Get the Look for Less: Mid-Century Modern

Get the Look for Less: Mid-Century Modern

It's no secret that we at casa Curbly are big lovers of everything mid-century modern (MCM). The classic, clean lines of this style of furniture make it timeless and easy to blend with different styles. But true MCM pieces can be hard to come by, and even harder to afford. We've rounded up some of our favorite MCM looks for a fraction of the price. And, while nothing beats the quality and durability of a classic MCM piece, these doppelganger will work for you while you save your pennies for a vintage Eames lounge chair or original Saarinen Tulip Table.


MCM Style Room
Photo: Chris Nguyen


Flowing, uncomplicated lines or unruly live edges and hairpin legs are the name of the mid-century table game. 







MCM Lighting
Photo: Jeff Herr Photography

Mid-century lighting is sculptural by nature. Sputnik spindles, graceful arcs, and dramatic statements pieces are hallmarks of MCM lighting.

Tripod Mid Century Floor Lamp
Baristo Floor Lamp from All Modern, $137






Mic Century Modern Wicker
Photo: Maven Collective

Simple shapes, nubby wool, sleek wood, and bucket seats are all part of the mid-century seating story. This is an area where you can save money by carefully choosing replicas, but quality is of the utmost importance, and with that the price tags are going to soar a little higher.  


Mid Century Rattan Chair
Cost Plus World Market, $239.98 for 2



Affordable MCM Sofa
Leon Wood Frame Sofa from West Elm, $899




Mid Century Modern Sculpture
Photo: Drew Kelly

Carefully chosen accessories are the glue that will pull a room together and give it a distinctly mid-century feel. Think wooden sculptural pieces, vibrant patterned pillows, and polished brass knick-knacks. 


Mid-Century Brass Sculpture
Geometric Disc Sculpture from West Elm, $59 



Turned Wood Leg Standing Planter, Wide, White
Mid-Century Turned Leg Planter from West Elm, $169


Broadleaf House Plant
Broad Leaf Houseplants, $30 (Fiddle Leaf Fig)



If you have a favorite mid-century look-a-like or a trick for pulling off a MCM-esque room for less, please tell us in the comments below!










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