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When designing a Mid Century dining room, we look for both classic MCM style and functionality for entertaining. You can create a beautiful, stylish dining room and still have storage for your antique plates and barware. This post includes our top must-haves for a mid-century modern inspired dining room space that you will love sharing with your guests!

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Mid-Century Dining

Mid-century modern dining room spaces should be centered around a few classic pieces; modern dining tables, dining chairs, and storage. Other accessories will be added once you have pick a color palette and created your mid-century aesthetic to start. From Scandinavian style to art-deco, we will cover our favorite looks for a modern dining rooms in the following post.

Additionally, if you’re feeling inspired by our selections, we recommend browsing the coordinating pieces for your living from these Mid Century Modern sites:
Eternity Modern
Scandinavian Designs
Smart Furniture

Below you’ll find our top furniture picks along with some affordable options to check out when you’re looking for your just-perfect-piece.

1. A Classic Small MCM Dining Room Set

Cress Dining Table Round WALNUT - Scandinavian Designs

Firstly, The Cress Round Dining Table set from Scandinavian Designs is a great addition to any dining room. This American Walnut Finish table will make your dining room complete with its simple and classic style. We especially love it paired with the Fuchsia dining chair (shown above). Shop other Scandinavian Designs furniture here.

2. A Classic Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chair

Harper Dining Chair by Modloft

Secondly, the Harper Dining Chair by Modloft make a gorgeous addition to any mid-century dining room set up. Wrapped in a walnut shell, these chairs are both classic and stylish. They look especially great around smaller tables, but would also look good on a larger expandable mid-century table.

3. Best Mid-Century Dining Table on a Budget

Centiar Dining Table, , large

The Centiar dining table by Ashley has a tubular base that serves up a fun twist on classic mid-century style. This is a great affordable starting piece of furniture for apartments or those with smaller spaces by wanting to add some pizazz to their room.

4. Mid-Century Dining Table For Large Gatherings

The Cress Dining Table comes in both 71″ and 87″ options, making it a great choice for larger parties. Additionally, the angled legs make this beautiful table with a walnut finish a classic mid-century addition to your room.

5. Farmhouse Meets Mid-Century Modern

Plank Dining Table by Gus Modern

The Plank Dining Table by Gus Modern has a mid-mod meets farmhouse look that will certainly work with a variety of home designs. Sit up to 6 people comfortably at your table for years to come in this quality piece of furniture.

6. Mid-Century Dining For Two

Mid century modern dining table

The mid-century style bar set by Lexmod is great for a small entertaining area or smaller dining room. With both sleek lines and gold accents, this brings glamorous energy and an art deco style to your lounge area.

7. A Statement Piece With A Stunning Base

The Oleander Dining Table is made of solid walnut and glass and resembles a refined work of art. We especially love this table paired with white dining room chairs for a classic and understated dining room or breakfast nook.

8. Classic Mid-Century Modern Structure

Mid Century Modern Dining Room Table

Another piece with a fantastic statement base, the Crossroads 63″ Oval Pedestal Wood Dining Table from Lexmod makes a fantastic focal point of any MCM dining room.

9. Wooden Chairs for Mid-Century Dining

Lecture Chair by Gus Modern

The Lecture Chair by Gus Modern is a classic mid-century wooden chair that feels like an old school chair.

10. Velvet Art Deco Chairs

Beatrix Beatrix Navy Velvet Side Chair, Blue/Gold, large

An elegant addition, we highly recommend the Beatrix Navy Velvet Side Chair by Ashley to add a pop of color and glamour to your dining room. Also looks great as an accent piece in any home office or living room.

11. Classic Mid-Century Modern Dining Chair

The Juneau Dining Chair by Scandinavian Designs is a classic mid-century modern style chair that will suit almost any dining table. This understated piece has a cream fabric seat and tapered legs.

12. Curved Mid-Century Velvet Chairs

Mid century modern dining room chairs by LexMod

The vintage glamour of these golden velvet chairs by Lexmod will elevate any mid-century dining room. We love both the sleek look of vegan leather and simple, modern styling of the angled legs.

13. MCM Chairs That Scream Fun

Summer Chair In Charcoal Fabric and Walnut Wood, Charcoal, large

The Summer Chair by Ashley is a great comfortable piece to sit for long stretches (including holiday meals) and a fun addition to any mid-century dining room.

14. Our Favorite Mid-Century Bar Cabinet

Hendrick Low Cabinet Timber Brown - Scandinavian Designs

The Hendrick Low Cabinet by Scandinavian Designs is a great addition to any mid-century dining room. This timber brown piece crafted with poplar wood is durable and can be used to store essential home bar essentials. Shop other Scandinavian Designs furniture here.

15. Mid-Century Modern Dining Serving Tray

Oyer Oval Serving Tray - Walnut - Scandinavian Designs

We love this walnut Oyer Oval Serving Tray from Scandinavian Designs. It makes a classy backdrop for cheese spreads or charcuterie but would also be lovely for under a centerpiece.

16. Add a Pop of Color to Your Dining Table

Etne Round Serving Tray Yellow - Scandinavian Designs

If color is more your thing, you may opt for the brightly colored Etne Round Serving Tray instead. This fun large circular design is great for hosting gatherings or just organizing miscellaneous items on your favorite desk. Additionally available in red and blue.

17. Curio Cabinet for MCM Dining

Akana Curio Cabinet High Gloss Brown - Scandinavian Designs

The Fakana Curio Cabinet from Scandinavian Designs is a great storage piece for your living room or dining room. Installed LED lights in this piece help showcase your most precious collectables.

18. Mid-Century Rugs for Dining Room

Tunis Rug - Beige Tunis Beige / 8' x 11' - Scandinavian Designs

Finally, The Tunis Rug in beige from Scandinavian Designs is a subtle nod to exotic globally-inspired rugs. This stunning rug is great for both dining rooms and living rooms, but would also be a nice fit for casual office spaces.


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