These 15 Midcentury-Modern Décor Pieces Make Us Want to Time-Travel
Midcentury-modern décor will never go out of style, and we're not mad about it (though it does have us a feeling a little mod). With clean lines, geometric shapes, handsome, moody colors, and earthy textures, what's not to love? While we can support a home that looks like a carbon copy of Don Draper's New York City apartment from the Mad Men set, we admit that we prefer spaces that mix midcentury-modern pieces with contemporary, sleek, and elegant designs as well to tone down the nostalgia.
With this in mind, we decided to look through our favorite online shops for a mixture of authentic 20th-century vintage items as well as contemporary interpretations of the style. To strike the balance between retro and cutting-edge in your home, scroll through our 15 favorite midcentury-modern décor pieces below.
A Pair of Diva Diner Chairs
Anton Lorenz for Thonet Pair of Chairs ($1800)
These Cantilever chairs stopped us in our tracks when we first laid eyes on them. Designed by Anton Lorenz for Thonet in 1960 with a shiny chrome frame and coral-pink velvet upholstery, we suddenly can't imagine a dining room that doesn't revolve around them.
A Handsome Clock
A Playful Throw
A Brassy Bookshelf
A Cotton Candy Dream Accent
A Groovy Tumbler
A Tasteful Planter
A Playful Ceramic Vase
A Versatile Dining Table
CB2 Dial Dining Table ($599)
This dining table will bring some edge to your everyday life. Taking cues from midcentury design, brass legs and a dark wooden tabletop create a striking piece. You can make it more glamorous or casual depending on the chairs you surround it with, making it extremely versatile and long-lasting. Its modest size also makes it perfect for small spaces.
ABC Carpet & Home 20th C Rizzo Ottoman ( $595 ) ($535)
Hello, ottoman of our dreams. ABC Carpet & Home's Rizzo ottoman gives a more refined finish to the midcentury-modern aesthetic, thanks to the mohair green velvet upholstery and chrome legs. The retailer also offers customization so you can curate the furniture to your color scheme at home.
A Classic Lounge Chair
An Angular Table Lamp
A Moody Magazine Holder
A Gentlemanly Throw Pillow
Amber Interiors Spacey Pillow ($295)
For a dash of that handsome 20th-century style, add this flax-hued plaid throw pillow to your collection on the living room sofa or bed. Brighten it up with some vivid colors and plush textures like crushed velvet, or let it stand alone.
What's your favorite element of midcentury-modern style? Share with us below.