10 Mid-Century Modern Sofas That Will Elevate Any Space

updated Oct 7, 2021
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Mid-century modern sofas continue to be popular, even as we make our way through the 21st century — and for good reason. Tapered legs, sleek lines, wood elements, and an overall focus on simplicity are all hallmarks of the style that still reigns supreme today, and there are tons of places to shop if you want to add some MCM style to your own home. From staple stores like West Elm and AllModern to more niche retailers like Kardiel and Industry West, shops catering to mid-century devotees are more prevalent than ever and you can bet money that they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Below, check out 10 of our favorite mid-century modern inspired sofas on the market today, no matter what your budget is.

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West Elm
was $1199.00

This West Elm sofa is a modern upgrade to the classic Chesterfield style, with a slimmer shape, sharper lines, and all-around airier feel. It still has that classic button tufting, and comes in a sophisticated blue velvet upholstery. Like all West Elm sofas, though, it's entirely customizable, from the size to the fabric.

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Industry West

Who can resist a luxurious leather sofa? This piece from Industry West boasts the classic mid-century shape but has extra oomph thanks to its sleek, genuine leather upholstery and simple black metal legs. Perfect for both ~fancy~ dinner parties and lazy afternoons spent inside.

3 / 10
was $780.00

Check out the cool flared arms on this budget-friendly sofa! It rings up at under $700, making it an ideal piece for a first apartment or shared space where it'll get plenty of use among roommates and guests. If you're not feeling the neutral colors, it also comes in a bright green for an even more retro vibe.

4 / 10
was $2330.00

Go bold (or pick a more subdued color—there are plenty of options) with this beautiful velvet sofa from Kardiel. It's a splurge-worthy, statement-making piece that will make your living room look super luxe (and colorful!). And did we mention it's pet-friendly thanks to its stain-resistant fabric?

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Design Within Reach

Design Within Reach is known for its top-of-the-line modern furniture, and this sofa is no exception. It's certainly a splurge (different fabric types ring up at various price points, starting at roughly $4,000), but it's an investment piece that will stand the test of time.

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was $2598.00

This retro sofa from Apt2B comes in nearly 48 different upholstery options (go ahead and at least try to pick your top five!), so it's the perfect solution for someone shopping for a piece that's a little more unique. And who can resist that solid wood frame and flared arm design?

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was $999.99

This low-profile sofa is listed for a great price, and is the perfect hip addition for your sleek apartment. The button tufting and high arms make this a seriously elegant yet comfy choice — just add a few throw pillows and you've got a spot you won't want to leave!

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Inside Weather
was $3561.00

This custom-made sofa from Inside Weather is a classic option that comes with a streamlined silhouette and angled legs. Since it's made to order, it's completely customizable, including arm style, upholstery, configuration, and even pillow detail. Even better? It's heavily discounted right now.

9 / 10

We'd be remiss if we didn't include Kardiel's Nordic sofa, an AT-tested and adored pick. With a walnut frame, bouclé cushions, and incredibly deep seating, it's the perfect pick for someone looking to incorporate some cozy, mid-century glam into their space. The best part? AT readers can exclusively save an extra 10 percent off with code “THERAPY” at checkout.

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was $1638.00

In the market for a comfy sectional sofa that'll still meet all your mid-century must-haves? Say hello to Castlery's Madison sofa. Equipped with a moveable ottoman, this sofa is available in four colors and fabrics with classic biscuit tufting, round bolsters, and tapered legs for a quintessential MCM look.

Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting.