8 Places Where You Can Shop the MCM Look for Way Less
Mid-century modern design experienced a resurgence in the late 1990s after first appearing in the ’50s and ’60s, and it’s been a popular style choice in American homes ever since. The only problem? More often than not, mid-century modern furniture pieces cost a pretty penny. But there are plenty of ways to score beautiful MCM-inspired dressers, credenzas, sofas, and more without blowing your budget, from thrift shopping to knowing where to look at bigger retailers. We outlined a few of our favorite resources to do so below.
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Wayfair’s Foundstone collection is filled with budget-friendly mid-century pieces (and you can often get them at even steeper discounts). You’ll find plenty of options for furniture, lighting, and even rugs, all influenced by MCM design. We can’t get enough of this sophisticated sofa in deep green—that streamlined shape and those tapered legs are giving us all of the heart eyes.
Buy: Derry Sofa,
Amazon continually surprises us with its selection of furniture, and their in-house brands are no exception. Amazon’s Rivet line is dedicated to mid-century modern pieces, and features everything from stylish planters to living room essentials like the leather sofa shown above. (And if you love it, it’s available as a chair and ottoman as well.)
Buy: Rivet Damien Sofa, $948.64
Apartment Therapy Bazaar
Apartment Therapy’s own marketplace, known as Bazaar, has vintage mid-century pieces galore. In fact, the style is one of the most popular—right now, you can find hundreds of MCM desks, tables, cabinets, and more. Offerings include gently used pieces from top brands, as well as older secondhand finds (like the cabinet pictured above).
Buy: Vintage Modernist Flame Mahogany Sofa Cabinet, $331
Inspired by 1962 (the year Target was founded), the retailer’s Project 62 line, features everything from furniture and decor to bedding and, of course, lighting. Bring some brass accents into your home with the table lamp shown above, which retails for just under $40 and will make a major impact on your desk or nightstand.
Buy: Project 62 Valencia Task Lamp, $39.99
It’s no surprise that AllModern is full of, well, modern furniture and decor. Prices on this flash deals site are always low, and with new deals running daily, you’re guaranteed to find pieces for hundreds of dollars less than you’d expect. The warm tones, button-tufted headboard, and streamlined style of this platform bed are all MCM hallmarks—and it costs just over $300.
Buy: Alaina Platform Bed,
$522 $303.99 for Queen
Another unexpected place to find MCM furniture? Walmart’s MoDRN line, which launched last year and includes stylish and budget-friendly furniture items like the TV stand above. From luxe furniture to gorgeous decor, you’ll be able to recreate a Pinterest-worthy MCM space without spending more than a couple hundred dollars.
Buy: MoDRN Naturals Ellery TV Stand,
You might not be too familiar with Apt2B yet, but it’s definitely a site you’ll want to bookmark. Specializing in MCM furniture and lower prices (check out their outlet for even better deals), it’s a great resource if you’re looking for big ticket items (like the coffee table pictured above).
Buy: Vesper Coffee Table,
There’s a little bit of everything on Hayneedle, and that includes some impressive MCM finds (you can shop the entire mid-century section here). The desk featured above is a great example, with its walnut finish, tapered legs, and slim construction—not to mention all the drawer space for your office supplies.
Buy: Belham Living Carter Writing Desk,