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When designing a Mid Century Modern home office, we look for both classic MCM style and functionality. You can create a beautiful, stylish office and still have storage and space you need to stay productive and organized. This post includes our top must-haves for a mid-century modern inspired home office space that you will love walking into every morning.

Mid Century Modern Office
Black retro typewriter on a unique wooden desk, a mid-century modern chair and a renovated bookcase in a hipster home office interior. Real photo.

Mid-Century Modern Office Must Haves

Mid-century modern office spaces should be centered around a few classic pieces; modern desks, office chairs, and bookshelves 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 mid-century office in the following post.

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 Coffee and Side Tables
Scandinavian Designs
Smart Furniture

1. Scandinavian-style desk

Mid Century Modern Office, Abroma Desk WALNUT - Scandinavian Designs

The Abroma Desk from Scandinavian Designs is beautifully crafted from solid walnut. It has two drawers and storage departments for functionality while keeping that classic mid-century modern feel with clean lines and tapered angled legs.

2. For A Smaller Mid-Century Office Space

Mid Century Modern Writing Desk by LexMod

We love the Render Writing Desk from Lexmod for it’s mid-century aesthetics but compact enough for a small room or apartment.

3. More Compact Mid-Century Modern Office Desks

Mid Century Modern Office, Cant Desk by Blu Dot

This Blu Dot desk is a sleek walnut and steel design that’s equally compact and functional. It’s the perfect option for a small office space for someone who requires space efficiency with an eye for design.

4. Customizable Scandinavian Mid-Century Desk

The Magrit Modular Wall Unit from Scandinavian Designs is an amazing customizable option that is great whether you have a large or small home office. The open space is classic for any MCM office space that wants to showcase its trinkets and collectibles.

5. Art Deco Inspired Desk

Art Deco Style Desk by LexMod

This unquestionably stunning white and gold desk by Lexmod is perfect for modern workspaces with an art deco or mid-century inspiration.

6. Discreet Storage For Your MCM Office

Mid Century Modern Office, Inari Desk With Storage Return Cool Brown - Scandinavian Designs

The Inari Desk from Scandinavian Designs not only maximizes storage space, but provides a vast amount of Mid Century inspired desk space for your office.

7. Vegan Leather MCM Office Chair

Mid Century Modern Office Chair

The modern style and vintage elegance of this vegan leather office chair by Lexmod is also a perfect compliment to any mid-century office.

8. Mod Swivel Chair

Mid Century Modern Office, Radius Chair by Gus* Modern

This simple, swivel desk chair has both mid-century modern sparkle and office chair functionality. It rolls for easy movement in and out of your desk, and you can adjust its height based on what works best for you.

More Office Chairs for Your MCM Office

Art Deco Desk Chairs for Home Office

Not only does your desk chair need to be comfortable and functional for hours of work but it can also be stylish. Find a selection of comfortable, modern desk chairs in neutral and bold colors from Eternity Modern.

9. Mid-Century Office Leaning Bookcase

Mid Century Shelving Units, Eileen Shelf by BDI

The elegant silhouette of the Eileen Shelf by BDI will compliment any mid-century office or living room. Additionally, this unit is available in three finishes to match your decor with glass shelving that creates an airy, modern look.

10. Favorite Bookcase for Your Mid-Century Modern Office

Haldi Bookcase I WALNUT - Scandinavian Designs

The Haldi Bookcase I from Scandinavian Design is undoubtedly a classic. Store your favorite books and keepsakes with this beautifully crafted walnut bookshelf. You can check out their entire selection of bookcases here.

11. Floating Shelving For Your MCM

Floating shelves by LexMod

The Omnistand Wall Mounted Shelves by Lexmod are without a doubt great for any living room, lounge area, or office space. Bring both mid-century style and a sleek linear silhouette to any wall and showcase home accessories or organize your personal belongings.

12. Wood and Iron Bookshelf

Mid Century Modern Office, Trey Bookshelf

Though most of your home office work is probably done on a computer or tablet, never underestimate the power of a bookshelf. These simple shelves provide space for books, binders, or the odds and ends that complete your workspace.

13. Classic Mid-Century Modern Storage

Mid century modern shelving

The Realm Bookcase in Walnut by Lexmod has three tiers to both keep you organized and stylishly display all of your favorite objects. The classic mid-century design together with the slanted dowel legs is the perfect finish to any living room, hallway or entryway.

14. A Classic Mid-Century Modern Office Lounge Chair

Mid Century Modern Office, Anselmo Leather Recliner & Ottoman - Scandinavian Designs

If you are looking for a mid-century modern chair that is both classy and comfortable, look no further. The Anselmo Leather Recliner & Ottoman from Scandinavian Designs is ideal for a living room, lounge space, or office. Not quite your style? Check out additional Scandinavian Design’s accent chairs in the catalog.

15. A Pop Of Color From An Accent Chair

Mid Century Style Accent Chair

The Lexmod Upholstered Lounge Chair in Teal is comfortable, fun, and practical for your office space and also adds a pop of color.

16. Undra Lounge Chair

Mid Century Modern Office chair, Undra Lounge

Compact enough to fit in a tight space but comfortable enough to sit on for hours and read, we are obsessed with the Undra Lounge Chair by Scandinavian Designs.

17. For A Large Mid-Century Office Space

Foundry Chaise by Gus Modern

Fashion meets function with the Foundry Chaise by Gus Modern. Both the elegant minimalism and classic Scandinavian design elements of this chair suit almost any large office space.

18. Woman’s Mid-Century Home Office Space

Mid Mod Accent Chair in Rose

The Summit Accent Performance Velvet Armchair is both an elegant and classic addition to any office. A set of beautiful accent chairs provides both comfort and functionality in conversational arrangements for meetings or guests.

19. Mid-Century Office Wall Art and Clocks

Nelson Ball Clock by Vitra

A fun wall clock like The Nelson Ball Clock by Vitra adds both classic mid-century whimsy and atomic charm to any office. You can also find a variety of custom made mid-century clocks in unique mid mod styles on Etsy.

20. Mid-Century Office Rugs

Art Deco Home Office Area Rugs

A beautiful area rug can warm up your office and bring the overall space together. Particularly, if you have a large home office, use area rugs to define different sections of the room. Additionally, area rugs should extend beyond the edges of the furniture and leave room to slide a chair back without falling off the edge. Finally, be sure to choose a low pile if you are using a rug under a rolling chair or cart. Browse a selection of Mid-Century inspired area rugs for your home office on Macys.com.

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