Finally: A Roundup of Home Décor Products For Your Living Room That Aren't Mid-Century-Inspired


I'm sorry, everyone—I just don't like mid-century décor. Don't get me wrong—I have a mid-century leather recliner from West Elm sitting smack dab in the middle of my living room—but I've moved on since that purchase to a style that I am realizing few (sadly) share my affinity for, which has caused me more than a little grief in the process of putting my apartment together.

I love old European décor, and my ideal home is a perfect mixture of grandeur and simplicity. Unfortunately, thought, that leaves very few options in the way of decorating my home. Seriously, try to find a beautiful Georgian coffee table that doesn't cost you an arm and a leg—you won't. But decide you want another minimal white oval table? Look no further than the nearest Ikea.

I find it hard to believe I'm the only one out there suffering through this dilemma. Sure, my style may not be the most popular, especially with others in my age group, but I've stumbled across the occasional antique-loving Instagram account enough times to know that there are others out there who appreciate the same things as me. 

Anyway, by now you've probably noticed that I actually have no idea what I'm talking about, and what I'm really trying to say is I hate what everyone else likes and I wish it was easier to find furniture that looks old and doesn't drain my bank account. If you're still reading, maybe you're in the same boat. Should that be the case, you've come to the right place, because I'm here to help you out. Starting today, I'll be curating the occasional roundup of beautiful pieces I find in my many desperate searches to discover the few affordable items out there that I actually consider worthy of buying. Keep reading for my favorite finds.

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