If you are anything like me, you want your living room to be an inviting and comfortable place. 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 I feel like 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 just how many accessories were available.
If you are like me, you might 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
There are some items that are traditional living room accessories like chairs and a mirror. There are also a lot of other accessories that you might not immediately think of as an accessory, but it highlights your living space. This list is full of traditional and some not so traditional accessories to give you decorative ideas.
1. Accent Poufs
Nothing says cozy and comfortable like accent poufs that you can kick your feet up on at the end of the day. You may also refer to a pouf as an ottoman. Either one of these names is acceptable. These are great to have in front of any sofa or chair.
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. You can find poufs that match your decor or act as a true accent piece and color. You can find poufs in various colors and textures.
2. Amber Glass (or Another Color)
Amber glass is a great decoration to accent your living room. Amber glass is available in many different items, such as a vase, a box, or some other containers. When you place it in the right place, these items can catch the light and glow.
If you are not a huge fan of the color amber, you can choose cobalt blue glass or green glass.
3. Area Rug
An area rug is the perfect way to pull your living room together. It gives your living room a cozier vibe and 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.
4. Art Work
Artwork and wall art are great accessories for your living room. They can elevate your space without much effort on your part. You can easily change out 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. It can hang on the wall and will 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.
5. 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 in a decorative fashion.
During warmer weather, you can remove the blankets and replace them with magazines. 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 lamp candles, 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 using rechargeable batteries to prevent waste.
7. Candlestick Set
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. When they come in a set of three, they are typically different sizes. 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 both functional and stylish. An accent chair can bring personality to your living room. It can help 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 a wide variety of sizes, colors, shapes, styles, and textures.
9. Chess Sets
Adding a chess set as decor in 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.
10. Coffee Table
Most people feel like their living room is not finished until they have a coffee table. No matter what your style is, 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 table for your living room.
11. 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 you are relaxing on the couch. This is also a great way to occupy your guests waiting they are waiting for drinks or food.
You can use coffee table books to 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 a perfect way to give your living room character. You can use them to incorporate bold colors and patterns into your space.
You want to consider picking a set of curtains that are eye-catching. If you opt for curtains that are too plain, they will disappear into the background. That could be the look you want, but if not, go bold.
13. 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 tend to be low maintenance, affordable, and friendly to the environment.
You will need to dust them to keep them looking good. When you are finished with them, you can recycle them.
14. Fireplace Screen
If you are looking for a way to make your fireplace pop, then you should consider adding a fireplace screen. 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.
15. 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.
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 different mirrors.
Mirrors can also help to make your space look larger than it is. Mirrors also reflect both artificial and natural light to make a room brighter during the day and evening.
All living rooms should have at least a touch of natural green plants. They are versatile and look excellent in any space, no matter the decor or style. It is critical that you 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.
19. Side Table
A side table is a great way to add a stylish touch to your living room. It gives you an additional place to hold items like a coffee cup or remote. You can find side tables in various styles, colors, and textures.
20. Storage Baskets
Storage baskets help fill the empty space in the room while also providing a place to store items. You can store anything in a basket, including throw blankets, toys, or literally any other item.
Storage baskets can help keep your living room free of clutter. If you have a neutral room, you want to look for natural tones in a basket.
21. Throw Blankets
Throw blankets are perfect to have in your living room when you want to be cozy on your sofa. Whether you are watching a movie or just hanging out with friends, they are great 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 that has a tassel trim.
22. 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 some extra back support. On the other hand, you may just enjoy having some pillows on your sofa.
When you are choosing throw pillows for your living room, you want to think about adding varying patterns, shapes, and 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 useful than you realize. You can keep a tray on your coffee table as a place to collect all your essential items like the TV remote.
An oversized round design that is rich in natural texture and color complements most design styles. You can also choose to display a tray on your wall as artwork with unmatched dimensions.
You can add a tree to your living room. You can add a tall tree to bring in some natural elements to your room. You can also add a touch of color. A tree can help bring some feel good energy into the room.
If you pick one large potted tree or plant, that is easier to care for than several little plants. If you do not think you can keep a tree alive, you can opt for a fake tree. You want to make sure regularly dust or gently wipe the leaves. You can keep them clean with a damp cloth for both real and fake trees.
It may be a surprise to you that not everyone considers adding television to their living room space. If you are one of those people, you should consider putting one in your living room. You may have guests that would like to watch TV.
26. Wall Basket
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 art on the wall without buying a piece of framed art.
When you want to display a decorative object, consider that odd numbers are best. You should keep items in groups of three, five, seven, or nine.