Fall Atrium Retro Roundup
Indoors or out? The mid century atrium is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee or read a book in the early evenings, particularly if you make it comfortable with the right furnishings. Photo by Jim Brown.

Now that the days are getting darker and the temperature a little less inviting, tradition upholds that we migrate indoors to enjoy the comfort of our cozy rooms. But if you’ve got a wonderful atrium in your midcentury abode, you don’t want to give up your home’s best feature for a good portion of the year. There may be a chill in the air, but with a few items to warm things up, you can continue to enjoy your favorite indoor/outdoor space. Check out these autumnal atrium essentials and enjoy that crisp autumn air while in style and comfort.

Atomic Ranch curates the best of Mid Century Modern Design to share with our readers. Some of the products you’ll see featured in this story are affiliate links, which means that if you click through and make a purchase, AR will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Modern Wall Hanging Electric Fireplace
Touchstone Ivory Wall-Hanging Heated Electric Fireplace. Image courtesy of Amazon

First things first, keep yourself content with the welcoming warmth of a modern electric fireplace. This modern and minimalist styled room heater is designed to be hung on the wall. It has a variety of heat and brightness settings so you can attune the mood while adjusting the temperature.


Retro accent chair
Rivet Farr Lotus Accent Chair. Image courtesy of Amazon.

What do you take with your morning coffee? Cream, sugar, almond milk, a visually stunning mid century inspired accent chair? Your morning cup of joe would pair perfectly with this serene seat to sip it on. This languid lounger also comes in shades of soft grey and retro aqua.



Modway Mid-Century Upholstered Bench
Modway Mid-Century Upholstered Bench. Image courtesy of Amazon.

“No need to send us in, Coach! We’re happy staying on the bench.” Welcome the winter role of bench-warmer with a mid modern bench, sure to be warmer than other minimalist styles.  Whether you’re perusing the news or taking a snooze, this upholstered bench will keep you comfortable with its generous padding and sturdy construction.




Gepege Succulent Plants Pot Trio. Image courtesy of Amazon.

Nothing concrete for your winter plans? How about something concrete for your winter plants? A green thumb has a way of pruning away the winter blues and this trio of calmly countenanced concrete pots are the perfect blend of whimsy and restful.


Art Deco Chess Set
Art Deco Staunton Chess Set. Image courtesy of Amazon

Screen exhaustion have you feeling sluggish? Or perhaps you’ve also become obsessed with the 1960’s visual dreamscape that is The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix. Whatever the reason, sharpen your mind with this art deco styled chess set. Also known as the “game of kings,” an evening of chess could be just the thing put the old routine in “check.”

Mid Modern Throw
Hanny Ultra Modern Throw Blanket. Image courtesy of All Modern.

AllModern.com has a wide variety of blankets and throws to choose from. All of which would be an ideal companion on a chilly afternoon. This Hanny Ultra Soft Throw boasts a playful mid mod print and best of all- it’s machine washable! So go ahead, have that glass of red. Spills don’t scare us here!


 Modern Abstract Area Rug
Nourison Celestial Modern Abstract Area Rug. Image courtesy of Amazon.

Keep the chill of a tile or wood floor off your tender toes with a contemporary and colorful modern abstract area rug. An esthetically pleasing blend of cream, blue, gold and orange hues will complement your seasonal decor while pulling the room together. To make it even better, this rug is stain resistant, fade resistant, non shedding and easy to clean. Now doesn’t that put a mind at ease?


Interested in more easy mid mod additions to your home? Try these retro inspired throw pillows or peruse this collection of mid century styled wall art. And don’t forget to stay up to date on our retro holiday wish list for a holiday with mid mod flair!