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27 Contemporary Midcentury Modern Furniture Ideas That Don’t Cost a Fortune

  • June 22, 2023

Design is cyclical. Once-popular movements often find their way back into mainstream trends, and midcentury modern furniture is one of the styles experiencing an unparalleled resurgence in popularity. Emerging during post-war America in the mid-1940s, the design movement is defined by clean lines, a somewhat futurist aesthetic, and an emphasis on functionality—think earthy wood tones, sleek lines and organic shapes, and leather and plywood textures. 

But let’s be real: Not everyone can afford an Eames lounge chair or a Florence Knoll couch, especially if you’re a recent graduate or on a tight budget. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy midcentury modern aesthetics—precisely why we’ve rounded up 28 midcentury modern best sellers from a range of stylish and affordable decor and furniture stores below. 


Under $50

Walker Edison Mid Century Hairpin Metal Frame Square Modern Side Accent Table

If you’re looking for a catchall to organize your magazines, vases, or cups, this metal and wood side table does the job while adding just the right amount of texture to a small space. 

Mid Century Modern Rectangular Pillow

No home is complete without a few good throw pillows. Dress up your couch with this simple retro-styled design that will instantly make your minimalist space feel homier. 

Hearth & Hand Metal & Faux Leather Mail Sorter Tan/Brass

This understated mail sorter is ideal for cluttered spaces. The faux-leather compartments and brass-finish metal frame make it feel both elegant and timeless. 

West Elm Mid-Century Wood Lanterns

Light up your deck this summer with these smartly designed mango wood lanterns. They’re ideal for creating an ambient setting so you can enjoy those leisurely summer evenings while sipping a cocktail outdoors. 

APICIZON Black Rattan Nightstand Bedside Table

The rattan detailing gives this mini side table an airy and organic feel. And at under $50, we

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