Mid-Century Modern Decor Finds for Under $200

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Clean lines, bold colors, organic shapes and industrial materials are the keys to nailing this style
  1. Mid-Century Modern Living

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    This design style -- which developed from the 1930s through the 1960s -- is still red-hot in home decorating. And you don’t have to go broke buying Eames, Saarinen and Miller pieces to pull it off. Get the perfect mid-century modern look in your home by mixing and matching bright colors, retro designs and anything wood veneer. Click through to get the look cheap!

  2. Slim Wood Armchair

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    Streamlined upholstery and a natural blond-wood frame make this chair both comfortable (a must!) and chic.

    Thesi chair, $179, CB2.com

  3. Plush Sheepskin

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    Plush sheepskin is a must in any mid-century-inspired home. Toss one over a chair or near a fireplace.

    Rens sheepskin, $30, IKEA.com

  4. A Low Coffee Table

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    This curvy design can be an end table or even a computer desk when flipped on its side.

    Function Works Tre Table multi-function table, $130, AllModern.com 

  5. Vinyl Pillows

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    Formica, plastic, linoleum, melamine and vinyl are all hallmark materials of the mid-century modern era and look best in small doses. Pick one for your living room, like this vinyl pillow, and be done.

    Soho Tangerine pillow, $65, BlisslivingHome.com

  6. Wire Display

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    This sculptural wire piece makes a statement while showcasing your family photographs, postcards and notes. Hang it over your dining room table or above a reading nook.

    Photo mobile, $14, MoMAStore.org 

  7. A Bold Clock

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    Mid-century modern designers often took ordinary objects and materials and incorporated them into their works. A funky clock made from colorful kitchen utensils is a quirky and stylish example.

    Multi-color silverware utensils wall clock, $35, Amazon.com

  8. Steel Knobs

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    Upgrade existing cabinet knobs with this mid-century modern version -- recognizable by its geometric shape and chrome finish -- for an instant update.

    Emtek Mid-Century Modern 1 3/4" (44 mm) Podium knob, $12, TheHardwareHut.com

  9. A Glass Pendant

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    Think spherical. The hanging globe -- whether an actual light or simply a suspended sphere -- was huge during the mid-century modern period.

    Globe pendant, $99, WestElm.com

  10. Poster Art

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    Instead of painting a wall a bold color, hang a graphic, color-blocked work by mid-century artist Paul Klee.

    New Harmony poster, $129, RoomandBoard.com