With roots in our not-so-distant past, we don’t have to go back too far in history to recall the heyday of midcentury modern furniture design. Just as the name implies, the aesthetic was born mid-20th century (sometime during the 1940s, lasting until about 1970) when designers began to concentrate on scaled-down forms and clean, sleek lines to help draw a post-WWII America into the modern era.

Whether it’s because we’re taking our cues from popular culture, such as TV’s Mad Men, or perhaps it’s due to the trend toward consignment and second-hand purchases made via eBay and Craigslist, midcentury modern is a growing trend once again – and furniture manufacturers have taken notice.

Whether it’s in the living room, bedroom or dining room,just one look at a few of the latest items to arrive at Underpriced Furniturmakes it plain to see just what it is we love about the midcentury modern design trend.

Available in linen or gray, the Maguire Collection from Coaster features contemporary design cues such as clean lines, slanted wooden, cylinder legs, and button-tufted seat backs.

Available in linen or gray, the Maguire Collection from Coaster features contemporary design cues such as clean lines, slanted wooden, cylinder legs, and button-tufted seat backs.

Maguire Living Room

With its retro appeal, the Natalia Collection from Coaster evokes a stylish and sophisticated look  while providing the ultimate in tufted comfort and softness. Note the slight angles of the slanted legs and low, flared arms.

With its retro appeal, the Natalia Collection from Coaster evokes a stylish and sophisticated look while providing the ultimate in tufted comfort and softness. Note the slight angles of the slanted legs and low, flared arms.

Natalia Living Room

With its glossy finish over a walnut wood grain print, the modern style of the Kylatran Cocktail Table is further enhanced by its use of metal and the look of wood.

With its glossy finish over a walnut wood grain print, the modern style of the Kylatran Cocktail Table is further enhanced by its use of metal and the look of wood.

Kylatran Cocktail Table

With its soft curve and clean lines, the Grayson Accent Chair (shown in Rust) showcases midcentury modern style and its simple form.

With its soft curve and clean lines, the Grayson Accent Chair (shown in Rust) showcases midcentury modern style and its simple form.

The teal color of the Grayson Accent Chair highlights the muted bright tones of the midcentury modern movement. Note the slight, outward angle of the legs.

The teal color of the Grayson Accent Chair highlights the muted bright tones of the midcentury modern movement. Note the slight, outward angle of the legs.

Grayson Accent Chair

Featuring contrasting wood finishes and wavy paneled fronts, the Dublin Bedroom Collection is indicative of the midcentury modern movement.

Featuring contrasting wood finishes and wavy paneled fronts, the Dublin Bedroom Collection is indicative of the midcentury modern movement.

Dublin Bedroom Collection

With its angled legs and sleek geometric shapes of the seat backs and tabletop, the Kayla Dining Set makes a subtle, yet striking statement in any midcentury modern decor.

With its angled legs and sleek geometric shapes of the seat backs and tabletop, the Kayla Dining Set makes a subtle, yet striking statement in any midcentury modern decor.

Kayla Dining Set

Since the midcentury modern trend is one that works easily and effectively in a mix of various living spaces, make sure to use it in small doses throughout your living area in order to avoid making it look like you’re living in a time capsule from the 1950s. For additional design tips, advice, and other midcentury modern inspiration, be sure to visit Underpriced Furniture today for the largest selection of home furnishings at the lowest prices around.  Happy hunting! See you soon!

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