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5 Mid-century modern sofas to give your space a Scandi-cool update

Classic, clean & elegant, mid-century modern is an interior style constant

By Amy Saunders  | January 10, 2022 | Category

Picture: Supplied
Picture: Supplied

Since the 20th-century mid-century modern interior design has intrigued creators and consumers alike with the simplistic beauty of its core principles. Think clean lines, muted tones, mixed materials, vibrant colour and the seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living.

During that time designer names including Eames, Noguchi and Saarinen became household names and the blueprint for the timeless style the world is still obsessed with. Mid-century modern has also informed the majority of interior trends we see today, such as the minimalist style’s sleek lines, clean and uncluttered spaces, natural hues and focus on functional spaces. Mid-century modern can also be linked to 2022’s botanical trend by the fusion of indoor and outdoor spaces as well as the eclectic nostalgic trend by the style element of mixed materials and various pops of colour.

If you’re looking to join the movement and bring mid-century modern pieces into your living space, consider starting with one of the most notable pieces in your home, the sofa.

Take a look at House & Garden’s top 5 mid-century modern sofa picks below.

Weylandts Eclipse Sofa from R15 995

We love the modern design and the sleek lines of the Eclipse Sofa from Weylandts. The sofa’s timber legs paired with the neutral fabric give it a natural look however if you’re looking for a more eclectic mixed material vibe metal legs are available on request.

Dane Sofa from Tonic R30 499

The striking lines and bold look of the Dane Sofa from Tonic make this sofa the perfect key element for the mid-century modern interior. The sofa features a warm timber frame and feather down for extra comfort cushions.

Créma Design’s Rico Sofa. Price available on request.

The Rico Sofa from Créma Design offers soft, welcoming comfort paired with unique curves and volume for some modern styled fun. The sofa features lush bouclé fabric and comes in off-white and a warm dark grey.

Paula Sofa from the SofaCompany R19 999

This curvy creation is the Paula sofa from the SofaCompany. The Paula sofa is an inviting statement piece wrapped in their Maya Cream fabric, which is bouclé in an off white tone.

Knus’ Supine Lounger Double from R18 740

The Supine Lounger from Knus features sleek, strong lines needed for the mid-century modern look. The hardwood timber is the star of the show softened by cushions to complete the natural and neutral look.