If you are anything like me, you want your living room to be inviting and comfortable. I can tell you that I spent countless hours looking for the perfect items to decorate my living room. I had a lot of fun watching home makeover shows and scrolling social media to get new ideas.
It took a little time, but my space is finally set. It is comfortable and a true reflection of my personality. When I first set out to decorate my living room, I did not realize how many accessories were available with the latest trends.
It’s easy to become quickly overwhelmed. To help ease you into a decorating frame of mind, this article provides you with the ultimate list of living room accessories.
Living Room Accessories
Some items are traditional living room accessories like chairs or mirrors. There are also a lot of other accessories that you might not immediately think of as an accessory, but they can highlight your living space. This list contains traditional and some not-so-traditional accessories to give you some decorative ideas.
1. Area Rug
An area rug is the perfect way to pull your living room together. It gives your living room a cozier vibe and a welcoming feel. It feels good under your feet. In addition, an area rug can protect your floors from furniture or other wear and tear.
You can find area rugs in many shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns. In addition, you can find machine washable options, so you do not have to worry about them getting dirty. They are great to put in high-traffic areas to help catch dirt and debris from shoes.
Artwork and wall art are great accessories for your living room. Art pieces can elevate your space without much effort on your part. You can easily change styles based on trends and your personal preference. Artwork does not have to be expensive.
All that matters is that you like it. You can find a tremendous amount of artwork and wall art from which you can select. It is an ideal option when you have a small space. Art pieces can hang on the walls and not take up any floor space.
Artwork can range from silly to classic and anything in between. It does not have to be done by a well-known artist.
3. Blanket Ladder
If you are aiming for cozy, then you should seriously consider a blanket ladder for your living room. Having blankets available in your living room adds softness and warmth to it. However, when you have a ton of blankets lying around the house, it can look cluttered.
A great way to resolve this is with a blanket ladder. This allows you to have blankets available whenever you or your guest want them. You can also put them away neatly and decoratively.
You can remove the blankets and replace them with magazines during warmer weather. If you do not want magazines on your ladder, you can leave them empty or decorate them with lights.
Candles can immediately add a touch of ambiance to your living room. It does not matter what type of candles you add. You can select whatever suits your style and preference. You can choose from scented glass jar candles, votive candles, hurricane lamps, LED flame candles, or old-school taper candles in candlesticks.
You can easily place candles on the coffee table, side table, or mantel. They make your living space intimate and inviting. If you opt for LED candles, you should consider rechargeable batteries to prevent waste.
A set of candlesticks is always a nice way to accessorize your living room. You really can never have too many candlesticks. You can choose from brass to metal and everything in between. There are traditional style, modern style, and rustic type candlesticks.
You may be able to buy them in a set of two or three. They are typically different sizes when they come in a set of three. You can leave them empty or put taper candles in them. You can change the candle color to match your mood or your decor.
An accent chair can be a functional and stylish part of your home decor. They can add personality to your living room and also embellish the space based on your chosen style and color.
Accent chairs also provide an additional place for guests to sit. You can use accent chairs cleverly to draw attention and invite people deeper into the space. You can find accent chairs in various sizes, colors, shapes, styles, and textures.
6. Chess Sets
Adding a chess set to decorate your living room brings function and fun. It can be a nice decorative piece of your space, but it also is a game you can play. So even if you do not know how to play chess, you should consider purchasing a chess set.
7. Coffee Tables
Most people feel their living room furniture is not finished until they have a coffee table. No matter your style, you can find the perfect table for you. Your style and decor may be modern, rustic, traditional, or country. There is a table waiting for you.
A coffee table helps your living room look polished and feel complete. You can have a space to put things like a cup of coffee or a book. Even if you intend your coffee table to be secondary and not stand out, you should consider purchasing a table for your living room.
8. Coffee Table Book
A coffee table book is a classic living room accessory. These books can be beautiful and give you something to look through while relaxing on the couch. This is also a great way to occupy your guests waiting for drinks or food.
Coffee table books can add random colors in a more neutral room. You can also have the coffee table books blend in with the rest of the living room decor.
