As I continued ‘shopping’ major retailers to see what kind of midcentury inspired pieces they have to offer, my next stop was Ikea. Now, Ikea always seems to have sleek, modern furniture and goods that blend well with any decor style, but I was especially pleased to see several pieces that looked like they were plucked right out of the 60s.
This comfy looking wing chair reminds me of something grandpa or grandma would have in their midcentury living room. The chair comes in five colors — including this olive green and a bright golden yellow — and has the characteristic medium wood toned, tapered legs found on many a midcentury chair. At $279, this chair won’t break the bank, plus it comes with a 10-year limited warranty.
Update: Thanks to reader Jeff, who kindly pointed out:
According to the IKEA catalog, the Strandmon wing chair actually is a design that they originally sold in 1951, which makes it authentic mid-century. And another authentic mid-century item is the three-legged, leaf shaped Lovbacken side table, which was the first flat-pack furniture item that IKEA sold back in 1956 and reintroduced in 2013.
These warm, walnut veneer tables would coordinate well with vintage midcentury furniture and have a pleasing, surfboard shape that is reminiscent of many vintage tables I’ve seen.
It can be very difficult to find a TV stand that coordinates well with your vintage furniture, has space for all your gadgets and holes pre-made to let the cords out the back. The Stockholm TV unit fits the bill quite well, and also has some great fold in doors that hide your cable box when not in use.
If you have a collection of small vintage goodies that you despise dusting, here’s a good display option for you. This glass dome comes in two different sizes and is a great way to display everything from midcentury bottlebrush Christmas trees to vintage ceramic pieces. You could even fill it completely with vintage buttons or other small trinkets.
This chrome, botanical inspired candlestick holder would easily dress up a fireplace mantel, coffee table or even act as the centerpiece for your next family meal.
I absolutely love the simple leaf pattern on these Overens plates and bowls. The pale green, black and white color combination is also classic and would look fantastic on your midcentury dining table.
This set of three candle holders is made of mouth blown, white glass. The tulip base on these candleholders reminds me so much of the Saarinen tulip chairs and tables that were so popular in midcentury America — and are super hot again today.
This fun mirror/storage combination comes in white or bright yellow. I could see this fitting right into a bedroom full of Broyhill Premier Chapter One furniture or another pop-inspired space.
These Lixhult storage cabinets come in several different sizes, shapes and colors. Combining them together (as shown above) creates a fun, Mondrian inspired storage center that becomes an art piece itself.
Who doesn’t love a good doll house? This affordable ($29.99) doll house shelf can be painted or stained any color you desire — either for your kiddos or for you to practice your decorating stills or display vintage doll furniture and other small goodies. No vintage dollhouse furniture? Ikea has you covered with these Huset doll furniture living room and bedroom furniture sets.