75+ Best Affordable Mid-Century Modern Furniture & Décor Pieces that Look Expensive

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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.

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

Sofas

FROM WAYFAIR

The thin wood legs and round side pillows give this sofa a modern, and yet cozy, feel.

FROM WAYFAIR

I love the charcoal grey color of this sofa. And don't you just love the swoop arms??

FROM WAYFAIR

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!

FROM WAYFAIR

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!

Chairs

FROM WAYFAIR

This chair is one of my favorites! I love the linear style of the wood legs and arms.

FROM WAYFAIR

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!

FROM WAYFAIR

The wood legs and geometric sides on this chair give it an comfortable edge while still looking modern.

FROM AMAZON

The lines on this chair's arms are quiet unique! I love the texture of the fabric too.

Side Tables

FROM WAYFAIR

The "c" side table is really convenient for wrapping a sofa arm! And this version does it in style. 🙂

Dining Tables

FROM WAYFAIR

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.

Beds

(QUEEN PRICES SHOWN)

FROM WAYFAIR

This classic mid-century modern bed is the perfect foundation for a stunning bedroom!

FROM WAYFAIR

The tufted headboard on this platform bed is a classic style and adds instant comfort to a bedroom.

FROM WAYFAIR

I love this modern gold bed frame! Place it against a bold colored wall for a real pop of style.

FROM OVERSTOCK

Not only does this bed provide style, but the drawers underneath give you extra storage too!

FROM WALMART

This wood platform bed is great for modern industrial or farmhouse styled bedrooms!

FROM WAYFAIR

Looking for a wood mid-century bed frame? This one is a perfect fit!

FROM WAYFAIR

I love the rustic modern look of this one with the chevron detailing.

FROM WAYFAIR

Again, another great bed frame for a modern industrial or farmhouse bedroom!

FROM ALLMODERN

Looking for a more sleek style? This bed frame is a great minimal and sleek option.

FROM WAYFAIR

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!

FROM WAYFAIR

I love how the headboard of this bed wraps around! It looks cozy, yet stylish.

FROM WAYFAIR

I am a huge fan of the black metal bed frame trend, and this one is such a great modern take on it!

FROM WAYFAIR

Another dream bed 😍If you're looking for a modern natural wood, yet upholstered bed frame, look no more! This one is perfect!

Headboards

FROM WAYFAIR

These velvet panel tufted headboards have a very vintage lounge feel and I am here for it!

FROM WAYFAIR

I love how this midcentury headboard has the wood and upholstered combo!

FROM HOME DEPOT

Looking for a bit more masculine headboard? This one is a great option!

FROM WAYFAIR

I really love the modern simplicity of this grid tufted headboard.

Nightstands

FROM WAYFAIR

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

FROM WAYFAIR

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!

Lamps

FROM WAYFAIR

The marble base on this lamp adds instant class to a room. Use it on a nightstand or a console table!

FROM ALLMODERN

 This brass lamp is such a fun and unique piece, perfect for a nightstand or desk!

Rugs

FROM WAYFAIR

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.

FROM WAYFAIR

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.

FROM RUGS USA

This moroccan rug with tassels is a great way to add comfort and some playful style.

FROM WAYFAIR

Light colored jute rugs are a great way to add texture while keeping the space bright and clean-looking.

FROM WAYFAIR

The distressed look combined with the linear coloring makes this one a subtle way of adding a sophisticated version of vintage.

FROM WAYFAIR

I love the black accents in this one! Stylish and a statement.

FROM RUGS USA

Are you a fan of blues? This blue distressed Persian rug would be a great pop of blue in any space!

FROM WAYFAIR

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!

FROM RUGS USA

Y'all know I love a good distressed Persian rug; plus, these colors are lovely!

FROM RUGS USA

If you're looking to add coziness to your space, this woven rug is just for you!

FROM WAYFAIR

I love the modern style of this rug; it's not too busy but still has some pattern to it!

FROM WAYFAIR

Looking for some subtle texture? The striping in this grey rug adds a nice bit of interest, while still keeping it simple and neutral.

FROM RUGS USA

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.

FROM RUGS USA

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!

FROM RUGS USA

Looking for something fun and unique? This bright colored Moroccan rug might be just what you need!

FROM RUGS USA

I'm a huge fan of this lattice rug! It would go perfectly in a modern or boho space.

FROM RUGS USA

Do you have more of a coastal style home? I love the modern nautical feel that this rug has!

FROM RUGS USA

I love jute rugs! This one brings in some fun texture and interest with these ivory denim stripes!

FROM OVERSTOCK

This rug is such a fun and fresh style; it reminds me of a clouds during a sunset!

FROM WAYFAIR

I am liking the soft, urban feel of this rug with the pops of rose, mustard and teal!

FROM WAYFAIR

I love abstract art; this rug looks like an abstract painting for your floor!

Art

FROM WAYFAIR

I'm a huge fan of abstract art and love this print!

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:

  1. 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. 🙂
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!

Conclusion

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!

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