* Because mid century modern was, after all, supposed to be democratic
* Affordable, practical furnishings with classic style
* From coffee tables to rocking chairs
One of the perks of having a place to yourself is that you get to decide what to put in it. And there is something about mid-century modern design that feels right. Despite being explicitly identified with a short historical period, mid-century is among the most timeless and enduring styles, thanks to its emphasis on simplicity and natural ratios and forms that harmonize with the human figure. Now, this doesn’t mean you’re suddenly obligated to spend all your money on authentic Eames chairs and designer one-off Mid-Century Scandinavian stuff, of course. But if you like the minimal aesthetic and don’t want a pad that’s super cluttered, if you appreciate the beauty and simplicity of having only what you actually need, and if you have already taken it upon yourself to cast aside those belongings that “do not spark joy,” these well-made yet affordable mid-century modern home items are just the ticket.
1. HomCom Coffee Table
This 44-inch coffee table is made in the manner of the “Swedish Modern” school. Elegant while remaining practical and useful, it has a drawer and a pair of cubbies as well as plenty of tabletop space.
2. Mid-Century Dining Chair
These classic “egg chairs” are aesthetically, as well as ergonomically, functional, with a comfortable, supportive shape and just the right amount of flex.
3. Tripod Floor Lamp
Sturdy and elegant, this tripod style floor lamp is a very functional take on a mid-century classic.
4. Nesting Coffee Tables
This set of two “nesting” coffee tables or end tables makes for a space-saving solution that gives you a little extra table room when you have guests while removing unnecessary clutter.
5. Espresso End Table
This end table features a classic mid century modern design, from its thin, tapered legs to the rounded corners of its wraparound shape.
6. TV Stand Organizer
A cool, multipurpose and space-saving piece of furniture, this mid-century modern TV stand not only holds up your TV and provides plenty of storage for DVDs, boxes, electronics, books and records, but also embodies the fun, hopeful design cues of the early 1960s, recalling classic Motels and Drive-Ins.
7. Mid-Century Rocking Chair
This may be the fastest-looking rocking chair we’ve seen. It benefits from slim, cool-looking rails, an ergonomic shape and sturdy, thick seat material.