Curtains or drapes are an excellent way to give your living room character. You can use them to incorporate bold colors and patterns into your space.
You might consider picking a set of curtains that are eye-catching. If you opt for unadorned, simple curtains, they may disappear into the background. On the one hand, that could be the look you want; if not, go bold.
10. Decorative Glass
Decorative glass, such as amber glass, is available in many items, such as vase, boxes, or other containers. These items can catch the light and glow when you place them correctly.
11. Dried Plants and Flowers
Dried plants and flowers have become a popular trend recently. Some of the more popular options include pampas grass. Dried flowers and plants are low maintenance, affordable, and environmentally friendly as home accessories.
You will need to dust them to keep them looking good. When you are finished with them, you can recycle them.
12. Fireplace Accessories
If you are looking for a way to make your fireplace pop, you should consider adding a fireplace screen or other accessories. An iron-designed screen is a great way to add style and class to your living room.
You can use a fireplace screen in a contemporary, modern, or transitional living space. In addition, a fireplace screen will make your fireplace more interesting.
13. Glass Cloche
A glass cloche is the perfect way to display a decorative item in your living room. For example, you can place a candle, figurines, LED lights, or anything you like under a glass cloche.
A glass cloche is a domed piece of glass that sits on top of a base. It protects whatever item is inside it. It can also keep the item free of dust.
14. Lamps and Lighting
Adding a pair of shaded table lamps to your living room is a great way to create a warm and cozy environment. They can be classic or modern or in any style that fits your room or personality.
You can find them in many colors, styles, sizes, and materials. You can use them to flank your sofa or on a console table with stacked books or fresh-cut flowers. Lamps are also functional because they can provide extra lighting for your living room.
A mirror is a great decorative option for your living room. You can use just one or create a layered look with several mirrors.
Mirrors can also help to make your space look larger than it is. Mirrors also reflect artificial and natural light to make a room brighter during the day and evening.
Nothing says cozy and comfortable like an ottoman you can kick your feet up on at the end of the day. These are great to have as add-ons for living room seating accessories such as sofas and chairs.
You can even buy a pair of them and put them on either side of your fireplace. This can pull the room together and provide symmetry.
All living rooms should have at least a touch of natural green plants. They are versatile and look excellent in any space, regardless of decor or style. You must pick the right plants for you. You should know how much light your room gets and how often you will remember to water the plants.
18. Side Tables
A side table is a great way to add a stylish touch to your living room. It gives you a different place to hold items like a coffee cup or remote. You can find side tables in various styles, colors, and textures.
19. Storage Baskets
Storage baskets help fill the space in the room while also providing a place to store items. You can store anything in a basket, including throw blankets, toys, or other items.
Storage baskets can help keep your living room free of clutter. If you have a neutral room, look for natural tones in a basket.
20. Throw Blankets
Throw blankets are perfect for your living room when you want to be cozy on your sofa. Whether you are watching a movie or hanging out with friends, they are fantastic to have lying around.
They can bring softness to your living room by draping them across your sofa or armchair. You can add texture by finding a throw blanket with tassel trim.
21. Throw Pillows
It is always a good idea to have pillows in your living room. No matter how comfortable your sofa is, you or your guests might want extra back support. On the other hand, you may enjoy having some pillows on your sofa.
When you are choosing to throw pillows for your living room, you want to think about adding varying patterns, shapes, fabrics, patterns, and shapes to add texture to your room.
You would be surprised how something as minor as a tray can be a fantastic addition to your living room. They are more valuable than you realize. You can keep a tray on your coffee table to collect all your essential items, like the TV remote.
An oversized round design rich in natural texture and color complements most design styles. You can also display a tray on your wall as artwork with unmatched dimensions.
Not everyone considers adding a television or sound system to their living room space, but they can serve both functional and aesthetic purposes. High-end or vintage systems can be conversation starters without even turning them on.
24. Wall Baskets
It is an easy way to add warmth when you hang affordable and lightweight woven baskets on the wall of your living room. You can do this without spending a lot of money. You have created wall decor without buying framed art.
When you want to display decorative objects, consider that odd numbers are best. You should keep items in groups of three, five, seven, or nine.