10 Small Ways to Bring Midcentury Modern Style to Your Home

Bring retro-inspired decor into your home...in moderation, of course.

Even if you don't have a midcentury modern-style home, you can still do quite a bit to bring that retro '50s and '60s vibe to your space. And you don't necessarily need to make everything MCM in order to take advantage of the fun design vibes.

Check out some of our favorite ideas for bringing a bit of the MCM design style into your home without going totally overboard. Feel free to mix and match to create your ultimate MCM space.

Sputnik Lighting Pendant

Photo by: Lights.com


Switching out some of your light fixtures is another easy way to immediately bring the midcentury modern vibe into your home. This chrome fixture is named after the Soviet Union's Sputnik satellite which launched in 1957.

$179, lights.com

Star Backplate

Photo by: Rejuvenation


A great place to start MCM-ifying your home is with your cabinet and door hardware. This funky star backplate mimics the atomic age look you'd often find in kitchens between the '40s and '60s. If you don't want to go all in on your kitchen, consider using these in a smaller space like the bathroom. You can also choose from different metal finishes to coordinate with the other items in your home.

Midcentury Modern Shelving

Photo by: West Elm

West Elm

Here's a great MCM-inspired shelf that would be perfect for someone in a smaller space who doesn't have a lot of room to spare. The shelf can be mounted on your wall, and it even includes a cabinet to keep clutter at bay.

$349, westelm.com

SMEG Mini Refrigerator

Photo by: Sur La Table

Sur La Table

These colorful SMEG refrigerators scream retro. Another great choice for a smaller space, this mini version will take up much less room than a standard-sized refrigerator. Despite its retro look, this refrigerator is brand new, energy efficient and available in four fun hues.

Retro Wall Decal

Photo by: Wall Star Graphics

Wall Star Graphics

Here's a great alternative to wallpaper — a retro, midcentury modern-inspired wall decal. Available in 20 different colors, this decal comes in strips, so it's easy to install. It would work great in a smaller space such as a kid's nursery or a master closet.

Elevated Cat Bed

Photo by: Walmart


This funky cat perch has a great '50s retro vibe to it. And while your cat is sure to love it, it can even double as a side table if you happen to be short on space.

$34.99, walmart.com

Fabric Pillow

Photo by: Froy


Adding a few throw pillows is another easy way to immediately bring some MCM style into your space. This triangle-patterned pillow has a retro feeling to it and can be combined with other MCM throw pillows for a more understated look.

$69, froy.com

Surya Hudson Park Rug

Photo by: Rugs USA

Rugs USA

This bright-orange rug features an MCM-inspired geometric pattern. It's available in a variety of sizes, as well as other colors that fit right into that vintage '50s palette. This would pair well with a simple, solid sofa or a platform bed in a guest bedroom.

$739, rugsusa.com

Finn Midcentury Modern Bench

Photo by: Hayneedle


This small bench features typical midcentury modern tapered legs with two drawers and a cushioned area for seating that's perfect for a stylish entryway.

Pink Mini Print

Photo by: Society6


Adding a few select prints to your home is another great way to bring more of an MCM feel to your space. This pretty, pink print is a great option for a light splash of color. And if you like this print, Society6 allows you to choose from shower curtains, throw pillows, duvet covers, wall clocks and many other pieces of home decor. So no matter what you need for your space, you can pick out the perfect item.

If you're looking to add some actual midcentury modern accessories to your home, some of our favorite spots for finding vintage pieces online are Chairish, EBTH (Everything But The House) and 1st Dibs.

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