Just like how low-rise jeans and boy bands are once again having a moment, it’s high time for Bauhaus furniture to come onto the scene again. The Bauhaus movement—which began in Germany during the late 1910s and spanned through the early 1930s—combined art and design and led to the ever-popular midcentury-modern aesthetic. Bauhaus is known for its “form follows function” approach, combining abstract, geometric, and angular shapes with minimalist, no-frills finishes. You’re likely envisioning the room of your dreams outfitted with a leather upholstered Barcelona chair, primary color-splashed wall art, or the infamous tubular steel Knoll Wassily accent chair—but you might not have the kind of budget to buy the real thing.
These days, though, it’s not too challenging to find Bauhaus-style furniture and decor without spending an arm and a leg. Ahead, we’ve kept the German design fundamentals in mind and curated a variety of contemporary, high-quality furniture and decor pieces that keep practicality, clean lines, and ergonomic curvatures at the center—all under $300. Whether you’re looking for a chair that would make the original Bauhaus designers proud, or a versatile side table just in case your tastes change, we’ve got 27 very good Bauhaus furniture pieces right here.
If you’re not sure where to start, we recommend a small piece of decor, like these coasters stamped with Piet Mondrian’s iconic design that’ll make any old coffee table look more modern.
Adding a bold yet simple print like this one to your desk, bookshelf, or side table will instantly give it that abstract, contemporary feel.
Add a pop of primary color with this low-profile, upholstered bench from AllModern. The tubular legs are industrial, but the soft fabric cushion balances it out.
The very definition of form following function, this ultramodern lamp relies on the two center magnets, which appear suspended midair, to illuminate it.
Another pick for your living room’s Bauhaus gallery wall, this highly rated Mondrian-esque geometric print comes in a light wood frame for easy hanging.
The Bauhaus movement kept ornamentation to a minimum, instead opting for beautiful objects that also serve a real function. This beautiful polished brass object from West Elm doesn’t have a distinct purpose, but we won’t tell the 20th-century artists (wink).
The clean, curved lines and light wood of this shelf make it a perfect addition to any modern room decor.
What’s a sectional or lounge chair without a throw pillow (or several)? This bold, embroidered one uses the classic Bauhaus colors of blue and yellow.
Spice up a hallway, entryway, or even your patio with this two-toned rug that features the clean lines that the 20th-century interior design is known for.
Here’s a sleek entryway mirror that offers a few storage solutions. For an even more mod touch, swap out the hooks for spherical knobs that are either black, white, or a primary color.
The German furniture design ethos can extend to your houseplants too. Take, for instance, this sleek planter with a beautiful geometric curvature.
One of the fundamental principles of the Bauhaus movement was accessibility; each piece of furniture or art should be able to be used by folks from all walks of life. These nesting tables, while simple in their construction, are the kind of timeless pieces you can take with you from college to your first home, all the way to retirement if you want to.
We’ll say it: This ottoman puts the “fun” in “functional.” The flowing shape feels approachable and whimsical, while still being a comfortable place to sit and lounge.
Made with birch and pine, this slatted wooden bench is great on its own as no-frills seating or could serve as a table for a few decorative objects.
Reminiscent of the iconic Bauhaus-era Cantilever chair, these modern barstools from Target have woven cane backrests and thin, tubular legs.
This contemporary floating TV stand (for TVs up to 70 inches wide) emphasizes practicality and simplicity. It provides space for your sound bar and other tech, plus shelves for books and other items.
One way to invite more whimsy into a Bauhaus home without adding more meaningless stuff is to play with lighting options, like this curvy-cool table lamp with frosted spherical shades.
This simple coffee table is ideal for the midcentury curious; that is, those who aren’t totally sure if they’re ready to commit to the interior aesthetic or feel like they might change their mind down the line. It has a shiny finish plus a bottom shelf for storage.
In place of a chaise or club chair, opt for this handsome bench that chooses soft curves instead of harsh angles.
This low-pile area rug (which can be used in or outdoors) uses geometric patterns and high contrast to create a visually striking design.
Whether you’re actually using this clock as a timepiece or more as minimalist decor (guilty!), the clean design nods to the Bauhaus and similar midcentury aesthetics.
Any coffee table with storage is a coffee table for us. This one is a bit on the rustic side, but the hairpin legs nod to early 20th-century trends.
From an affordability standpoint, this is the closest thing we could find to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s timeless Barcelona chair. It has plush foam padding, design-forward cross steel legs, and the vegan leather will warm up any room.
Bauhaus chairs are perhaps the most famous part of the design movement, and though it’s tough to find high-quality “dupes,” it’s quite easy to find affordable options that are inspired by the design fundamentals, like this one with a steel frame and gray upholstery.
Clean lines, solid construction, and an emphasis on grids and geometry make this pine dresser a real winner. And for the price, you really can’t beat it.
Globe lights give a retro, art deco feel to any home. This floor lamp has a solid marble base and the asymmetrical iron base adds visual interest.