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9 Must Have Living Room Accessories

Living room accessories are a great way to instantly update your lounge. Whether you’re planning a full renovation or simply want to upgrade your living room with on-trend finishing touches, the right accessories can really make your reception area feel like home. However, styling your living room can be challenging and choosing the right adornments to suit your décor isn’t always easy. To help get you started, we’ve put together a range of living room accessory ideas that are up-to-date yet timeless.
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Art Deco circular metal drinks trolley

Gold accents and velvet: opulent Art Deco living room accessories

Inspired by glamorous cocktail bars of the 1920s, the luxe Art Deco look is all about soft shades and opulent accessories. In terms of colours, think dusty pinks, burnished gold and jewel tones. When choosing your living room accessories, keep this luxuriousness in mind. Look for beautifully crafted pieces that add to the luxe look and feel of your reception area.

Must-have Art Deco living room accessories:

1. A bar cart

If you love this luxurious trend, a drinks trolley is a must for your living room accessories. Look for Art Deco-inspired styles in burnished gold and mix-and-match cut glass decanters for an eclectic look. For a really elegant look, choose champagne saucers over flutes.

2. Velvet cushions

Velvet is a key fabric for this Art Deco style. Velvet sofas are an opulent choice, particularly when you choose a traditional design like the chesterfield. Accessorise your velvet with more velvet; cushions are a great way to do this and will look exquisite when chosen in a contrasting or complementary colour. Consider introducing velvet in other areas too, like in your curtains or a statement rug.


Array of coloured and textured cushions
Decorative sunburst design silver finish mirror
3. Gold vases and ornaments

There’s no place for minimalism in the luxe Art Deco trend. As well as choosing furniture (such as coffee tables or book cases) with gold accents, look for complementary accessories that bring this style together. Gold vases filled with fresh flowers are a good place to start, as well as unique objects to embellish your sideboard or shelves. Decorative mirrors with metallic frames are another opulent choice.


Natural cosy fabrics: Scandi-inspired living room accessories

Scandinavian design is a perennially popular style for living room accessories. To keep this trend up-to-date in your home, there are a few key upgrades to think about.

Neutrals are the mainstay of Scandi design, giving you the perfect canvas to experiment with your furniture and accessories. Moving away from the bolder prints of last season, natural textures and understated patterns are a must for the new Nordic style. Look for pieces that promote tranquillity and calm.

Must-have Scandi living room accessories:

1. Shaggy rugs and throws

Layering rugs, scatter cushions and throws is the perfect way to create a comfortable living room area that embodies Scandi style.

For an especially cosy feel, look for shaggy rugs with a rustic design. If you have the space, multiple rugs in different areas of your living room will help to promote a hygge ambience. Different textures will help to create depth in your living room too. Wool throws are an essential living room accessory for this trend and it’s a good idea to mix-and-match textures and colours to create interest.

Hand stitched leather striped rug in light grey
Industrial style wood and metal coffee table

2. Earthenware ornaments

Natural textures and the Scandi trend are a match made in heaven. Earthenware ornaments are a great way to introduce a different textural element into your reception area. Consider choosing hand-thrown pots, ornaments and vases in neutral shades for a rustic style statement.

Rustic ornaments work particularly well when paired with light wood furniture, so look for wooden coffee tables or side tables in an ash effect.

3. Wicker accents

Wicker is another great way to bring in a different texture into your lounge area. Lampshades, storage baskets and footstools are all ideal places to introduce woven living room accessories into your home. Dress larger wicker accessories (such as large storage baskets or footstools) with cosy fabrics like faux fur or sheepskin.

Industrial style wood and metal open shelf unit

Botanicals and florals: nature-inspired living room accessories

With the influx of succulents, plants and floral motifs in interior décor, it’s no surprise that botanical-inspired designs are here to stay. Whether you love the vibrance of tropical prints or prefer the elegance of Victorian botanical illustrations, there are plenty of ways to celebrate nature in your lounge.

Must-have botanical living room accessories:

1. Plants

Of course, plants are a must in any nature-inspired living room. Look for a one or two large indoor plants to anchor your space (leafy greens often work best) and dress your shelves, side tables and sideboards with an array of different plant life. Vertical gardens are a growing trend and are a great way to utilise small spaces too.

2. Patterned fabrics

Introducing floral or botanical prints and patterns is the easiest way to bring nature indoors. To ensure your décor is up-to-date, look for understated or abstract patterns in muted shades. Cushions are the obvious choice for introducing prints, but patterned curtains or statement rugs are other ways to bring beautiful botanicals into your lounge too.

Botanical pattern cushion on yellow velvet chair.
Ombre style large jade and clear glass vase
3. Coloured glass ornaments

Decorative glass ornaments in an array of different hues are an elegant way to create interest and depth in your living room area. Look for objects that catch the light and hues that marry well with your chosen colour scheme (bottle greens, teals and pale pinks typically work well in coloured glass). For an on-trend update, consider choosing vases or decorative living room accessories in smoked glass.

We hope you’re inspired by our living room accessory ideas. For more home styling tips, visit our Home of Inspiration.


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