Re-Create The Room: Mid-Century Modern Style

If you love to browse the vintage shops and thrift stores and are inspired by the retro looks from 50 to 60 years ago, then the Mid-Century Modern style may be perfect for you!

Inspired by 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s pop culture, retro-modern style offers sophisticated designs with a playful side. We’re not talking about shag carpeting or bell-bottom jeans, it’s a style that’s more “Mad Men” than your grandmother’s sofa. Look for pieces with splayed legs, metal or chrome detailing, and whimsical prints or pops of color to capture this throwback style.


Mid-Century Modern combines geometric shapes, clean lines, vivid colors and excellent craftsmanship. It keeps a simple approach in its design, referencing the chic styles of the 1960s and ’70s to create a sophisticated retro look for the modern age. Vibrant colors are used to complement these basic designs, and the use of geometric shapes and splayed legs add intriguing details to this throwback style.

collectionsklaussnerduchess d40600_d40600-lss-b1Pictured: Klaussner Duchess Stationary Living Room Group

Mid-Century Modern’s uncomplicated, fresh aesthetic arose from a desire to propel postwar America into the modern era and recast design through a bold new lens. It’s emphasis on pared-down forms, contemporary patterns, natural materials and a seamless flow between indoors and out creating a medley of functional comfort and chic style.

Here are some of our favorite Mid-Century Modern pieces, available at Sheely’s!

Mid-Century Modern Collage 2018.jpg1. Hammary Essence Three Drawer Sofa Table with Glass Top
2. Klaussner Craven Contemporary Button-Tufted Sofa with Tall Block Legs
3. Hammary Essence Charging Chairside Table with Shelf & 2 Drawers
4. Surya Restoration Natural Finish Rustic Table Lamp
5. Signature Design by Ashley Fazani Contemporary 3-Piece Occasional Table Set
6. Orian Rugs Spoleto Britwick Multi 7’10” x 10’10” Rug
7. Kincaid Furniture Traverse Queen Bedroom Group

For more design ideas, visit our website and shop by style under the Mid-Century Modern style. Or visit our showroom located in North Lima, Ohio.

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Monday: 9am to 9pm
Tuesday: 9am to 8:30pm
Wednesday: 9am to 8:30pm
Thursday: 9am to 8:30pm
Friday: 9am to 9pm
Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: Closed