Found: The 15 Best Midcentury Lounge Chairs for Every Budget

Updated 04/25/19
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The 15 Best Mid-Century Lounge Chairs for Every Budget
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There's no denying it: Midcentury-modern décor isn't going anywhere. Featuring organic shapes, clean lines, and impeccable craftsmanship, it's no wonder the design style has been embraced as a timeless classic. Sure, tulip tables and low-profile credenzas are instantly recognizable as mod, but some of the most iconic pieces from the era are sculpted lounge chairs. Case in point: the leather Eames lounge.

Although the midcentury-modern aesthetic was made mainstream by Mad Men, you don't need Don Draper's salary to fill your space with '50s- and '60s-inspired furnishings that exude effortlessly cool vibes. Ahead are the best midcentury lounge chairs for every budget—from cheap thrills to affordable finds to splurge-worthy pieces. Keep scrolling to shop a selection of our favorite midcentury lounge chairs to bring some of that Mad Men style home.

cheap midcentury lounge chairs

Ranging in price from $150 to $300, these inexpensive picks are reasonable buys for any apartment dweller who wants to decorate their space on a budget. Ahead are the midcentury-modern lounge chairs that look way more expensive than they are.

IKEA Poäng Armchair $160
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Pair with the matching ottoman to lounge in style.

Target Threshold Barrel Chair $180
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A classic shape in a thoroughly modern color.

Target Project 62 Peoria Wood Arm Chair $170 $145
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Doesn't this look like a flea market find? (Shh… it's from Target.)

French Yellow Tyley Chair by World Market
Cost Plus World Market French Yellow Tyley Chair by World Market $260 $104
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With a price tag this low, you can afford to go with a bold color.

Langley Street Canyon Vista Mid-Century Wingback Chair Set $300 $269
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Snag this set for your living room or your guest bedroom.

affordable midcentury lounge chairs

Midcentury lounge chairs are a worthy investment. If you're looking to upgrade the budget-friendly furniture you bought to furnish your first apartment, consider these affordable finds.

Ranging in price from $400 to $800, each of these midcentury lounge chairs has the style of a vintage piece without the hefty price tag.

Whiskey Bi Cast Leather Xander Armchair: Brown by World Market
Cost Plus World Market Whiskey Bi Cast Leather Xander Armchair $430
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Can't you picture yourself sipping on a glass of whiskey in this chair?

France & Son Jolan Highback Lounge Chair in Beige $1200 $399
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Beige but far from boring.

Article Noah Armchair in Winter Gray $599
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Best paired with a classic leather couch in a modern living room.

France & Son Model 133 Spade Chair in Beige $1400 $399
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Opt for this piece if you want to achieve that timeless midcentury-modern aesthetic.

terreno leather chair
CB2 Terreno Leather Chair $799
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A laid-back lounge with high-quality details at a reasonable price.

splurge-worthy midcentury lounge chairs

Starting at $800, these are the investment pieces you'll have for years to come. Keep scrolling to find out which midcentury lounge chairs we're currently coveting.

Paulo Bent Lounge Chair
West Elm Paulo Bent Lounge Chair $1199 $839
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This bold design doesn't sacrifice comfort for style.

Contour Mid-Century Chair
West Elm Contour Mid-Century Chair $999 $699
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Complete the set with the matching ottoman.

Studio Wooden Lounge Chair
CB2 Parlour Cyan Blue Chair $999
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Featuring velvet upholstery and angled armrests, this isn't your grandma's midcentury lounge chair.

Rove Concepts CH25 Easy Chair $1795
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According to the product description, "It takes a skilled craftsman 10 hours to hand-weave this pattern for the unique seat and back of this incredible lounge chair, [which is] certainly something to both enjoy and admire." If that's not splurge-worthy, we don't know what is.

Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman $5295
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Here it is—the lounge chair you probably anticipated as soon as you started scrolling through this list. This vintage-inspired version tops our wish lists.

This story was originally published on September 8, 2017, and has since been updated.

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