Mid-Century Modern Furniture Pieces for A Luxury Home

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Are you a mid-century modern connoisseur? If yes, you'll love the mid-century modern furniture pieces we've carefully assembled for you.

The mid-century modern style gives us gentle organic curves, clean lines, and a love for different materials. Many designers still idolize mid-century modern design styles, which is one reason why this style has never gone out of fashion.

But what is mid-century modern? This is a complex term to describe as it is a collective word that incorporates architecture, graphic design, and furniture from the middle of the 20th century. These include the years between 1933 to 1965. However, some argue that this modern design is limited to the period from 1947 to 1957.

If you are a fan of this mid-century design, you'll love the classic, understated look, with clean lines and minimal fuss that surround it. Some of the notable features of this design include:

  • An emphasis on functionality; form follows function
  • Minimal orientation
  • The juxtaposition of contrasting materials
  • Uncluttered and sleek lines that have geometric and organic forms
  • Democratic (in other words, designed for everybody)
  • An exploration of various traditional and non-traditional materials

This style grew out of early 20th century Modernism, hence the name, including the International and Bauhaus movements. The style took hold after the 2nd World War and was influenced by the new technologies, materials, and newfound prosperity. Another thing that influenced it is the urban areas of the time with smaller living spaces.

Now that we have a good idea of what this style has in store let's look at some fantastic mid-century modern furniture items that will make your house look like a time capsule from the 1950s.

Mid-Century Modern Furniture Pieces

1. Brightech Jaxon Gold Tripod Floor Lamp

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This mid-century modern floor lamp will look right at home in your living space and complement your decor in unique ways. This elegant, trim conversational furniture piece has a shape that evokes both the past and the future. This piece will fit in with the items in your room and is perfect for positioning on hardwood floors.

The three slender metal prongs of this piece rise independently then intersect briefly at the apex. They then converge again as they ascend into a lovely cloud-like cylindrical linen shade of beautiful beige or ivory white. You can also place this mid-modern century masterpiece on a lightly textured area rug. The best part is that it's lightweight, so you can quickly move it around by your reading chair or in front of your favorite window.

Items like this Jaxon lamp can be used as a versatile accessory in your home. Although it looks like an expensive designer lamp, it is pretty affordable, and you can choose between a matte black finish or an antique brass.

The open-top, open-bottom shade that wraps around the included LED bulb softens the lamp's radiant warmth making it perfect for a cozy atmosphere. The LED bulb included is Brightech's LightPro LED 9.5-Watt energy-saving Bulb that makes your lamp glow.

2. Light Walnut/White Side End Table Nightstand

Light Walnut/White Side End Table Nighstand with Drawer...
  • Finish: Light Walnut and White
  • Materials: Wood veneer, hardwood, MDF
  • Features Drawer for storage
  • Dimensions: 19"W x 16"D x 22.5"H
  • Assembly required

If you are looking for a high-quality mid-modern century piece that is stylish, complements your decor, and is super easy to assemble, you've hit the jackpot with this side-end nightstand. The legs come inside the drawer, and it takes you two minutes to screw them on.

Also, this piece of furniture is very affordable, especially with how good quality it is. Combining a clean, practical style with composite/solid wood construction, this nightstand will fit perfectly beside your bed. As a versatile nightstand, you can place it beside your bed, or anywhere else you feel it fits in with your decor.

You have drawers where you can put in some things and enjoy the oversized tabletop features. Coming in light walnut and white finish, you'll enjoy waking up to this mid-century modern furniture design first thing in the morning.

3. Modern Accent Chair

This modern armchair sofa's elegant style combines a tufted button design with clean lines to give you that simple yet elegant design. This piece of furniture is excellent for your living room, office, bedroom, and more.

If you are a minimalist, you'll enjoy having this chair next to your warm walnut coffee table. On the other hand, if you are a risk-taker and want a little excitement, you can pair this piece with a sleek leather ottoman. This will significantly boost your room. Founded on a wood frame, this furniture piece strikes a low-profile silhouette with comfortable arms, a softback, and four round anti-slip foot.

You can choose a bedroom accent chair that's made with premium fabric and a lavish design that will serve you for years to come. The quality construction and solid wood frame of this seat ensure that you don't have to worry about stability as you enjoy yourself.

It can accommodate up to 400lbs of weight and has seat cushions filled with a soft sponge for your comfort. The attention to detail for your comfort extends to the ergonomic back cushion and upholstered deep seat. There are also non-slip foot pads at the bottom that increase your stability and remove any chance of sliding or falling.

This modern furniture piece is easy to assemble and comes will all the requirements. These parts are labelled with instructions on how to go about assembling the seat.

