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27 best living room accessories to brighten up your mood

These top living room decor ideas will lift up your spirits

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Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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Fancy switching up your indoor living space? If you're looking to brighten up a room that feels just a little too dim, try these ideas for bringing in more light and a colourful, mood-boosting atmosphere. From adding a pop of colour to layering in accessories, we rounded up our favourite items to lift up your spirits instantly.

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Colourful storage

This set of two metal trunks from Bundleberry by Amanda Holden features a small and medium trunk in a block-coloured metal design and gold-tone hardware. Add a touch of character to your home with these versatile trunks, which can act as a gorgeous storage solution as well as a stylish statement piece in your bedroom or living area.

trunk set

BundleBerry Trunks, £99.96, QVC


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Switch on the light

Get the designer look for less with this stunning Wells orange wall light. This stylish yet functional living room décor idea will brighten up your space with its sleek profile and contemporary look. Plus, it plugs directly into a socket in the wall, so you don't have to worry about additional wiring.

habitat wall light

Wells Wall Light, £20, Habitat


Opt for tonal colours

By choosing a complementary, neutral colour palette, your living room will never feel 'dated' but rather a calming space to enjoy at the end of a long day. This chic upholstered seat pad is designed for any occasion creates a perfect place to perch.

swyft stool

Model 00 Velvet Stool, £95, Swyft


Flamingo prints

Forget the dull tones of beige and grey - it's all about injecting warm tones such as warm oranges, yellow and green. And we think this flamingo wooden decoupage tissue box and bin, from handmade homeware brand Crackpots, is the perfect living room accessory set. They have some gorgeous colourful pieces in their collection.


Flamingo wooden set, £45, Amazon


Capture the moment

Pictures are the must-have living room accessory that everyone needs - it's where amazing memories can come flooding back! We love this chic, homemade green bone picture frame. It's suitable as a wall hanging or a tabletop display with both landscape and portrait positions.

green frame

Nature's Picture Frame, £24.10, Amazon



You can't go wrong with a beautiful candle. This gorgeous LED light-up candle, from M&S, reflects a warm, relaxed sense of style that's always at home. Infused with fig, it provides 20 hours of true fragrance enjoyment.

love candle

Love light-up candle, £12.50, Marks & Spencer


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Decorative patterns

This stunning cushion, from Sass & Belle, is characterised by natural texture and organic shapes. Featuring a white mud cloth print across a terracotta tone base and complete with tassels, this traditionally-inspired living room accessory will sit perfectly within a modern home.

sass and belle cushion

Terracotta block print cushion, £18, Sass & Belle


Slick light up lamps

This neon light sign is a gorgeous little reminder of love and positivity. They are the perfect light to take outside over a candle-lit supper and a quirky addition to the BundleBerry range Neon signs.

home light

Neon Word Lamp, £30, QVC


Pastel coloured furniture

We love this blush coloured pouffe thanks to its unique design, stylish appearance - it can either be used as a stool or simple decoration, making it a great addition for your living room accessories.

dunelm pink

Isla Pouffle, £39, Dunelm



Iconic British audio brand Roberts Radio has launched its stunning range of Roberts Beacon Bluetooth speakers – available in an incredible array of characterful colours. The range combines the distinctively rich Roberts sound with clean retro design, for a totally portable Bluetooth speaker that looks as good as it sounds. We love this shade of duck egg - it a wonderful, cheery addition to any household.

roberts speaker

Roberts Beacon 330, £179.99, John Lewis


Colouful canvas

This vintage style stamped effect pineapple print will jazz up any living room wall. This artwork comes with optional wooden magnetic hangers for easy, fuss-free hanging.


Pineapple Stamp Canvas, £25, Ink and Drop


Retro decor

This stunning small vase would make a striking addition to any home décor. Elegantly crafted with a stunning bobbled design, this vessel is perfect for use as a vase or a tealight holder.

dunelm vase

Red Small Retro Vase, £6, Dunelm


Bold picture frames

Add a pop of colour to a neutral room with a brightly coloured picture frame. Addison Ross has a wide selection of eye-catching enamel frames, from bold teals to bright oranges and sugary sweet pinks. 

addison ross picture frame

Enamel Picture Frame, £32, Addison Ross



Feel refreshed and revitalised with the incredible crisp scent of this luxury Jasmine and Bergamot reed diffuser. Blended with the natural fragrances of bergamot, green tea and jasmine to produce a fresh aroma that will boost your mood in any living room.

dusk diffuser

Revive Diffuser, £9.60, Dusk


Shimmery objects

For even more glamour, add this super sparkly diamante embellished cushion to your living room sofa. This comes from Rita Ora's latest home collection - and we love it!

celestina cushion

Celestina Cushion, £55, Seymourshome


Pretty patterns

The jug features a stunning St Tropez inspired mandala pattern, which is sure to bring a touch of elegance to your home.


Cambridge St Tropez Jug, £15.99, Amazon


Cute candles

We love this White Grapefruit & Basil Hen Candle by Orla Kiely. The combination of uplifting aromas including sweet mandarin, aromatic herbs and wild rhubarb help to keep your motivation levels high during work hours.

hen candle

Hen Candle by Orla Kiely, £26,


Cosy knitwork

In need of some comfort? Snuggle up in chalet-inspired comfort with this gorgeous Vermont Stone Collection from Dusk. This sumptuously soft collection features a timeless cable knit design and looks beautiful draped over the back of a sofa in the lounge.

dusk throw

Vermont Lounge Collection, £16.00, Dusk


More green

The Ficus Benjamina or Weeping Fig is a gorgeous plant that has slender, arching branches with glossy dark leaves. This plant is great for air purifying and can remove toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene from the atmosphere. The elegant foliage on this plant makes it a fantastic addition to anyone's living room.

pretty plants

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's certainly great for storing snacks and drinks in the living room whilst watching a football match or a movie.

mini cooler

Portable Mini Cooler & Warmer, £89.99, Russell Hobbs


Contemporary planters

This fresh mint green rattan planter is the perfect living room décor to jazz up your house plants. It comes with a tin liner tin liner to collect runaway water and soil, is very high quality, and should last for decades. Comes in lots of other colours.

green planter

Large planter, £42, Kalinko



This gorgeous Amethyst diffuser is a living room must-have. The gem is a natural antioxidant, promotes purification and protection while helping to relieve stress and anxiety. As the gemstones are porous, once the scented oil is absorbed, they slowly emit a subtle aroma stimulating spiritual well-being and bringing an enriching presence into the home.

gem stone diffuser

Gemstone Diffusers, £45, Norfolk Natural Living


Beaded fabrics

Transport your living space to a tropical paradise with the Tropical Blue Fabric Wall Art. Against a blue fabric background, this minimalist wall art features a metallic gold beaded banana leaf tree in a matching gold frame.

oliver bonas wall art

Tropical Beaded Wall Art, £79.50, Oliver Bonas


Wall space

Switch up with you plain walls with this chic circular wall shelf. We love this piece complete with gold metal with wooden shelves - a great place to put candles and tiny plants.

wall shelf

Circular Wall Shelf, £14.99,


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This gorgeous collection of four easy-care succulents and cacti in the signature The Little Botanical pink and copper dipped pots will add a bit of glamour to your living room.


Pretty Pink Plant Gang, £41, The Little Botanical


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