Sometimes you can feel a little tired with your interior scheme, but no one has the time, energy or finances to redecorate every six months when you just fancy a quick refresh. That’s where home accessories really come into their own. They can completely transform and update your living room with the simplest of touches. Here’s a range of affordable home accessory ideas that will make all the difference to your living space, perfect for anyone having a ‘fancy a change’ moment.
Upholstery company Arlo & Jacob have a beautiful range of living room accessories that range from storage style blanket boxes to throws and velvet cushions. These piped scatter cushions start from only £24 and come in any fabric of your choosing, including designer options, making them perfect if you want to mix patterns and experiment with different colours for your living room scheme.
Photos and posters are the ultimate quick and affordable update to your living room. Stylish photo frames can make all the difference and give the scheme a polished, finished look. These metallic photo frames from Zara Home are ideal for displaying your family portraits, children’s artwork, or perhaps some bright postcards from your travels? Cluster photos and prints together that have similar colour tones for a curated, put-together look.
The price of some coffee tables could easily break the bank, especially if you’re looking for a high-design finish. Thankfully, if you shop smart, there are plenty of designer-looking coffee tables to help you achieve the high-end looks for a fraction of the cost. This walnut and black chrome coffee table is only £149 but looks like it costs nearer to £500. A coffee table can tie an entire scheme together and really make an impact when you walk into a room, so it’s definitely worth doing your homework and finding one you love.
Everyone loves a warm rug under their feet. They’re practical, affordable and bring pops of colour and texture to your space – they truly offer the whole package. A light coloured knotted rug, like this one from Loaf will brighten your living room and banish the cold from draughty floorboards. They are also useful if you need to hide any stains (something we’re all familiar with when having kids), and a much cheaper alternative than the prospect of re-carpeting your whole living room. Natural fabrics and fibres are the best choice.
Shed some light on the situation with a stunning floor lamp. An elegant floor lamp is both eye-catching and practical. The right lighting can contribute to the mood of your space; for living rooms, you want to opt for warmer yellow light, as opposed to bright white light, which is better suited to kitchens and bathrooms. This copper floor lamp is chic and understated but will make just the right statement in the corner of your living room. If you haven’t already got a lamp in your space, you’ll notice the difference instantly.