If you dream of the décor found in “Mad Men,” then you’re dreaming of mid-century modern furniture. This furniture concept refers loosely to mid-20th century design, but most often to the look of the 1940s and 1950s. The retro yet classic aesthetic of mid-century modern furniture is becoming increasingly popular for any contemporary home, office, or clubhouse atmosphere. Don’t just take our word for it — check out the latest home design magazines! This mid-century modern furniture design movement has swept the world by storm (again) as it combines the best classic looks of the ’40s and ’50s with high-tech upgrades like Bluetooth connectivity.
Vintage mid-century modern furniture can run into the tens of thousands of dollars, but re-creations of this design can sell for a fraction of that cost. We spent hours researching and comparing notes to prepare our list of the best mid-century modern furniture so that you don’t have to. Our list includes budget options as well as upgrades to accommodate a wide range of buyer preferences. Check out our favorite sofas, tables, chairs, and more in our buying guide below.
The Best Mid-Century Modern Furniture
Amazon Brand – Rivet Aiden Tufted Mid-Century Modern Leather Bench Seat Sofa
Choosing this sofa was a no-brainer. We’re also pretty sure this Tufted Mid-Century Modern Leather Bench Sofa played its role in “Mad Men.” Inspired by mid-century modern design, this Amazon brand leather sofa fits timelessly in the chicest of homes. Plush, elegant pillows cushion the long bench seat. The reversible upholstery materials are easy to clean, whether with a cleaning cloth or washed separately. Tapered hardwood legs add a contemporary edge while providing the utmost support. While this sofa comes in several colorways and material options, our favorite is by far the luxurious and stately Cognac Leather. This sofa is neither our cheapest nor our lightest option, but Amazon does include a 30-day return if you don’t fall in love with it immediately.
- 86.6” x 36.2” x 30.3”
- Seat Height: 17.7”
- Seat Depth: 36.2”
- 110 lbs.
- Soft top-grain leather, solid hardwood frame & tapered wood legs
- Removable & reversible back seat cushions
Walker Edison Furniture Company Scoop Chairs
Looking for a timeless barstool to elevate the look of your kitchen? Look no further. These Walker Edison Scoop Chairs are available in synthetic leather, with beautiful color choices from whiskey brown to royal navy to chic grey. The “scoop” design allows for a minimal look with enough back support to keep from sliding off, but won’t dominate your kitchen décor. At 30 inches tall, these barstools will fit most standard kitchen bars or high-topped tables and include a footrest for anyone who might need a boost up. The powder-coated steel legs’ weight-bearing capacity is 250 pounds, but the chair itself is light enough to move easily around the house. The feet themselves hold a scuff-resistant, anti-slip pad to keep your floors (and yourself) scratch-free. As a set, these classic barstools will upgrade your kitchen to the next level without costing you downtown prices. If you’re looking for a shorter option, Walker Edison also produces counter-height and dining table-height scoop chairs.
- 40” x 18” x 22”
- 15.5 lbs. per chair
- Set of 2 chairs
- Rated to 250 lbs.
- Synthetic leather & powder-coated stainless steel
- Minimalist & elegant
1 Inch Lounge Chair And Ottoman
The designers of this strikingly beautiful and iconic Mid-Century Lounge Chair with Ottoman had human ergonomics in mind. Right around 105 degrees (measured from where our torsos bend) is the prime comfort zone for most people. This plush leather reading chair and spongy ottoman allow you to reach that comfort zone with a 15-degree backward tilt to ease the tensions of the day so you can really, truly relax. Wide armrests and a broad headrest allow for comfort wherever you may settle. Elegantly crafted, high-density wood laminate provides the structure, and the sturdy stainless steel base holds up to 330 pounds. This chair and ottoman set will fit perfectly in your living room, study, office, or bedroom. Simple installation instructions come with your order, along with leather care tips to keep your chair like new for years to come.
- Chair: 34.25” x 34.25” x 32.6”
- Ottoman: 24.41” x 20.87” x 17.32”
- 15-degree tilt
- Rated to 330 lbs.
