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Characterized by clean lines, geometric shapes and furniture draped in tweed and velvet—Mid-Century Modern design is the kind of retro look we can get behind. The return of 1950s and 1960s style furniture and decor began long ago, and shows no sign of slowing down.
With its low-slung seating, tapered legs and distinctive look, a Mid-Century Modern sofa can be the focal point of your home's throwback vibe. We found 12 online resources where you can shop for a Mid-Century Modern sofa or couch in a range of prices.
Starting at about $750 and scaling up to over $3000, West Elm's Mid-Century sofas, loveseats and sectionals come in a variety of fabrications and colors, including rich cognac leather, velvet and tweed. Two of our favorites from their Mid-Century collection are the Monroe sofa ($1119 and up) which features roll cushions on either end, and the Eddy sofa ($999 and up) that sits on a wood frame with trestle-style legs.
We love Article's take on Mid-Century Modern because it feels like every piece falls strongly on the side of "modern." For example, their Matrix sofa ($1299) comes rendered in millennial pink velvet with rounded edges and metal legs (as well as gold, blue, navy and orange velvet hues). We also love their Sven sofa ($1299) with a tufted bench and smooth back pillows which comes in several shades of blue, green and gray.
If you simply can't get enough of anything and everything Mid-Century Modern, then Rove Concepts is for you. Started in 2011, their entire shop is dedicated to designs that reflect this aesthetic—which of course includes sofas, sectionals and loveseats. We love the Luca sofa ($1495) for it's sloping arms and the fact that it comes in two shades of vintage velvet or distressed black leather.
A Mid-Century Modern sofa that's a chic sectional and a sleeper couch? The dream is real at Joybird. Their Briar Sectional Sleeper ($3749) boasts a modular design with softness and comfort—just look at those cozy cylinder bolsters and overstuffed cushions. The best part, however, might just be that this couch can be customized in a huge variety of fabrics and colors, and you can order a free box of swatches to get a look and feel for each before you buy.
While they might not be the first name the comes to mind when you think of retro designs, World Market actually has an entire Mid-Century Modern collection you can shop online. The selection only includes about six sofas right now, but the price points—which start at about $520, should be enough to draw you in. The Xander Loveseat ($549), for example, looks like it came straight out of the Mad Men set.
Another affordable option when you shop for Mid-Century Modern couches is InMod—a design company that's been around since 2003, fusing Scandinavian and retro furniture designs for a totally modern take. Their Erik Convertible Sofa checks all the boxes for your Mid-Century fix, plus the back cushions are independently adjustable for the perfect angle of recline or to make a full-size sofa bed for house guests!
AllModern is one of our favorite hubs for furniture hunting, and another one to bookmark if you're on a budget. Many of their cool, coveted designs go on sale seasonally, so be sure to keep an eye out before you pay full price. One of our favorite finds right now is the Perseus Love Seat in a bold canary yellow—that's 65 percent off right now.
Kardiel has built their in-house-designed collection of Mid-Century Modern and Loft Modern designs from the ground up. They work directly with the manufacturers and suppliers to keep costs low, while maintaining a high standard of design. To say we're obsessed with their Florence Chaise Sectional ($4499)—in supple, stark white leather—would be a colossal understatement.
Room & Board
Room & Board offers an array of sofas, many of which are perfect examples of Mid-Century Modern design—and many of which can be customized with more than 300 upholstery options. We love the look of the armless Eden convertible sofa ($999) which is perfect for smaller living spaces and for comfortably housing overnight guests.
Crate & Barrel
With an array of Mid-Century Modern sofas that work for both formal and relaxed living rooms, you'll be sure to find a sophisticated option at Crate & Barrel. The Aiden Tufted Sofa ($2199), for example, has a smaller design that would work well in—you guessed it—apartments, and smaller homes. As you might assume, this popular home decor retailer isn't cheap, but their products boast high-quality craftsmanship and materials.
Like some of the other resources we've mentioned, Crate & Barrel also has excellent customization options. You can shop by color family to test out both solid and patterned upholstery as well as seven different leg materials for the sofa. These options allow your Mid-Century Modern sofa to have a distinctly contemporary (and highly personalized!) look.
A new direct-to-customer brand specializing only in couches and chairs, Burrow has just one design aesthetic, and quite a few ways to make it work in your space thanks to a modular design. A chair can become a chaise longe with the purchase of an ottoman that can be attached to the chair. That same ottoman can turn a three-seater couch into a total relaxation center. They also sell sectionals, but the best part of any Burrow purchase is this: All furniture arrives in boxes weighing 50 pounds or less, so the furniture can easily be transported up a flight of stairs and built by you in about 10 minutes or less.
We know, we know, we seem to bring up Target any time we need a source for making our design dreams come true—especially when we're on a budget. So when it comes to creating a Mid-Century Modern look, Target comes through as usual! They sell a large variety of sofas in retro looks and colors, most of which ring in under $1500.