it seems everyone’s raving about their exceptionally sophisticated, remarkably well-crafted pieces. Prices are a little on the high side (even if totally commensurate to the quality), but bargain-seekers will be pleased to note the website offers a good selection of sale pieces that typically come with discounts of up to 30% on the standard price.
If you’ve got the cash, Horchow is an excellent place to find some mid-century modern pieces. Stylish, expertly crafted, and with the kind of quality that turns furniture into heirlooms, their pieces are for serious connoisseurs… and serious spenders. If you had cash in your account when you started browsing, don’t expect much left by the time you’ve finished. On the plus side, your house will look divine.
Kardiel manages that rare feat: keeping costs low and quality high. Their fabulous range of mid-century furniture is hard not to fall in love with, while the superb price point of their pieces leaves little to be desired.