12 Affordable Mid-Century Modern Sofas You Can Buy Online

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Mid-century modern design, often referred to as MCM for short, is back—and in a big way. While the style's heyday lasted from the 1930s well into the late 1960s, the resurgence of mid-century modern design in home décor has been impossible to miss in recent years. From sleek, minimalist silhouettes that appear to come straight out of “The Jetsons,” the comeback of MCM style is a classic example of the clichéd catch-phrase, “What’s old is new again.” And while everything from tables to light fixtures have been made over in this iconic style as of late, if you want to add some impactful MCM design into your living space, the best place to start is with your sofa—the focal point of your living room.

While mid-century modern design can be difficult to categorize at times—likely because the design movement seamlessly marries both sleek, straight lines and smooth, sensuous curves—one thing is certain: simplicity of form is the key to this signature style. That’s why MCM-inspired sofas pair so well with your existing modern, minimalist, or Scandinavian design, meaning you won't have to redo your whole living room in order to update your look. (Yay for decorating on a budget!)

Whether you’re looking for a more angular shape to add a sense of strength and masculinity to your space or you prefer the softer edges of a rounded design, there are hundreds of comfortably chic styles available online at price points that won’t break the bank. So if you’re looking for affordable MCM-inspired sofas you can buy online and have shipped directly to your front door, this guide can help you add some of that fashionable mid-century flair to your space.

green velvet sofa
Article Sven Green Velvet Sofa $1299

Covered in luxurious green velvet (and available in plenty of other eye-catching colors), this tufted MCM-inspired sofa provides an incredible focal point for your living room at an affordable price point. Plus, the matching bolsters—essential for this style—come included.

blue sofa
West Elm Bradford Sofa $999

The squared-off back and sleek bench seat are what make this mid-century modern piece shine. Choose from a variety of fabric types and colors to coordinate with your existing decor.

beige sofa
Kardiel Bauhaus Mid-Century Modern Sofa $1199

Angular legs stand out against the horizontal lines of this hand-stitched MCM-inspired sofa, making it the perfect new piece to add to your living space. And since it comes with a 3-year limited warranty, you can rest easy knowing this hand-crafted creation featuring “no sag” coils and dense foam will stand up to whatever you throw its way.

curvy sofa
Crate and Barrel Infiniti Curve Back Sofa $1439

This statement piece packs quite the punch aesthetically! The cool, asymmetrical curves of this mid-century modern sofa will stand out (in a good way!) against your otherwise straight-edged decor.

blue velvet sofa
Joss and Main Cohutta Sofa $940

The channel tufting and steel legs of this velvet-covered beauty will get your guests talking! Go all in and get the matching armchair, too.

yellow sofa
Article Mirage Yarrow Gold Sofa $999

Tapered metal legs and smooth, sweeping arms make this MCM-inspired sofa look so sleek. Plus, the luxurious warm yellow hue is equally iconic.

purple sofa
Joss and Main Creeves Sofa $700

Simply put, this camel-back sofa’s curved silhouette is absolutely striking. Enough said.

red sofa
Wayfair Lancaster Sofa $1690

The wood frame of this boxy sofa adds a modern twist to mid-century modern style, while the brass-capped feet harken back to the original era. Paired with the tufted design of the bench seat cushion and straight back, this bold sofa is the ultimate show-stopper.

gray tufted sofa
Wayfair Alvin Mid-Century Modern Sofa $840

The flared arm rests and legs of this MCM-inspired sofa style give it a sleek silhouette, while the neural hue helps it blend with your existing decor seamlessly. So grab a seat and get cozy—you’re going to want to relax in this beauty for a while.

pink tufted sofa
All Modern Koger Sofa $900

Undeniably sexy, this velvet vixen will make you feel like like you walked right onto the set of Mad Men instead of your own living room.

neutral sofa
Amazon Lia Mid-Century Modern Sofa $1067

Perfect for those who lean toward minimalistic designs, this MCM-inspired lounger is equal parts elegant and understated, which means you can smoothly slide it into your existing décor without a worry.

gray sofa with wood legs
Etsy Mid Century Solid WalnutTrim Gondola Sofa $1680

Didn’t know you could buy sofas on Etsy? Until now, we didn’t either. But we're so glad we discovered this angular gem, it's the mid-century modern accent your living space has been craving.

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