- High-quality genuine leather & wood laminate
- Ergonomic design for maximum comfort
Zinus Jen 47 Inch Dining Table
For the minimalist, mid-century modern furniture lover, we introduce the Zinus Jen Dining Table. This elegant and understated table is perfect as an intimate dining table and as a spacious home office desk. Slight as it may be, this table is sturdy enough to hold up to 100 pounds thanks to its solid wood construction (although, based on some user reviews, we would recommend even distributing the weight across the table). Rounded edges ensure that you won’t bump into sharp, painful corners, while the smooth finish allows for easy daily cleaning. Installation is easy with only two simple steps, and Zinus provides a one-year worry-free warranty should anything happen to your new dining peace.
- 47” x 29.5″ x 29″
- 28 lbs.
- Worry-free 1-year warranty
- 30-minute assembly
- Solid wood construction
- Seats 2-4 people
Duhome Elegant Lifestyle Modern Accent Velvet Chair
A bold, vintage mid-century modern piece of furniture deserves your attention, and the Duhome Modern Accent Chair is no exception. Luxurious velvet covers a plush seat in colorways that will stop your guests in their tracks. While the cutout at the waist is a beautiful fashion statement, it is also helpful in providing ergonomic back support above the waistline for maximum comfort. The gold chrome finish on the elegantly crossed legs gives this mid-century modern chair a powerful yet tasteful flair. Set this accent chair in your waiting room, office, or living room for both a comfortable seat and a colorful statement. Assembly takes less than five minutes, so there’s no reason not to add these stylish chairs to your favorite space.
- 19.6″ x 19.6″ x 33″
- 16.5 lbs.
- Rated up to 300 lbs.
- Tall, curved, ergonomic backrest
- Golden chrome-covered alloy steel legs
- Soft velvet upholstery
Modway Render TV Stand In Walnut
Looking for a beautiful mid-century modern statement piece for your living room? Modway brings you the Render Mid-Century Modern TV Stand at a budget-friendly price. Its low-profile, retro aesthetic enhances any space it occupies without overwhelming the rest of the décor. Silky walnut grain veneer provides snag-free, durable construction while simultaneously holding even your largest flatscreen TV. Sliding slatted doors hide DVDs, cables, speakers, and extra universal remotes, while a cable management opening in the rear gathers unsightly cords and tucks them neatly out of sight, while still allowing you easy access to them. A full-extension center drawer holds a shelf for your cable box, DVD player, or Roku box. The tapered wooden legs are scuff- and scratch-resistant, so moving this stand won’t mark up your beautiful floors. The Modway Render executes a beautiful marriage between mid-century modern and contemporary design for a timeless, effortless, and elegant statement piece. Our one gripe? While it certainly makes this product cheaper, the particleboard construction gives us a moment of pause. Several users indicated that sagging occurred after being under 15 pounds or more for extended periods.
- 13.5″ x 58.5″ x 17″
- Tabletop thickness: 0.5″
- 43 lbs.
- One year warranty against manufacturer defects
- Supports TVs up to 64”
- Walnut grain finish over particleboard
- Slatted sliding doors for media storage
- Extending drawer with shelf
- Great mid-range option
Amazon Brand – Rivet Jamie Upholstered Low Arm Accent Chair
Capture the height of mid-century modern aesthetics with this plush, elegant accent chair from the Amazon Rivet Brand. A tall, sturdy back with slanted armrests provides the comfort you need when you settle in after a long day. The detached seat cushion allows you to flip as needed for a fresh, fluffy feel, while tapered hardwood legs keep you secure in your seat. This versatile seat packs mega comfort in a compact frame so that it won’t dominate small spaces, but its 31-inch width is large enough to cushion whoever needs a rest. Tuck it in the corner of your office for a relaxed thinking space, add it to your living room for a pop of color, or upgrade your waiting area with this luxury design. The Jamie Upholstered Accent Trail is available in a variety of color and fabric options, from Marine Blue linen to Cognac leather. While it’s not the cheapest chair option on the market, the durable build and mid-century looks are worth the price upgrade.
