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. Below, find everything from a set of nesting coffee tables to a luxurious (faux) sheepskin.
A set of pink velvet dining chairs that are Instagram famous — and a fun way to brighten your dining-table set without committing too much cash.
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 set of nesting tables that look like they’re Murano glass but actually work out at under £40 apiece. The listing calls the tables ‘clear,’ but review photos show them up as a kind of sea green.
Coffee tables require geometric coasters.
A lightweight Portmeirion tray, with a William Morris print.
Just a nice Conran-shop-y fruit bowl.
A three-bulb lamp that gives a mid-century-modern touch, on a middle-of-the-month budget. There are plenty of colour combinations, but I think all-chrome looks the best.
A set of five iron candlestick holders, which can be arranged as you wish.
A vintage poster advertising the 1951 Festival of Britain at the Southbank Centre (available framed or unframed).
An indoor/outdoor dining chair that comes in a wide range of colours. If you don’t care too much about the colour (I love the yellow), then take a look and see which version is cheapest on the day.
And a handmade ceramic vase to put them in.
You’ll need a helping hand to keep all these plants happy; the eye-catching cover is a bonus.
Why not a minimalist plant stand too?
We love this understated armchair, which also comes in yellow and light blue.
These tasseled yellow cushion covers would match the green of the throw perfectly, but there are also 21 other colours to choose from.
We love the industrial feel of this ladder-shelf bookcase – and it’s got space for even more plants.
Strategist intern Hannah owns and loves this diffuser.
You’ll need some essential oil – take your pick from these 37 scents.
This wooden poster hanger is a cheaper, simpler alternative to finding the right frame.
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