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44 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Living-Room Decorations

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Our of all the rooms in your house, you probably spend the most time in your living room (especially now that we’re all basically certifiable binge-watchers and couch potatoes). 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 cruelty-free cowhide rug to mid-century modern accent chairs to woven storage baskets. While all of the things on this list are available on Amazon, we’ve found some of them elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around.

Faux cowhide is hard to pull off, especially on a budget, but this excellent-looking rug will have all your guests fooled.

Large Woven Rope Basket
$32
$32
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Perfect storage for extra throws and pillows.

This set of pillow covers comes in a coveted bouclé-like fabric.

A classic wishbone chair will nicely complement your mid-century modern décor.

The ideal perch for drinks, the remote, or your favorite candle.