The 15 Best Midcentury Lounge Chairs for Every Budget

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. 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. Keep scrolling to shop a selection of our favorite midcentury lounge chairs that look way more expensive than they are so you can bring some of that Mad Men-style home.

cheap midcentury lounge chairs
IKEA Poäng Armchair $160
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Pair this with the matching ottoman to lounge in style.

Target Threshold Barrel Chair $180
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This classic shape comes 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 it's far from boring.

Article Noah Armchair in Winter Gray $599
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This chair is 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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This laid-back lounge with high-quality details comes in at a reasonable price.

splurge-worthy midcentury lounge chairs

Starting at $800, these are the investment pieces you'll have for years to come.

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.

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