TOP 10 Living Room Must-Haves!

Feb 11, 2021


Something Living

Every living room needs to have something that’s alive in it. A vibrant, green, natural plant is something every living room should include. Indoor plants not only make your space more inviting and luxurious, but, in the practical sense, they also make your home’s air healthier and it reduces noise levels indoors.



Plants can be as expressive as a work of art. Depending on the type, size and planter or vase you choose, plants can actually help you achieve a complete modern design. There is a softness in plants that helps warm a home by its organic shapes that make an exquisite contrast with the straight lines of the space and furniture.



Plants are so versatile, they look awesome in any type of décor or style. Also, floral arrangements instantly add life and a pop of color into your space. If you’re looking for some indoor plants, you can check out a free guide on how to select the best indoor plants for your space right here!


A Comfortable Rug

A cozy, soft-textured rug is an interior dream. A comfortable mat that goes easy on your feet is what every living room craves. You must make sure that the rug is made up of a soft material a nice texture and also, obviously, a beautiful pattern or in a color that matches with your interior design style.



A rug with a soft texture, that feels cozy under your feet makes you feel relaxed and in a perfect mood to read a book or stay home to enjoy a movie with your family. Remember that a good design is not only about aesthetic, it’s also about how we feel the textures and materials by our tactile senses. This is crucial when it comes to achieving a cozy and comfortable space.



Something Personal

For a living room to look and feel homey, it has to include something personal. Without these little details, the room would feel cold and less welcoming. The most important item you should have in your living room is something that’s personal and meaningful to you and to your family. It can be a piece of art, your favorites book, a wall where you show some photographs of special travels and moments with your family, or some other type of special accessory or souvenir.



The idea is that it shouldn’t be anything that anyone can just go to a store and purchase. This is what will define your living room from everyone else’s and make the room unique to your home and make you feel in your personal space.


A Coffee Table


With the right color shade and design style, your coffee table brings all the pieces of furniture together, helping balance out any piece in your living room and makes the room feel complete. The coffee table is not only a functional element but with it you can add contrast and texture to complement the composition of your space.




Curtains give the living room character and are a wonderful way of introducing color, patterns or texture in the space. Pick an eye-catching look for your living room curtains or pick a solid color with simple design, they’ll simply disappear into the background. Vaporous curtains give an elegant and fresh look to the space so don’t forget to dress up your windows!




Throw pillows are important for a couple of reasons. The first is comfort; even the comfiest sofa and chairs can be made more so with some extra pillows. Sometimes your back might need extra support, or you might want to take a nap and have a pillow to rest your head.



The second reason is decorative; pillows offer a wonderful opportunity to bring in different colors, textures, and patterns without making a large commitment and are ideal to add warmth and contrast into the space, which can help you achieve the interior design style that you’re looking for. Pillows can be changed with the seasons, you can immediately change the appearance and refresh home décor more often.



Cozy Throw Blankets



Throw blankets are awesome to have around when you cozy up in your sofa to watch a movie. Throw blankets are perfect to add another layer of texture and color to warm up the space. 




Nothing sets a relaxing mood like candles, so it’s important to always have some on display. Use candles to make your living room feel more cozy, inviting and intimate. You can display candles on the coffee or side table. Remember that we perceive a space as a comfortable one through our senses!



How we perceive it through our senses can improve our life quality and help us feel comfortable in our living room. So using scented candles of lavender, Chamomile, Jasmine, Rose or vanilla are the best, because their scents relax the body and mind. Don’t be afraid to have fun with candle holders and displays and add a pleasant smell into you home at the same time!




Mirrors are an accessory that adds a great style and elegance to any living space. A strategically placed mirror can even trick the eye into making a room feel larger than its actual size, it can boost the sense of space in a room while refreshing it. Mirrors go well over fireplaces, behind sofas, or even standing against the wall.



Round mirrors are a fan-favorite, they will act as an unexpected element that will add interest to your space because it helps break up the rigidity of the room.



Bold Vases

Used alone as an accent decor to create balance, vases work very well as their own accessory or with floral arrangements. Generally, vases can be placed anywhere. When made with different materials like glass, they can be perfect to be used in a contemporary or minimalist style. If they are metal or rustic vases, they´re perfect to compliment the space.


About Zahira Cury

Zahira Cury is an Architect, Interior and Lighting Designer, stylist, founder and creative director of D.Signers Group. She earned a masters in "Lighting Design and Led Technology" in "Politecnico di Milano" in Italy and throughout her love of architecture and interior design, she decided to create the D.Signers Instagram to share extraordinary spaces and inspire worldwide.

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