I’ve mentioned in older articles that the bedroom is the best place to start trying out interior design ideas. As long as you don’t mess with your own comfort and keep it subtle and relaxing, there are only so many ways you can be unsatisfied.

The first one is, of course, the bed. If you want your bedroom to be mid-century, you could always start by getting one that’s Scandinavian in style. They tend to be a lot sturdier and stable than other contemporary beds, even if most of them look sleek and thin. After you’re done with that, here are 5 ways you can take your MCM décor to the next level.

The Eames Lounge chair on a cozy bedroom. Photo from Woonhome.

Lounge chair and ottoman combo

You might already know that I am a fan of lounge chairs, specifically the Eames Lounge chair with ottoman. However, that one doesn’t really work on bedrooms, unless they’re pretty big. An ELC fits better as a living room piece, if you ask me.

The quintessential bedroom lounge chair from the mid-century modernist roster is definitely the Womb chair with ottoman. You can’t go wrong with it because it was designed to provide timeless comfort and respite, which is exactly what you need before bed time.


Lots of people enjoy having additional seating at the foot of the bed. You’ll see many photos showing tables and dressers as well, but that’s not really the norm. If you want to go full MCM, it would be great for you to get an upholstered bench of some kind, especially if it’s also Scandinavian. A Nelson bench is also a very popular choice.

Another one from Decorpad.

Side tables

Some people might find it obnoxious to put a side table on a bedroom, but it can be a great small addition to try out the style. Saarinen tables look great almost everywhere, and the bedroom is no exception.

Sideboards and nightstands

These should actually be your second concern after the bed, as they are an integral part of the mid-century bedroom. If you’re unsure about how to put everything together, you can start by looking at some bedroom sets. You’ll be much happier if you go piece by piece though.

Accent lighting

Mid-century modern designers left us with a great array of lighting fixtures. Getting a mid-century table lamp, or hanging an Artichoke chandelier. Everything works as long as you don’t make it too bright.