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- 31″ x 32.3″ x 35”
- Seat height: 18.1″
- 42.7 lbs.
- Solid hardwood frame
- Linen, leather, & polyester-acrylic fabric options
- Free returns within 30 days
- 1-year warranty
Crosley Furniture Everett Mahogany Record Player Stand Mahogany
What’s more modern than reverting to the classics? As record players are coming back into style, so are the vintage mid-century modern furniture pieces that house them. The Crosley Furniture Everett Mid-Century Modern Record Player Stand provides elegant storage for up to 75 of your favorite records and a sturdy stand for your vintage or modern record player. The magnetic door latch ensures that your vinyl will stay secure, but it opens easily with the polished metal handle. Not sure you want to invest in a record player just yet? This stand can easily be used with Bluetooth speakers and can store extra coffee table books or magazines! An accessory shelf proves handy for odds and ends (like remote controls, extra cords, or coasters). Most consumers were thrilled with the finished product, but warn that assembly might require some extra hands.
- 20.87″ x 16.73″ x 33.86″
- 45.1 lbs.
- Holds up to 75 records
- Mahogany finish over particleboard
- Magnetic door
HomePop Round Leatherette Moss Green Storage Ottoman With Lid
If you already have your favorite chair but need a place to put your feet, this HomePop Round Storage Ottoman could be your new favorite furniture piece. Several beautiful jewel-toned colors — including Moss Green, Teal, Cinnamon Red, and Charcoal Grey — offer a variety of décor options to match or highlight your current furniture. Still, the storage nook was what sold us. Pop the padded lid off to hold your extra electronics, weighted blankets, or books; re-seat the lid, and you have an extra seat or footstool to prop up those tired feet. A tufted button top adds a touch of mid-century modern flair, while the solid wooden legs keep this ottoman sturdy without damaging your floors. This storage ottoman is as functional as it is admirable, making it the perfect addition to any home, den, or study nook.
- 24″ x 24″ x 17″
- 19 lbs.
- Synthetic leather from polyurethane
- Solid wooden legs
- Easy to clean with a damp cloth
Sophia Mills Adjustable Modern Indoor Plant Holder
Why leave your decorative plants out of the mid-century modern design? These adjustable plant stand and flower pot holders will bring that sophisticated edge to your succulents and indoor trees. Suitable for pots between 8-12 inches, one screw holds the adjustable base after you fit your homey indoor plants. The raised platform gives a stylish boost while keeping your tables and desks free from water damage. What we love most about these plant stands is that they are handmade from real, premium acacia hardwood and finished with a beautiful and protective Danish oil. These plant stands will withstand the test of time and prove handy wherever you place them.
- 16″ x 10″ x 1″
- 5 lbs.
- Adjusts to fit pots from 8”-12”
- Premium acacia hardwood legs
- Rated up to 150 lbs.
- Finished with Danish oil
- Easy assembly with just 1 screw
eHomeProducts End Table Nightstand With Drawer
This versatile surface can easily serve as an elegant end table or handy nightstand while adding the fresh, simple style you crave. A walnut veneer adds a clean, smooth surface to this end table, while the sturdy, rounded hardwood legs keep it standing tall. A white drawer adds a pop of variety, as does the cut-out drawer handle at the top of the face. The drawer comes in handy for storing reading glasses, journals, cheap gadgets, and more. While users were thrilled the mid-century modern aesthetics, some did warn that the wood veneer scratches easily, and they were a little disappointed that it wasn’t made from all real wood. However, the price reflects the materials used. For the price of this end table/nightstand, the quality is unbeatable.
- 16″ x 19″ x 22.5″
- 19.7 lbs.
- Walnut veneer
- Hardwood legs
- Storage drawer with white façade
- Assembly required
Best Choice Products 6-Shelf Multipurpose Wood Storage Stand
This piece may not be our highest-quality option, but it is an impeccable value for the price! This storage cabinet piece features six shelves — three with magnetic-locking doors and three open-air shelves, all offset from one another in a stylish display. These shelves are useful for toys or electronic storage, light books, or extra blankets. The cabinet surface can hold your TV or sound system setup. Be careful of storing heavy objects on these shelves, as the cabinet is only rated to hold 66 pounds. While the frame is from hardwood, the shelves are laminated, engineered particleboard and wood. The feet include no-scratch sliders to keep your floors looking brand new. This cabinet is a stylish light storage option that is sure to make a statement in your home, and at an affordable price.
