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5 Design Accessories to Add a Finishing Touch to Your Living Room

March 25, 2019

Are you looking to bring in a finishing touch to your living room design? Check out 5 accessories to bring everything together.

If you know you want to give your living room a fresh, new look but you’re limited on your budget, take heart. You can transform the appearance of your living room by changing just a few simple, affordable accessories.

Read on to see how you can give your space a boost by adding a finishing touch from the list below:

Lighting Choices Make a Big Impact

Light fixtures can be added to any room, often in under an hour, and have a huge impact on the look and feel of the space. Good lighting can make a room feel inviting and cozy and can cast a warm glow on its surroundings.

And with so many different styles of light fixtures, you can make a big statement without spending a lot of money. Lighting can come in the form of floor lamps, table lamps, ceiling fan lights, chandeliers, flush mounted fixtures, and so on.

You might choose something traditional and homey, large and edgy, full of crystals, or inspired by modern farmhouse decor.

Throw Pillows as a Finishing Touch

Throw pillows are another affordable way to bring color, pattern, and texture into your living room. And one of the best things about throw pillows is the ability to swap them out or add a new pillowcase when you want to change things up.

If you favor lots of color, add some colorful, bold pillows, or mix and match neutral shades in various textures to keep things interesting. You might decide to switch up your throw pillows at the onset of a new season opting for softer shades in the spring, and darker colors in the fall and winter months.

Area Rugs

Another great way to bring your living room decor together is with area rugs. Many people take it so far as to have a rug in every room of the house, but the living room is the most common place to put one.

Since area rugs take up a lot of space in a room, make sure the pattern and colors will add a cohesive feel to the rest of your decor. A neutral rug can add warmth while a colorful rug adds lively energy to your space.

The way you decorate says a lot about your personality and you want to be happy and comfortable where you live. Choose a rug and other accessories that speak to you.


Drapes add a finishing touch to living rooms that might be looking a little bare. Drapes can be simple, crisp, and white, or they can be heavy, dramatic, and made out of lush velvet.

If you want to add a pattern to your living room, or a pop of color, drapes are a great option. You can choose drapes to compliment shutters, blinds, or shades, or as your only window treatment option.

Just make sure that your drapes are long enough. Drapes should just skim the surface of your floor, not hover above it by several inches.

Accent Chairs

You might choose your sofa based on comfort and affordability, but when picking an accent chair, you have a little more freedom to consider style. An accent chair can add a funky flair or a historical nod to an otherwise simple room.

A large armchair made out of distressed leather can be a cozy, inviting spot to sit and read for hours while a simple, upright wooden accent chair painted in a bright color can add visual interest and act as a finishing touch to your living room.

Find Other Home Decor Advice

Now that you know how to add a finishing touch to your living room on a budget, check out our other great home decor guides on our website.

We have plenty of resources for maintaining and decorating your home from the inside out so you’ll always be happy to come home.

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