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Here’s Everything a Midcentury Modern Living Room Needs

  • April 15, 2024

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There’s a reason why midcentury modern design is perhaps even more more popular today than it was when it emerged in the late 1940s. It’s a hodgepodge of other design styles: Take the warmth of Scandinavian design and the industrial materials of modernism, infuse them with a fascination in the space age and the optimism of the postwar boom, and you’ve got it. In its heyday, from the late 1940s to the 1960s, the midcentury modern design style turned out unique silhouettes and hopeful, futuristic concepts for interiors and architecture that people still covet. If you want your home to capture the era, we think the room you likely spend the most time in—your living room—is the best place to start. Plus, some of the most iconic midcentury modern pieces are sofas and seating. To help you kick off your decorating project, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite midcentury modern living rooms for inspiration.

Thankfully, finding affordable midcentury modern furniture isn’t too difficult. Many items from the period are still in production, and you can find good-quality pieces in the style of the originals. Browse estate sales and online auctions, and you can score vintage gems that will make you the envy of your design-loving friends. Besides specific pieces, which are usually organic in shape with sharp details, there are certain colors and accents—like martini olive green and wood paneling—that scream midcentury modern and will look great in your living room.

If names like Eames and Bertoia and Wegner get you excited, scroll on to see designer midcentury modern living rooms that will persuade you to give in and fully embrace the aesthetic. There’s no reason not to—this design style

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