These affordable mid-century modern furniture and décor ideas will get you the up-scale designer style without breaking the bank! Plus, my tips for finding budget-friendly designer look-alikes will help you become a pro at finding the perfect pieces for your home.
Do you love the mid-century, urban style found at designer stores like West Elm, CB2 and Article? I love the way they mix modern and cozy together to give something that is both stylish and functional!
The mid-century modern look is a very popular one - with its urban twist on the mid-century lines - but it's also one that can be hard to find at affordable price points!
While I love the styles found at designer stores, I've always been frugal when it comes to decorating my home, so I tend to shop for low-priced options with the same style as the higher-priced stores.
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As I was doing that recently, I realized that many of you would probably benefit from some help with this process, so I've found 78 affordable look-alikes (or as some people like to call them - "knock offs") that will help you get the urban, mid century look without spending more than you can afford.
Every one of these stylish copycat items is close to just half the cost of similar designer versions. I hope this post helps you find and get something for your home you've been dying to have!
Stylish & Affordable Mid-Century Modern Furniture & Décor
Tufted sofas with stylish legs will never go out of style. I love the grey color of this one!
Brown leather sofas are a staple in the mid-century modern style and this sofa is a great one for an affordable price!
This classic mid-century modern sofa is lovely and the light grey color is extremely versatile!
This modular sofa gives you the opportunity to customize for your space and its deep cushions make it a great spot to spread out or snuggle in.
This square arm sofa with short feet gives a sophisticated MCM feel while still staying cozy and large enough for the whole family!
I love the long single cushion along the main base of this sofa. The low back and angled wood legs give it the classic MCM feel.
Looking for an extremely soft and snuggly sofa with deep cushions and lots of pillows?? This modular sofa from Amazon is a great option!
I love classic style of the wood legs on this one! Plus, the tufted bench cushion gives it some added sophistication.
I love the way this large sectional makes space for everyone while keeping the low-profile with short arms and small legs.
The deep cushions and low arms on this one give it a snuggly feel!
The extra short arms on this couch make it super inviting!
Add the classic MCM style to your space with this leather swoop arm sofa!
Pair this luxe sofa with modern art and a soft rug for the perfect MCM living room.
Add some sophistication to your space with the wood legs and wide cushions on this stylish sofa!
I love the round arm pillows and the tall legs on this one! Looks exactly like the designer sofas and for so much less!
The metal legs and soft cushion arms on this chaise sectional make it perfect for a small space!
This traditional square arm sofa gets elevated with sleek metal legs.
I love the brass feet on this velvet sofa. Grab this to add a little luxe to your space!
Not only does this sofa have a very sleek mid-century style, it's another one that looks almost like designer for way less!
The swoop arms give this one a fun style and the metal legs add a bit of spunk!
Ground your living room space with this lovely sofa - its upholstered front really adds softness to a space.
A fun couch for an entryway or parlor, this grey tufted beauty would be perfect in any home!
I'm a huge fan of light colored chaise couches and this one has my heart!
The wood base and pale green color of this couch make it a lovely accent piece.
I just love the deep green of this sofa and the round end pillows add such a fun style! Also comes in grey and blue!
Have I mentioned how much I love navy chairs? Well, if not, here it is: I LOVE NAVY CHAIRS. Add this chair to a living room or reading nook for instant style!
The wood legs and geometric sides on this chair give it an comfortable edge while still looking modern.
The "c" side table is really convenient for wrapping a sofa arm! And this version does it in style. 🙂
Live-edge wood is quite popular right now, and I love how this table brings together the rustic wood element with the modern square base.
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The tufted headboard on this platform bed is a classic style and adds instant comfort to a bedroom.
I love this modern gold bed frame! Place it against a bold colored wall for a real pop of style.
Not only does this bed provide style, but the drawers underneath give you extra storage too!
How great is this blush bed frame? As you know, I am a fan of pink, but I also love the leg detail on this frame!
I am a huge fan of the black metal bed frame trend, and this one is such a great modern take on it!
Another dream bed 😍If you're looking for a modern natural wood, yet upholstered bed frame, look no more! This one is perfect!
These velvet panel tufted headboards have a very vintage lounge feel and I am here for it!
This nightstand is the epitome of the mid century style furniture! The wood and white, coupled with the thin straight legs, are a beautiful design.