4. ZINUS Jen 47 Inch Wood Dining Table

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  • Worry-free 1-year warranty; table only, does not include chairs

If you have a small dining room area, it can be hard to find the right dining table. You're problems end today because this ZINUS wood dining table is perfect for your small space. Its simplicity and elegance put this classic pine table in a league of its own.

Inspired by mid-century design, this 47-inch piece is easy to assemble and can comfortably seat four people. It blends the compact, less-is-more silhouette with the natural beauty of solid wood. The round tapered legs and tabletop with rounded corners allow this table to refine your home and dining area with understated elegance. The assembly of this furniture piece is effortless with few details.

5. Coavas Dining Chairs Set of 4

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These dining chairs are comfortable and breathable. They are great for simple family meals, a home party, weddings, or simple gatherings. Great for boosting your decor and bringing everyone together for a meal, these chairs have wear-proof thick padding that makes them highly durable.

Easy to install and set up, you'll love that all the bottom legs are equipped with anti-scratches and anti-noise rubber pads that protect your floor. None of those annoying tiny scratches. Each seat has a maximum weight capacity of 250lbs.

The packaging of these purchases comes with a detailed instruction manual and the four screws needed for an easy setup. Not only do they boost your decor, but the modern and straightforward backrests are curved ergonomically to support your back comfortably and play their part in making your dining drip in mid-century modern furniture style.

6. VASAGLE Retro TV Stand

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This Vasagle retro TV stand will effortlessly give your home a mid-century modern update. One of the reasons mid-century modern furniture is popular is that it goes with everything everywhere. Even if you don't have another piece of mid-century furniture in your house, getting this TV stand will pop your space up.

Featuring two shelving areas, a wide-open tabletop, and a push-to-open door that reveals more storage, you can comfortably place your TV, cable boxes, gaming consoles, and decorative flowers without it looking crowded. You can also place this beautiful furniture piece in your home office, entertainment room, master bedroom, and anywhere else, and it will still look luxurious and stylish.

Some TV stands look great, but they are not worth your money - not this one. Made with P2 grade particleboard, it's capable of handling up to 110lbs (50kgs) of weight. The canted legs are made with solid rubberwood for increased stability and attached to the table with wooden dowels and strong screws.

7. Modway Engage Mid-Century Modern Sofa

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This furniture piece will be your new favorite lounging spot in your home. With large dual cushions and gently sloping curves, you'll be happy to come back from work or your trip and plop down on your new mid-century modern sofa.

Offering a welcome presence to your home, this sofa has an eye-catching and alluring design, thanks to the elegant tufting that adds to its depth. The robust frame and four tapered cherry-colored rubberwood legs give the sofa a solid base as you enjoy yourself on the cushions.

This Modway sofa is upholstered in a high-quality polyester fabric material that makes this piece of furniture a mid-century design classic. This chair's iconic look and roomy depth will give you results that embody retro, sophistication, and intrigue, which other sofas don't do.

8. Walker Edison Mid-Century Modern Storage Cabinet

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  • Dimensions: 36" H x 34" L x 16" W
  • Includes 8-bottle storage and 3 rows of glass hangers
  • Interior fixed shelf
  • Made of high-grade MDF with metal accents
  • Supports up to 250 lbs.

If you're looking for a high-quality, sturdy cabinet to add a spot of luxury and mid-century modern to your home, look no further than the Walker Edison storage cabinet. Made of high-grade MDF with metal accents, this modern bar cabinet will not only give you added storage but make your home the envy of your friends.

Featuring 8-bottle wine storage, an interior shelf, an open storage cubby, and three rows of glass hangers, this mid-century modern furniture piece will be a staple in your kitchen and your home.

9. Tribeca Organic Arm Chair

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Talk about style! This mid-century modern furniture piece is a must-have for your living room or bedroom. Not only is it comfortable, but it is also super study to offer you the stability you need as you read or relax.

This stylish chair by Laura Davidson is available in beautiful colors that fit in any environment. Its design is both mid-century modern and timeless. This armchair uses a polypropylene core with a firm poly/cotton blend seat. It is generously padded for your comfort and style and has wooden dowels made from American ash with walnut stain.

This wood material gives it the strength to hold you up comfortably. It is also very long-lasting, and you can use it as a chair for your décor in different locations and more.


We hope that you've enjoyed the select luxurious mid-century modern furniture pieces that we've assembled for you. You don't have to go all out at once and get all the mid-century pieces in the store. Starting with one or two furniture items can go a long way in ensuring that your home feels like something out of a 1950s movie.

Let us know which piece you liked the best, and feel free to reach out with any comments or questions you may have.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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