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- 40″ x 13″ x 30″
- Rate to 66 lbs.
- 6 shelves & 3 magnetic doors
- No-scratch sliders on wooden feet
- Iron, particleboard, plastic, & wood construction
Laura Davidson Furniture Tribeca Organic Arm Chair
Talk about a statement piece! This beautiful, curving armchair is reminiscent of lounging around mid-century downtown New York, and we love it for more than just that. Its sturdy, solid American ash legs, finished in a silky walnut stain, give you a modern look that won’t break down. The legs are thread-screwed onto the gorgeous patchwork, dark grey or light grey seat base for secure load-bearing up to 295 pounds. These colorways are all created from environmentally-friendly twill upholstery stuffed with a high-quality foam padding for a comfortable cushion. What’s even better? All the assembly you need to do is to attach the legs with the thread-locking screw tops. Yes, that’s all. You can be sitting in your new favorite statement piece in less than two minutes! Place them in your office, living room, sunroom, or as a fun addition to your kitchen table. It is good to note that these chairs have a slightly higher seat height than most kitchen chairs, so be sure to measure your table before committing to your purchase.
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- 36” x 18.5” x 18.5”
- Seat height: 19.5”
- Rated up to 295 lbs.
- Eco-friendly, high-quality, foam-padded twill upholstery
- Walnut-stained American ash legs that screw onto the chair base
- 60-day trial
- 2-year warranty
- 5-minute assembly
Amazon Brand – Rivet Mid-Century Nesting Metal Side Table Set Of 2
No sitting room is complete with complementing side tables, and this wood-and-brass table set elevates the table game to new heights. This set of tables allows you to serve guests easily or tuck the smaller table away if you need more space. Woodgrain veneer tops reflect that retro mid-century modern flair, as do the angled, tapered legs. Brass-covered metal ensures a sturdy and durable construction. We love the versatility of these tables, as they pair well when placed close together — think a staggered display table — or work well across the room from each other. Be warned, however: these tables to not stack or nest well together, despite what the name may claim. They only come close when the smaller table nestled part-way underneath, the larger table. Despite this error in the title, these tables are well worth the investment in both the style and convenience departments if your budget can’t afford to stretch too much.
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- (L): 20.5″ x 20.5″ x 21.9″; Leg height: 20.5″
- (S): 15.7″ x 15.7″ x 17.9″; Leg height: 16.4″
- Walnut-veneered fiberboard & brass-finished metal
- 15-minute assembly
- Free returns within 30 days
- 1-year warranty
Brightech Jaxon Tripod LED Floor Lamp
We couldn’t leave our list without providing you with the best mid-century modern lamp design. This elegant, minimal floor lamp brings the best of mid-century modern and contemporary designs to life with a tripod-stance and a chic, simple lampshade. The metal stand is brushed with a matte finish, while the lampshade boasts clean, warm linen. Brightech includes a 9.5-watt, 800-lumen LED bulb with each lamp, which gives you up to 20,000 hours of power-saving, warm white light. But, the crème de la crème? This lamp is compatible with smart outlet technology, meaning you can pair your Google Home, Alexa, or Apple Homekit with this lamp. (The included bulb is not dimmable, but the lamp itself contains the required technology). This lamp is available in two styles — a golden brass and white linen combination, or a beige and matte black combination. Either choice promises to enhance whichever room it graces and bring a retro, inviting ambiance to your home. If anything should go wrong with your lamp, Brightech offers a full three-year warranty to cover it.
- Removable & reversible back seat cushions
- Height: 60”
- Base width: 24”
- Shade diameter: 17”
- 8.2 lbs.
- Metal with matte finish & linen shade
- Tripod design
- Includes 9.5W/800lm power-saving LED bulb
- 3-year warranty