Benches are my favorite because they're multi-functional! Place this one in your entryway, at the end of a bed, or as a coffee table!
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The marble base on this lamp adds instant class to a room. Use it on a nightstand or a console table!
Natural fiber rugs are amazing for any room in your house - if you don't have one, you're missing out! 😉 I love the geometric stitching on this one.
This blue geometric rug is perfect for all types of modern decor - mid century or not. It's an easy way to add a pop of color to an otherwise neutral space.
Light colored jute rugs are a great way to add texture while keeping the space bright and clean-looking.
The distressed look combined with the linear coloring makes this one a subtle way of adding a sophisticated version of vintage.
Are you a fan of blues? This blue distressed Persian rug would be a great pop of blue in any space!
I just love the simple beauty of this rug; if you're looking for an elegant, yet still modern style, this rug is for you!
Again, I just can't handle these light and airy distressed rugs! I love how this one is elegant, yet playful with pops of pink, blue and orange.
I love the modern style of this rug; it's not too busy but still has some pattern to it!
Looking for some subtle texture? The striping in this grey rug adds a nice bit of interest, while still keeping it simple and neutral.
If you have a more traditional style but want to try out the Moroccan rug trend, I'd choose this one! It's a great combo of the two styles.
I LOVE this rug! You often see ivory with dark patterns for this style of Moroccan rug; I love how this one is charcoal grey with ivory patterns!
Looking for something fun and unique? This bright colored Moroccan rug might be just what you need!
Do you have more of a coastal style home? I love the modern nautical feel that this rug has!
I love jute rugs! This one brings in some fun texture and interest with these ivory denim stripes!
Where to Find Cheap Mid-Century Modern Furniture Online
Working with a tight budget?
Before deciding to buy cheap, or lower-priced furniture, consider the fact that the designer stores have higher prices because their products are designed and hand-crafted at a high-end level. With that, you're bound to have a product that last longer and wears better.
Buying what some might call a "West Elm knock-off" or a "CB2 look-alike" is not always the best choice and can leave you disappointed. So be sure to do some research involving the items you choose to buy, especially if it's from one of the retailers listed below.
If your budget simply won't allow for the designer prices, then here are a few of my favorite places to shop for lower-priced sofas and couches:
- Wayfair. This site has TONS of options, but keep in mind most of them have to be assembled.
- Joss & Main. This site has a lot of couches with the classic Pottery Barn feel and most of them are affordable on a tight budget.
- All Modern. This site is filled with modern couches for cheap, many of which look very similar to the ones offered at West Elm for a fraction of the cost.
- Overstock. Another site with tons of options in all sorts of styles.
- Amazon. Yes, Amazon has a lot of furniture now! And who doesn't like the quick and easy delivery?
No matter where you're shopping for affordable furniture and décor, be sure to read the reviews for any item you're considering purchasing. I tend to read over the 3-star reviews to see what people are "somewhat" unhappy with, rather than reading the very happy (5-star) or super unhappy (1-star) reviews.
How to Find Look-Alike or Copycat Pieces
Don't see what you were looking for here? I'm pretty confident you can find a piece similar to the one you love from the designer stores like Pottery Barn, West Elm, or Crate & Barrel at the more affordable places like Target, Wayfair or Overstock.
Here's my method for shopping for look-alikes:
- Can I make it? If you're a DIY'er at all, try thinking through if the item could be made and make it for a fraction of the cost. 🙂
- Look at the description of the item on the designer site and note the "keywords" they use to describe it - for example, a few of the beds in this post was found on Wayfair by searching for "tufted bed" - then search the affordable site using those keywords.
- Filter your results by color or price. Have a specific color you need to match your existing décor or a budget you're trying to stay within? After searching with your keyword, filter your results to match your needs.
- Don't find it on one site? Search the next one!
I hope these designer dupe options are helpful for you to find some beautiful new furniture for your home - and if not, I hope my tips for finding a look-alike ensure you DO find what you're looking for!
If you're in the market for a some furnishings for your home and love the urban, MCM style like I do, I hope this round up of some of the most affordable mid-century modern furniture online was helpful for you!
You know how much I love to create designer spaces at affordable prices! Please let me know if you have any questions. 🙂
Happy shopping, friends!