Love mid-century decor but don’t know where to find it? These are some great pieces you can still buy and places to find amazing mid-century decor.
I grew up in a house built in the 1940s and I think that really started my love for mid-century design. My mom decorated our kitchen in a very 1950s style. It was adorable and I have great memories from that kitchen.
That house, in general, was such a good house. My mom and I both talk about how it was a great size and layout. I think if either of us were to build we’d build a house like that one.
A few years ago now my husband and I bought a house that was built in 1963. It is all still almost all original, complete with a pink bathroom and aqua countertops in the kitchen. I will someday get around to taking photos to share here. I’ll be honest, I rarely seem to have the WHOLE house picture ready at the same time.
Needless to say, having a vintage home and loving that style means I also have decorated my home largely in a mid-century style. It’s lead to me finding some pretty great places to find mid-century decor and I wanted to share those finds with you.
My favorite finds are the true vintage pieces, especially ones that have been passed down to me from family, but some new pieces are good as well.
New is often better if you have small kids because true vintage pieces can contain lead. I tend to stick to the non-painted or fabric pieces when it comes to true vintage. Those are safer items. I do collect vintage Pyrex which can contain lead but I’ve shared before how I’m very careful with it. I have my great grandma’s dishes but those are just for display in a cabinet by themselves.
Now on to the fun part, the mid-century inspired decor that you can still buy. Look at the end of this post for links to stores where you can find even more.
Where to Buy Mid Century Decor
These are the places I like to shop for mid-century decor online. I also find true vintage pieces at local antique stores and even thrift stores from time to time. Estate sales are another great place to check out.
A large amount of my home furniture and decor came from West Elm. I love their style and have found so many fun things there.
I often add some of my favorite retro items to my Amazon shop so be sure to check that out often. If you know of other good stores to check out be sure to share them in the comments below.