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Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Living-Room Décor Accents That You Can Buy on Amazon

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Whether you watch Succession on your laptop or Strictly on a TV set, or you eat your dinner off your lap on the sofa or at a dining table, you probably spend a lot of time in your living room. And the smallest (not necessarily the most expensive) touches can help you move your living-room vibe from Ikea student flat to a sleek shared domicile. We cross-referenced our previously reported stories on living room décor and snooped around for tasteful pieces (that don’t cost a small fortune), so whether you’re looking for a statement chairs, rugs, or knick knacks, we’re confident you’ll find something you want to add to your shopping cart. Below, find everything from a set of nesting coffee tables to a luxurious (faux) sheepskin.

An on-trend circular mirror (available in gold or black).

A best-selling trio of evergreen indoor houseplants — be aware that this is a lucky dip, and the company might send you a selection from the following: Dracaena fragrans (corn plant), Dracaena marginata (Madagascar Dragon tree), Chamaedorea (Parlour palm), Ficus elastica (rubber plant), Dieffenbachia (dumb cane), Codiaeum (Croton), Fatsia (castor oil), Calatheas (prayer plant), Tradescantia, and Asplenium.

Having friends over and not enough space on the sofa? Good thing you have this artisanal Moroccan leather pouffe. Be wary of buying cheaper options online — quite a few are cover only.

A lightweight Portmeirion tray, with a William Morris print.

A coffee-table book is always a good idea. This book uses powerful images from artists like Campbell Addy to Tyler Mitchell (the first Black photographer hired to shoot a cover story for American Vogue).

Flicking through these Warhol polaroids would be fun.

Triangle Coffee Table Nest
£87
£87

Speaking of coffee tables, we like these triangle nesting tables.

With its hairpin legs and neutral grey wood, this coffee table looks like something you might find on Made.com.

Just a nice Conran-shop-y fruit bowl.

This Indian Arts woven rug is made from fully recycled materials and purchased from a Fair Trade supplier, meaning that no two rugs will be completely the same.

A set of five iron candlestick holders, which can be arranged as you wish.

And a set of handmade beeswax candles to put in your candlestick holders. These ones have a subtle honey smell and would work well as a small hostess gift, too!

A thick faux-sheepskin rug to casually throw over an armchair.

£31

This vase is far cheaper than it looks.

A bundle of dried lavender to put in that vase.

Photo: retailer

Or perhaps a fresh bouquet of freesias?

A vintage poster advertising the 1951 Festival of Britain at the Southbank Centre (available framed or unframed).

You could keep overspill blankets and throws in the storage basket underneath.

Even small spaces can be cheered up with a plant. This snake plant is perfect for beginners.

Artificial Ficus Tree
£18
£18

And for absolute beginners, a verdant fake ficus.

Why not a minimalist plant stand too?

This bohemian cushion cover is made from fabric woven in northern Thailand.

We love the industrial feel of this ladder-shelf bookcase — and it’s got space for even more plants.

This Scandi-style shelf is the perfect home for a candle (plus a baby plant).

This jigsaw is a who’s who of surrealist artists (like Salvador Dalí and René Magritte) and is nice enough to leave out on the coffee table.

Meanwhile, LEGO set of the Guggenheim is perfect for design nerds.

We love this eye-catching, abstract print by Hilma af Klint.

This wooden poster hanger is a cheaper, simpler alternative to finding the right frame.

Additional reporting by Hannah Holway

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32 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Living-Room Dècor Accents