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Curating Mid-Century Modern Furniture, Lighting & Decor

If you need a clear sign that it's time to refresh your home, the superlative collection of mid-century modern furniture, lighting & decor now available at west elm is it. With high-quality furnishings that upgrade the feel of any room and details that sing the praises of past design icons, the mid-century looks that are meant for you are easy to find. Discover sofas and coffee tables for an exciting room rejuvenation or carry a lighting story throughout your home with the best in sculptural lamps. From accents to anchor pieces, mid-century modern furniture, lighting & decor can enhance your lifestyle with just a few satisfying selections.

Mid-Century Modern Sofas and Coffee Tables

Many people love to present their mid-century modern furniture, lighting & decor choices in a central area of the home. That way, you spend a lot of time enjoying your pieces, while giving your guests reasons to feel relaxed and welcome in a curated entertaining space. Start with a new sofa and coffee table to set the mood.

  • Mid-century modern sofas often place emphasis on the frame. Cushions may be both high and deep, but they command attention because of how they're framed, usually by wood and tapered legs.
  • Tapering is a common design element in mid-century modern furniture. Legs that skew slightly outward allow substantial pieces like a sofa or larger table to remain stable while highlighting delicate woodturning details.
  • Mid-century rugs can bring the whole look together. Try an expansive area rug under a coffee table with signature mid-century details like built-in drawers with knobs or sliding credenza-inspired doors.

Mid-Century Modern Lighting

Test the waters of mid-century modern furniture, lighting & decor with a well-placed light fixture. Once you install a chandelier or warm up a corner with a floor lamp, you may realize you want the whole room to reflect the look.

  • Bubble shades are a hallmark of mid-century lighting. These round glass shades help diffuse light in all directions for a broad, comfortable glow. While LED lighting rarely needs care, these shades are still easy to maintain over time.
  • Rods create the elongated proportions that are a crucial part of this design look. The slim style is great for pendants, chandeliers and table lamps.
  • Throw a design curve into the mix with exposed Edison-inspired bulbs. This is an incredible way to make your mid-century space feel modern.

Mid-Century Modern Dining Tables

For a clean look, shop mid-century modern dining tables. These tables are classic enough to last for years of enjoyment, including holidays, dinner parties and more. With the right chairs, you'll have the mid-century look down in no time.

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