With Mid-Century Modern making such a huge comeback to the world of interior design, the term has become quite muddied. Everywhere you turn something has been deemed “mid-century modern style” even though it ranges so widely in different styles. Part of this is due to the wide time range of approximately 1930’s to 1960’s in American architecture, design, and style.
Some of the more distinctive styles that made Mid-Century Modern so popular are the clean lines and pure simplicity combined with natural curves. Giving certain pieces a rather futuristic vibe. Designers like Charles & Ray Eames (creators of the infamous Eames Chair), Arne Jacobsen, George Nelson, Harry Bertoia and so many more began to create these beautiful modern designs.
These designer’s stunning creations are still replicated to this day. However, as timeless as these designs are, a single chair can set you back as much as $5,000 or more. Needless to say, this is not the kind of money the average joe spends on a chair. The good news is that you don’t need to sacrifice style in order to stay in budget. We are going to share with you how to design a sleek mid-century modern bedroom without breaking the bank. Keep reading to find out how.
Brand Names = $$$
If you are wanting a mid century modern bedroom on the cheap, you are going to have to say goodbye to brand names. There are plenty of replicas, knock offs, and cost effective inspired pieces that are sure to make your room look beautiful and simple without breaking the bank.
The first thing you should do is let go of the idea that a brand name instantly makes a product worth thousands and thousands of dollars more than the replica. Unless you want the only piece of furniture in your house to be a Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair. (Which runs from $5,295 – $8,495) Which is ALSO a REPLICA by the way. These chairs are expertly handcrafted to perfection, however this is a luxury piece of furniture and there are other non name brand version that may not survive being used for 100 years, but it will make you room look just as classic.
With this style being so popular you can now find pieces everywhere, at Overstock, GDF Studio, Amazon, Target, West Elm, and even Walmart! So there is no reason why you can’t have a beautiful mid-century modern home no matter what your budget is.
Looking for something a little less modern? Check out our Vintage Bedroom Design on a Budget <LINK to see how we design a vintage inspired bedroom without breaking the bank.
Modway Tracy Bed
Our favorite design feature on this bed frame is its angled feet. They really speak to the mid-century modern motif.
The fabric headboard is simple, but adds a little definition and texture to make it stand out from the rest of the best.
Other materials are also very popular for mid-century modern bed frames. You will see a lot of wooden bed frames out there, which we also love.
Looking for the ideal wooden bed frame for the modern day minimalist? Then you’ll love the Thuma Bed – click the link to read our full review.
Carson Carrinton Nightstand
This walnut and white nightstand veers on the edge of the 1960s side of mid-mod.
The mixed textures between the white and the wood is also a common technique used with mid century modern design.
Mixing different material within one piece of furniture was commonly done and creates interesting shapes and color blocking.
Eames Replica Chair
No Mid-Century Modern styled home is complete without one. Not only is the design of this chair timeless, it is also incredibly comfortable. All of us here at Our Sleep Guide believe that comfort should always be #1.
A chair (or mattress) simply aren’t worth having no matter how pretty, as long as they are comfortable. That is why we think this replica is absolutely worth trying.
If you’re looking for a slightly different style chair that also packs a mid-century modern punch, then check out the Womb Chair, typically covered in a fabric this chair is slightly softer and great for a bedroom setting.
Carson Carrington Media Table
We love that the colors of this media cabinet goes well with the bedside table without completely matching.
When you have such distinct furniture pieces, and you buy a full matching set it is very noticeable. It looks like you purchased everything as a full set vs finding and collecting vintage pieces. This cheapens the look of your bedroom.
By changing up the look just a little, you maintain a cohesive feel to your bedroom without looking too “matchy matchy”. This keeps your bedroom from looking mass produced, and instead more like a collection of found pieces.
Gold Table Lamp
The legs on this table lamp add a touch of elegance to a rather simplistic room. The angular shape is very reminiscent of mid-century modern designs, letting it fit right in to the rest of the bedroom.
While the gold gives it a touch of truly modern day feel. It also adds yet another layer of mixing materials that is to popular with the mid-century modern designers.
Brooklyn Bedding Microfiber Sheets
A bed simply isn’t complete without comfortable sheets. When it comes to dressing a bed in a Mid-Century Modern style bedroom the key is to keep things as simple as possible. A bold 60’s inspired color can be fun every now and then, but you can never go wrong with a set of white sheets.
We love a good set of white or ivory sheets. It might be simple but the impact of a clean and crisp set of sheets on a ready made bed, never disappoints. The comfort and price point of the microfiber sheets by Brooklyn Bedding is just perfect. They also have several neutral shades to choose from if pure white isn’t your thing.
Mid-Century Modern Bedroom on a Budget:
By adding a few distinct and expensive looking pieces, you can change the entire vibe of your bedroom. Keep in mind that by avoiding brand names, the mid-century modern style becomes much more budget friendly. For the price of one name brand chair you can furnish your entire bedroom (or two) without sacrificing style.
Mid-Century Modern style has been trending for nearly 2 decades now. Which is much longer than most trends last. While mid-mod may go in and out of being trendy, we believe it’s simple beauty will remain timeless and continue to return time and time again.
We hope with a few of our tips you will be able to design your own perfect Mid-Century Modern Bedroom and stick to your budget.
We would love to see your Mid-Century Modern bedroom design! If you decorate your bedroom, email us through our Contact Us page and send us pictures. You can also ask us any questions you may have, we would love to help out in any way we can.