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.
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.
Just a nice Conran-shop-y fruit bowl.
A set of five iron candlestick holders, which can be arranged as you wish.
This vase is far cheaper than it looks.
A bundle of dried lavender to put in that vase.
Or perhaps a fresh bouquet of freesias?
A vintage poster advertising the 1951 Festival of Britain at the Southbank Centre (available framed or unframed).
Why not a minimalist plant stand too?
This marshmallow-like recliner asks you to dive into it every time you step in the room.
We love the industrial feel of this ladder-shelf bookcase — and it’s got space for even more plants.
This wooden poster hanger is a cheaper, simpler alternative to finding the right frame.
Additional reporting by Hannah Holway
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