If you’re a certifiable binge-watcher, couch potato, or homebody, you probably spend a lot of time in your living room. While we’ve explored the world of cheap-but-expensive-looking apartment décor, bathroom décor, kitchen décor, and bedroom décor, here we’re moving on to the living room, which is often one of the most, well, lived-in spaces in a home (your mother’s “formal” all-white living room aside). Below, lots of little things that’ll make a big impact on your space, from a multitiered coffee table to a velvety pillow.
If you’re looking for a better way to display your books, we recommend this nifty shelf that, when full, makes it look like you have a precariously tall stack of books in your living room.
This set of balancing blocks will be fun for your guests to fiddle with while you’re busy entertaining. When not being fiddled with, they add a fun, sculptural detail to a coffee table.
Don’t worry: No animals were harmed in the making of this area rug.
This moody, matte gray lamp looks like it could’ve been stolen off of a table at your favorite brasserie.
A retro print that isn’t on everybody’s wall.
If, however, you want a poster that everyone else has, try this Matisse print.
This vintage-looking brass side table seems ideal for right next to a reading chair.
A stately walnut coffee table with three kicky little legs.
This wall hanging will add a little texture to your room.
Half of this TV stand will hide unsightly wires and cords, while the other half will display your tchotchkes.
We just love the silhouette on this chair — it almost looks like a pet.
A very fun set of lips as an ashtray — great even if you’ve never touched a cigarette.
In the right apartment — maybe one a bit more normcore than this — the tiered glass coffee table would make quite the statement.