13 best living room accessories to brighten up your space in 2021

13 best living room accessories to brighten up your space in 2021

Sharnaz Shahid

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.


BundleBerry Trunks, £59.94, QVC


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Pop of yellow

It’s the colour of happiness, optimism and sunshine – so why not add this coloured print to your cushion collection? This paradise cushion cover will bring a unique twist to any room with its Indian inspired nature print. The ideal living room decor addition!


Riva Paoletti Paradise Cover, £21.49, Amazon


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.


Nature’s Picture Frame, £23.99, Amazon



You can’t go wrong with a beautiful candle. This Yankee candle, from the Last Paradise collection, reflects a warm, relaxed sense of style that’s always at home. Convenient and easy to use, this large jar candle provides 110 to 150 hours of true fragrance enjoyment.


Yankee Candle, £24.99, Amazon


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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.


Angula Pouffle, £81.99, Wayfair



This stunning duck egg Roberts UNO digital radio makes a wonderful, cheery addition to any household. You can also grab it by the handle and listen to some music out in the garden – thanks to 20 hours of battery life – or get it set up on your sidetable using mains power.


Roberts UNO digital radio, £145, AO.com


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.


Red Small Retro Vase, £6, Dunelm


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.


Vermont Lounge Collection, £16.00, Dusk


Fine art photography

Break up a plain wall with a delightful fine art travel photo. This stunning artwork, from Victorias Stories, shows an ornate bougainvillaea-framed wall in Nice, France – perfect for those wanting to bring some floral prints into their room.


French Riviera Print, £15, Etsy


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.


Tropical Beaded Wall Art, £79.50, Oliver Bonas


Fun animals

This is cute Giraffe Plant Pot will surely bring a smile to anyone’s face. It’s particularly great for cactuses and succulents – just a nice addition to anyone’s windowsill.


Giraffe Plant Pot, £9.99, Prezzybox



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, £41.00, The Little Botanical


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