While watching Don’t Worry Darling, all we were doing was ogling the gorgeous set design. Each scene paid homage to the mid-century movement, and ever since then, we’ve been seriously inspired to add similar décor pieces, from furniture to small accessories, to our homes.
While the design style can be hard to define, you know it when you see it. Imagine clean lines, curved silhouettes, geometric motifs, bold color, and teak—lots of teak. If it would make Frank Lloyd Wright proud, it’s mid-century modern.
Think your home could benefit from a little mid-century mod love? We shopped for a variety of mid-century modern-like décor items that you can add to your home now and love forever. They range in types of pieces and price, but all evoke that oh-so-cool, timeless vibe.
MENU Afteroom Coat Hanger
Your entryway is the first impression guests get of your home, and, perhaps more importantly, your own first impression every time you arrive home. This dot-like coat hanger from MENU, which can be hung horizontally or vertically, would instantly elevate any entryway. It’s equally as simple as it is stunning, allowing you to hang coats, clothes, and accessories of all kinds in style.
Jonathan Adler Inkdrop Black & Ivory Rug
A little graphic, a little cheeky, and extremely mid-century modern—that’s this Jonathan Adler rug in a nutshell. This design is available in 11 sizes, including runners, area rugs, and round rugs, so no matter your space, there’s one to fit it. Best of all, Ruggable rugs are washable, so whenever muddy puppy paws or a wayward glass of red wine find themselves on this beauty, simply toss it in the wash and no one will be the wiser.
Willa Arlo Interiors Prochaska Bar Cart
Every mid-century-inspired space needs a bar cart, no matter what beverages you choose to house on it. (Repurpose it as a coffee cart if you’d like!) The fluid, curved lines of the metal framework and mirrored shelves nod to an undeniably mid-century modern aesthetic. No need to keep this cart static though; the lockable casters make it mobile, perfect for hosting parties of all kinds.
HAY Quilton Sofa
Are you as transfixed on the voluptuous lines of this sofa as we are? (That’s what we thought.) Consider this sofa an ideal addition to any living room, since it’s a multifunctional modular piece that works for your needs. It’s available in a slew of fabrics and colors, but for a mid-century vibe opt for a bold hue like this lush bonsai color. Good luck crawling out of it though. The ultra-comfy deep seats will make you want to stay all day.
Schoolhouse Electric Allegheny Indoor/Outdoor Sconce
Leave it to Schoolhouse to design a sconce that’s so mid-century modern-inspired. More importantly, though, this plug-in wall sconce is utilitarian, working hard to provide you with portable light anywhere in your home, from your bedside to your living room and beyond. Its ability to swivel 90 degrees makes it especially perfect for bedtime reading.
McGee & Co. Leather Wrapped Clock
There’s no need to throw down thousands of dollars to get a taste of the mid-century modern aesthetic. Even a simple piece like this leather-wrapped clock, with its minimal face and soft-to-the-touch feel, would bring a sophisticated feel to your bedside table.
Inside Weather Round Side Table
One look at the sleek tapered legs of this side table and you know Inside Weather nailed the mid-century modern vibe—especially if you choose to customize it with a geometric design on the UV-printed surface. It’s easy in every way, from its uncomplicated design to easy assembly to its ability to fit in any room.
Blu Dot Series 11 6 Drawer Dresser
This dresser is the ideal mix of quintessential mid-century modern design with all of the 2022-modern amenities, like soft-close drawers for smooth and silent closure (and no pinched fingers) as well as movable drawer dividers. It comes fully assembled, so no need to break out your tool kit, but it is a substantial piece, so you’ll need an extra set of strong arms when moving it.
Cold Picnic Freckle Flower Wallpaper
Really looking to commit to the mid-century feel? Opt for ‘50s-esque wallpaper. How pretty would this floral design look in a dining room? Or as an accent wall in an office space? (All of your colleagues will “ooh” and “ahh” over it on Zoom.) It’s not cheap and it’s not a light decision, but it is quintessentially mid-century modern.
Open Spaces Medium Wire Baskets
For just a taste of mid-century design, shop for practical and pretty accessories, like these wire baskets from Open Spaces. Consider them a catch-all for any space, like for mittens in an entryway, blocks in a playroom, or hair products in a bathroom. Here’s betting you’ll love them, and here’s also betting you’ll be shopping for more mid-century pieces to add to your home sooner rather than later.