27 best living room accessories to brighten up your space in 2021
From wall art, throw pillows and candles, here are our top picks of living room accessories to help you brighten up your home instantly.
Want to change your interior living space? If you are looking to brighten up a room that is a little too dark, try these ideas to bring in more light and a colorful, uplifting atmosphere. From adding a pop of color to layering accessories, we’ve rounded up our favorite items to instantly lift your spirits.
SEE: The Best Selling Housewares To Buy Now
This set of two metal trunks from Bundleberry by Amanda holden includes a small and medium chest in a solid color metal design and gold hardware. Add a touch of character to your home with these versatile trunks, which can be a wonderful storage solution as well as a stylish piece in your bedroom or living room.
BundleBerry Trunks, £ 99.96, QVC
RELATED: Wayfair’s Big Sale Has Exactly What You Need To Upgrade Your Home
Turn on the light
Get the designer look at a lower cost with this superb Wells orange wall light. This stylish yet functional living room decor idea will brighten up your space with its sleek profile and contemporary look. Plus, it plugs directly into a wall outlet, so you don’t have to worry about additional wiring.
Wells wall light, £ 20, Habitat
Go for tonal colors
By choosing a complementary neutral color palette, your living room will never feel ‘old fashioned’, but rather a calming space to enjoy at the end of a long day. This chic upholstered seat cushion is designed for any occasion and creates a perfect place to perch.
Velvet stool model 00, £ 95, Swyft
Forget about the drab tones of beige and gray – it’s all about injecting warm tones such as warm oranges, yellow and green. And we think this flamingo wood tissue box and trash can from handmade housewares brand Crackpots is the perfect living room accessory set. They have wonderful colorful pieces in their collection.
Flamingo wooden set, £ 45, Amazon
Capture the moment
Pictures are the essential living room accessory that everyone needs – this is where amazing memories can come back! We love this chic and homemade green bone photo frame. It is suitable as a wall hanging or as a tabletop display with landscape and portrait positions.
Nature photo frame, £ 24.10, Amazon
You can’t go wrong with a beautiful candle. This beautiful LED light candle, from M&S, reflects a warm and relaxed style that is always at home. Infused with figs, it provides 20 hours of real fragrant pleasure.
Love light candle, £ 12.50, Mark & Spencer
STORE: 11 Best Housewares Deals On Amazon To Buy Now
MORE: 15 Of The Most Romantic Movie Times, EVER
This beautiful cushion, from Sass & Belle, is characterized by a natural texture and organic shapes. Featuring a white mud fabric print on a terra cotta base and tassels, this traditionally inspired living room accessory will fit perfectly into a modern home.
Terracotta block print cushion, £ 18, Sassy & Beautiful
This neon light up sign is a wonderful little reminder of love and positivity. They are the perfect light to take outside around a candlelit dinner and a quirky addition to BundleBerry neon signs.
Word neon lamp, £ 30, QVC
Pastel colored furniture
We love this blush colored ottoman because of its unique design, elegant appearance – it can be used as a stool or as a simple decoration, making it a great addition for your living room accessories.
Isla Pouf, £ 39, Dunelm
Iconic UK audio brand Roberts Radio has launched its stunning line of Roberts Beacon Bluetooth speakers, available in an incredible range of character colors. The range combines the distinctively rich Roberts sound with a clean retro design, for a fully portable Bluetooth speaker that looks as good as it sounds. We love this duck egg shade – it’s a wonderful and cheerful addition to any household.
Roberts Beacon 330, £ 179.99, John lewis
This vintage-style embossed pineapple print will brighten up any living room wall. This piece of art comes with optional magnetic wooden hangers for easy, hassle-free hanging.
Pineapple Stamp Canvas, £ 25, Ink and drop
This gorgeous little vase would make a striking addition to any home decor. Elegantly crafted with a stunning pom pom design, this container is perfect to use as a vase or candle holder.
Small red retro vase, £ 6, Dunelm
Add a splash of color to a neutral room with a brightly colored photo frame. Addison Ross offers a wide selection of eye-catching enamel frames, ranging from bold teals to vivid oranges and sugary sweet pinks.
Enamel photo frame, £ 32, Addison ross
Feel refreshed and revitalized with the incredible crunchy scent of this luxurious Jasmine Reed & Bergamot Diffuser. Blended with the natural scents of Bergamot, Green Tea and Jasmine to produce a fresh aroma that will lift your mood in any living room.
Revive diffuser, £ 9.60, Dusk
For even more glamor, add this cushion adorned with super shiny rhinestones to your living room sofa. This is from Rita Ora’s latest home collection – and we love it!
Celestina cushion, £ 55, Seymourshome
The pitcher features a stunning St Tropez inspired mandala design, which is sure to bring a touch of elegance to your home.
Cambridge St Tropez jug, £ 15.99, Amazon
We love this white grapefruit and basil hen candle from Orla Kiely. The combination of uplifting aromas including sweet mandarin, aromatic herbs and wild rhubarb help keep your motivation level high during working hours.
Hen candle by Orla Kiely, £ 26, theperfumeshop.com
Need a little comfort? Snuggle up in chalet-inspired comfort with this beautiful Dusk Vermont Stone collection. This sumptuously soft collection features a timeless cable-knit design and is beautifully draped over the back of a sofa in the living room.
Vermont Lounge Collection, £ 16.00, Dusk
The Ficus Benjamina or Weeping Fig is a gorgeous plant that has slender, arching branches with dark glossy leaves. This plant is great for purifying the air and can remove toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene from the atmosphere. The elegant foliage of this plant makes it a fantastic addition to any living room.
Ficus Benjamina, £ 21.99, Beards and daisies
Store snacks and drinks
Available in Scandi and Retro designs, this range of mini coolers perfectly combines style with a number of fantastic features. It is certainly ideal for storing snacks and drinks in the living room while watching a soccer game or a movie.
Mini portable cooler and warmer, £ 89.99, Russell hobbs
This fresh mint green rattan planter is the perfect living room decor to brighten up your houseplants. It comes with a pewter liner to collect water and soil that leaks out, is of the highest quality and should last for decades. Comes in many other colors.
Large planter, £ 42, Kalinko
This beautiful amethyst diffuser is a living room staple. The gem is a natural antioxidant, promotes purification and protection while helping to relieve stress and anxiety. As gemstones are porous, once the scented oil is absorbed, they slowly give off a subtle aroma that stimulates spiritual well-being and brings a nurturing presence into the home.
Gemstone diffusers, £ 45, Norfolk Natural Life
Transport your living space to a tropical paradise with tropical blue fabric wall art. Against a blue fabric background, this minimalist wall art features a metallic gold beaded banana leaf in a matching gold frame.
Tropical beaded wall art, £ 79.50, Olivier Bonas
Interact with your plain walls with this chic circular wall shelf. We love this gold metal piece with wooden shelves – a great place to put candles and small plants.
Circular wall shelf, £ 14.99, Studio.fr
MORE: The Best Fake Plants To Buy Right Now
This gorgeous collection of four easy-care succulents and cacti in The Little Botanical pots dipped in pink and copper will add some glamor to your living room.
Pretty bunch of pink plants, £ 41, The little botany
The selection of HELLO! is editorial and independently chosen – we only feature articles that our editors like and approve. HELLO! may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. To find out more visit our Frequently Asked Questions.