Couches, coffee tables, shelving – these are all well-established essential pieces of furniture for your living room.

They provide a solid base and most of the functionality that a living room needs, but they don’t provide personality – that’s all down to accessories. The right accessories are going to give a feeling of warmth to your room, something that’s essential for a living space where you spend most of your time. They’re also going to add an overall sense of beauty, something which furniture can provide but which is really elevated by tasteful and well-placed accessories. With that in mind, we’re going to take a look at a number of different accessories that can really take your living room game to the next level.


Plants come in all shapes and sizes, which is great because so do houses and apartments. They’re ideal for injecting some much-needed life into otherwise sterile spaces. One of the best things about plants is that you can never have too many. In fact, the more the merrier as far as we’re concerned.

Apartment with swng hammock and feature brick wall. Grey sofa and plants.

Whether it’s a creeper that you want to hang from the ceiling, a small tree that will live in the corner of your room, or a simple Silver Dollar plant to sit on your coffee table, you can find one or many plants to suit your living room. Just make sure that you’re aware of the needs of your plants, especially when it comes to sunlight, and especially if you live in an apartment.

TV Bracket

A quality TV bracket, by itself, doesn’t really add anything to the aesthetics of your living room. However, it’s essential because of the function it provides. Since most modern TVs come standard with small feet to help them stand, they require a sideboard or TV shelf to function properly.

Open, large living room. Grey L shaped sofa with pink cusshions. Woodburer with TV attached to wall.

A TV bracket will allow you to mount your TV on the wall and do away with the excess furniture. Not only does this clear space in your living room, but a wall-mounted TV also just looks fantastic. Ideally, you’re going to want a bracket that swivels and turns in a full range of motion, like one of the models from Vogels, especially if your living room isn’t a symmetrical shape. 


A rug, runner or carpet is an essential living room accessory for a number of reasons. Firstly, it ties together a space perfectly and makes a space feel instantly more cosy and comfortable. Secondly, it’s an ideal opportunity to add a burst of colour to a space full of neutral furniture, or to tone down a space if the furniture and walls are brightly colored.

Large loft apartment which features plants,  L shaped sectional sofa, area rug.

The great thing about rugs is that they’re available in all different shapes, sizes and designs, so you can really find one that matches your aesthetic and living room. We understand that choosing a rug can be a little overwhelming, so if you’re a first-timer or just want a little bit of guidance when taking the first steps of your rug-buying journey, check out this article by Apartment Therapy for a comprehensive breakdown.