Searching for the perfect Mid-Centrury TV Unit
Do you have that one piece of furniture that you’ve always said you’d replace but never got round to? For us it’s the TV stand that we inherited from my parents who saved it from their friend’s skip. It’s served us well for the last 7 years and has received a few makeovers (from a cream shabby chic look when we first moved in together to a coat of Railings when we went to the darkside in our current home) but I finally feel like it’s time for a change.
The issue I’ve had is that I haven’t been able to decide what I want. We have a mix of vintage and new furniture in our home and I’ve been torn between finding something vintage vs going to IKEA and hacking one from their BESTA collection.
In an attempt to help me make a decision, I’ve rounded up my top 7 Mid-Century inspired options. There are So many gorgeous originals on eBay and Etsy which are also an option!
At the top of my wish list is this West Elm mid-century inspired media unit which borrows its tapered legs, angled face and understated details from iconic '50s and '60s furniture design. Sadly at 203cm wide it’s too big for our space. Maybe next time…
The Marcus teak TV stand from Tikamoon comes in at 160cm wide and one that I could definitely get on board with. Living in a small home means that we’re always in need of good storage and that cupboard and those drawers look perfect for cramming things in!
A more affordable version is this Adamson TV stand from Wayfair. I really like the simplicity of this mid-century inspired unit and think it would work well with the vintage drawers in our sitting area.
The Portobello solid oak unit from Maisons du Monde is another affordable option and I love that there’s space to fit a record player too! Ours sits in a cupboard as we’ve never found a proper home for it so this could be the perfect media unit.
This Atkin & Thyme Angelo media unit is a slightly more modern version of the mid-century style I like. Made from acacia wood, it has brass inlays and a marble top which makes it look rather fancy. Maybe a little too fancy for us…?
The Jonak unit from Tikamoon looks slightly more scandi but still has that simple design that I like. At 140cm it’s the perfect width for our living room and is really reasonable at £375 too!
And finally I fell head over heels in love with this Swoon Seville stand in dark acacia and now may have to rethink my whole vision! It does actually remind me of something you’d see as a sideboard or drinks cabinet in Mad Men so still has that ‘50s/’60s feel.
I’m still yet to decide whether or not to go down the mid-century route so keep an eye out if you’re also in the market for a new one as there may be a few more posts coming on the subject…!