First comes love, then comes marriage. Next comes a wedding registry full of your favorite Mid Century Modern-style must-haves. This March, we’re curating some of our favorite items that will help the happy couple build a life together.
We’ve given you the master list of kitchen and dining essentials. And you know what sorts of things you can use to outfit your new bedroom and bathroom. So the next, most logical topic to cover is the rest of your home. More specifically, we have collected the best of the best for your living room, including everything from planters and lamps for your alone time, to trays and bar essentials for the moments when guests are around. Without further ado, here are our picks for the living and entertaining registry section.
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#1. Pristinely Planted
Plan ahead for some new additions to your family—potted plants. And this classic Mid Century design is the perfect place to start. Mkono Mid Century Wood Plant Stand, $22.
#2. Make Space For This Vase
Trust us on this one: You want a vase that looks as good and purposeful empty as it does full of flowers. And this one fits the bill. TIC Collection Manifest Vase, $45.
#3. The Beak and The Beautiful
#4. Framed and Fabulous
You’re going to want to show off those wedding photos. So why not do it in a frame that doesn’t compete with the images or the décor around it? Tempered Glass Wooden Picture Frames, $33.
#5. Through the Wire
Celebrate your love with something truly special to every Modernist: A Charley Harper original on your wall. And if the image doesn’t get you, the name of the print absolutely will. “Good Lovin’ and Turtle Dovin” Lithograph, $75.
#6. From Sun Up to Sun Down
Every house needs a clock. But your house needs one that fits its particular brand of style. Thank goodness the modernists left us their analog clock designs. Satellite Wall Clock, Walnut, $80.
#7. A Clock That Rocks
#8. Mobile Madness
Not all art needs a function except to be beautiful and interesting. And this colorful mobile is sure to add a bit of conversation to your normal living room banter. Spectrum Modern Mobile, $140.
#9. Rack ‘Em and Stack ‘Em
No living room would be complete without a place for all those copies of Atomic Ranch, right? The curves and silhouette of this modern magazine rack hits all the right notes. Modern Magazine Rack, $20.
#10. A “Wow-Worthy” Wood Table
#11. Hooray For These Nesting Trays
Whether they’re for serving or storing, trays are two parts functional and one part fabulous. And the modular aspect of this geometric set means the options for use and décor are endless. Geometric Nesting Trays and Serving Platters, $10.
#12. It’s 5 ‘o Clock Somewhere
If you’re a true modernist, you know that the key to great entertaining is a great bar cart. Well, we think you and your barware will enjoy this one… Zhori Bar Cart, $200.
#13. Mix It Up!
…unless you don’t have a barware set, in which case, we think this modern shaker set will be a good thing to add to your collection. Mixology Bartender Kit, $76.
#14. From Coast to Coast
You know that amazing coffee table you just added to your registry? It would be a shame if anything bad were to happen to it. So add these coasters to your registry and never worry about water rings again. Retro Modern Absorbent Coasters, $20.
#15. A Perch For Your Pooch
If you’re an Atomic Ranch fan, you’re likely a pet fan as well. So don’t forget to add something on your registry for your little furry friend, like this ridiculously stylish MCM pet bed. Samuel Mid Century Plush Pet Bed, $84.
#16. Luminously Lavish
Get a mid century modern living room straight out of old Hollywood with something as simple as an arc lamp. Instant impact, guaranteed. Arc Floor Lamp With Marble Base, $150.
#17. Dinner and a Show
The ’50s and ’60s were the era of microwave dinners in front of the TV. And with how much good stuff is on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and more these days, we think the TV tray is going to make a comeback in a big way. Sofa Table TV Tray, Walnut, $80.
#18. For the Record…
If you’ve got a vinyl collection brewing, you need to get this totally retro Crosley record player to round out your living room slash lounge. Crosley Otto Belt-Drive Turntable With Bluetooth, $160.
#19. Pillows that POP!
Can you have too many throw pillows? If so, we haven’t found our limit yet. You definitely need something for the seasons, and this will bring that summertime glow to any ranch. Modern Geometric Accent Pillow, $12.
#20. We Said ‘Never Too Many’, Right?!
And for autumn? You’ll “fall” in love with this one! Modern Triangle Pillow, $20.
#21. Modern Wit and Candle-Lit
Set the mid-mod mood with this gorgeous pair of candleholders! Not only are they interchangeable, but will definitely light the way to the perfect mid century living room. Wood Mix Candle Holders, $20.
#22. Bookworms Welcome!
Channel your inner scholar with these intricate bookends. From their window-lattice design to metal framework, your living room is guaranteed to be the sharpest of spaces! Geometric Bookends, $20.
#23. A Wall Hook For Your Nook
From your fanny-pack to a pool noodle, storage possibilities are endless with these simply stunning wall hooks. Minimalist Wall Hooks, $17.
#24. “Rave-About-It” Rug
Don’t “walk all over” this design! Here’s a rug that truly exceeds expectations, sporting an illustrious pattern and captivating color scheme! Turnstyle Shag Area Rug, $220.
#25. The Fairest of Them All
A mirror that “reflects” mid-mod style all while retaining a minimalist charm? Say no more! Modern Wood Wall Mirror, $98.
#26. Bright and Bubbly
Return to your MCM roots with a mid-mod staple that shines above all others! Herman Miller Bubble Light, $415.
#27. A Stool That Rules
You’ll never be “blue” with an ottoman this outstanding. From its velvet upholstery to the golden legs below, it is truly the most complete seat! Round Velvet Ottoman, $60.
#28. Blanket Statement
Adorn your couch with the coziest MCM statement piece out there! Geometric Throw Blanket, $39.
#29. Eames Expertise
Treat your guests to a terrific table book. Detailing the iconic Eames couple and their designs, your MCM know-how has never looked better! Eames Table Book, $15.
#30. Swoop Your Coop
Add some curves to your living room, with a bowl that is sun-soaked and bursting with personality! Mid Century Swoop Bowl, $273.
The registry never rests! Here are our top kitchen and dining picks to add to your shopping cart!