8 Accessories To Bring Any Living Room to Life

If you’re a homeowner, or even if you’re just renting, your living room is likely to be your pride and joy. Finding ways to decorate your living room in an eye-catching, exciting fashion is a dream home remodeling project for many. Being able to design your living room’s setup will give you control over your daily comfort, after all. If you’re about to embark on this type of decorating adventure, here are eight accessories that can help you bring any living room to life.

Here at GreatBuildz, a free service that connects homeowners in Los Angeles with reliable general contractors, we speak to homeowners every day about their living room remodeling plans. Based on what we’ve learned, here are 8 accessories that can drastically transform the living room!

1. Coffee Tables

coffee table

A coffee table can provide an excellent social center in any living room.

If you want people to feel as though they have a go-to spot to congregate for board games, drinks, or a good old-fashioned conversation, having a solid coffee table in your living room is an absolute must.

There are tons of styles of coffee tables out there, so finding one that fits your personal aesthetic, and the flavor of your living room is key. Doing so will ensure you have a coffee table you’ll treasure for years to come. 

2. Drapes

To make the ambiance of your living room feel complete, you need drapes that match the look, feel, and color scheme of your abode.

Finding drapes with quality baton draw drapery tracks will ensure you’re able to use your drapes without annoying, needlessly-complex mechanisms to do so.

Drapes come in a massive variety of styles, colors, and materials, so you’ll have fun discovering which ones are right for your living room.

You’ll want to consider the types of windows you have, as different drapes will look better with different windows. Also be sure to consider the thickness of whatever drapes you buy, as this will determine how much light you’re typically letting into your living room on a casual, day-to-day basis. 

3. Living Room Art

beautiful living room art

Art is the way we express our soul, our feelings, and our view of the world. Your living room is your own personal world, so you want art in your living room that will help you express yourself effectively.

Whether you’re using DIY art, art you made yourself, or a piece you picked up from a local artist, you can make your living room pop.  Anything can be art, so even if you just want to hang up family photos, and some simple decorative pieces, you’ll be expressing yourself truly and sincerely.

Ultimately, you want to choose art that inspires and intrigues you, as opposed to art that you pick up simply because you think other people will like it. 

Just be sure to add a fresh coat of paint to your walls to really make your art POP!

4. Area Rugs

lively and spacious living room

Especially if you have hardwood floors in your living room, a quality area rug is a great way to literally tie the room together.

Placing them underneath your coffee table will provide a one-two decorative punch that will make your living room look both comfy and classy.

Many people go for simple colors and patterns when choosing an area rug, but more complex, whacky designs can be great fun to look at every day as well.

Simply looking inward, and discovering your own aesthetic, will lead you down the path to finding the perfect area rug for your living room in 2023. 

5. Plants

living room plants

To bring life into your living room, you need to foster life. What better way to achieve that goal than by adopting some beautiful, eye-catching house plants to place around your living room?

House plants are more popular than ever, and taking care of a house plant is a great way to achieve zen in your life.

There are plants of all kinds to choose from, and if you don’t have a ton of time to take care of plants, you can go with succulents so your caretaking tasks are few and far between.

Just make sure to study up on what type of house plants will thrive for your type of house and climate, as this will ensure you do not buy a house plant that will quickly become unhealthy.

Having a plant die on you is never a fun experience, so preparing yourself to be a plant parent is your responsibility! 

6. Throw Pillows and Blankets

A fantastic, comfortable set of stylish throw pillows and blankets will make your living room feel divine.

Especially if you love to host, and expect people to crash on your couch now and then, you’ll benefit a lot from investing in high-quality throw pillows and blankets.

There’s a mixture of functionality and fashion built into throw decorations that’s exciting to think about. If you’re a decoration nut, you’re probably already a nerd about the different styles of throw pillows and blankets.

Once you find the right set, you’ll be one step closer to having your dream living room. 

7. The Perfect TV Stand

ADU living room

If you want to have a modern living room setup, you’ll need an excellent entertainment center or tv stand to show off your entertainment setup. After all, who doesn’t love hosting a movie night or game night now and then?

Find a stand or entertainment center that matches the aesthetic of the rest of your living room, and you’ll have a living room space that will make your friends beg for you to host every weekend.

From cherrywood stands to fancy Ikea-style built-in entertainment centers, the options for finding the right setup in your living room can seem endless. Use your unique creativity and taste, and you’ll find the perfect option in no time. 

8. Customized Lighting

LED wall lamps

Lighting can make or break a living room’s aesthetic. In today’s tech world, you can invest in highly customizable LED lighting. That way, you can move between warm, cool, and colored lighting at the press of a button.

If you’ve always felt trapped by buying the wrong type of lamp in the past, investing in LED lighting is the way to free yourself this year.

The fact that it’s also fashionable and fun only serves to make the jump to using LED lighting that much more exhilarating.

With these eight living room accessories, especially if you find a way to make them all feel like one big set, you can make your home feel more stylish and inviting than it’s ever been before. 

GreatBuildz is a free service that connects homeowners in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange County with reliable, thoroughly screened general contractors and provides project support from start to finish.

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