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    39 Things For Your Living Room You'll Probably Wish You'd Bought Years Ago

    It's a room you literally *live* in, so you might as well make it the best it can be with shelving systems, coasters, and comfy seating.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A shelving system you can customize to fit your exact needs whether that means tall, short, or a combo of both. You can also add on to them over time, making them a worthy investment for any homeowner.

    a model sitting in their living room with the modern shelving in white and tan behind them
    Floyd

    Promising review: "Considered ordering these shelves for SO LONG and got tired of staring at a blank wall during quarantine. Great communication from Floyd and separate logistics company for shipping. Assembly definitely requires two people but the quality of the products is evident. I will say there are some tips that could be added if you're like me and order one full unit with two add-ons, but overall process wasn't bad. We are thrilled with the final product!" —Lynsey L.

    Get them from Floyd for $485+ (available in tall, short, special, and combo sizing, 12 styles, and 6 colors).

    2. A coffee table with hidden storage inside and a top that you can lift up to use as a makeshift desk or a surface to eat dinner on when you simply can't tear yourself away from whatever you're in the middle of binge-watching.

    the light wood coffee table with the top lifted to show the storage inside
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great coffee table for the price. Assembly was relatively easy and the only part that requires a second person is the very end when attaching the top of the table to the base. When doing this, I highly recommend using a drill to screw these screws in to save time and effort. The rest of the table can be assembled with screwdrivers. The raising feature is also more useful than I thought. It’s great if you want to eat a meal on the couch or if you are working from home and want your laptop raised up to a better height. Even when raised, the surface is quite sturdy. If you are looking for a great looking coffee table for an awesome price, this is the table for you." —Evan

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in three colors).

    3. A cube organizer, perfect for anyone who has a lot of odds and ends they'd like to display in their living room.

    a brown nine cub shelving organizer
    Amazon

    This product is an organizer's dream come true — it's simple, but extremely effective for creating a place to store all of your essentials.

    Promising review: "I kept delaying the assembly of this cube organizer because I usually find these type of assembly projects to be very frustrating. Now I have procrastinator's remorse. This was VERY easy to assemble and probably took me 20 min or less. It's pretty sturdy and I bought the ClosetMaid 3880 Cubeical fabric drawers which fit perfectly." —Lucy

    Get it from Amazon for $26.82+ (available in eight sizes and seven colors).

    4. A set of wall-mounted shelves to help remove clutter from your bookcase/dresser/floor and make your room look organized at the same time.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    You can end your search for the perfect floating shelves — they're right here!

    Promising review: "These were super easy to install. I live in an apartment so I can't make holes in the wall but push-pins worked just as well! it was sturdy enough to support my decorations and honestly, they are cute. I love the little paper instructions and the nails that already came with it for assembly. Honestly worth the price, the look, and the assembly." —Adriana

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $14.44+ (available in 11 colors).

    5. A cozy armchair that'll be a lovely addition to your living room decor and quickly become your favorite place to cuddle up and read a book.

    a fray accent chair with wooden legs
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We are delighted with this charming, elegant, nicely crafted arm chair! The light blue cloth is lovely, very fresh looking and tasteful, and the seating position is first-class, supportive at just the right angle. The chair is well-constructed, with solid attachment points for its sturdy, attractive birch legs." —MacMaster

    Get it from Amazon for $141.40+ (available in charcoal or teal).

    6. An area rug with a pop of color, so you and your roomie or partner can end that ongoing fight about whether to get a neutral or vibrant rug.

    a printed rug with a mostly pink design on it
    Rugs USA

    Promising review: "Although the rug is printed, it is a beautiful rug. You get a Turkish rug look without the Turkish rug price tag. The colors are meant to be faded and it is a very nice look. I am very happy with it! And I have absolutely no problem with the print. It is very clear." —YC

    Get it from Rugs USA for $27.10+ (available in five shapes, seven sizes, and two colors).

    7. A pyramid pendant light made from a painted steel in an oil-rubbed bronze finish that will transform your living room in minutes.

    a bronze pendant light with a diamond-shaped cage around it
    Urban Outfitters

    It is amazing what a simple ~flip of a switch~ can do to the aesthetic of a room. This cage-design is modern, super cool, and sure to light up your life.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $129.

    8. A TV stand with plenty of room to store your gaming consoles — a perfect excuse to treat yourself to the latest Xbox or PlayStation.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    This TV stand can hold up to 250 pounds.

    Promising review: "Been looking a long time for just the right TV stand.... found it! Got it in the driftwood color and it's beautiful. It's a sturdy piece and was easy to put together. It's not real wood, but it's textured to feel like it, and no one will tell the difference. Got a 55" on it with plenty of room to spare. Great-looking piece, would recommend it to anyone looking to upgrade from those standard black TV stands we all have. This one's a 5-star for sure." —Cathy Healey

    Get it from Amazon for $141+ (available in two sizes and seven styles).

    9. A macrame swing for the corner of your room — just imagine how soothing it would be to curl up with a blanket and nap or read in there. Delightful.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Beautiful chair! Well made. It is quite large so make sure you have the space for it. My daughter sat in this for hours! We did order the $15 hanging kit that is recommended and we measured in the attic where a roof joist was so we could attach it to the joist from below. Chair feels well made and very secure. We plan on getting some for our deck as well." —Thedrakes

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in four colors).

    10. A candle that'll serve as both decor and an act of kindness — it smells fantastic and each purchase supports women transitioning out of homelessness and other hardships.

    a candle with a wood wick and a label that says "new beginnings"
    The Rode

    Each candle is made in Los Angeles by women at The Rode workshop. If you're obsessed with candles, you should definitely add this to your home. You'll love telling any visitors (or anyone who sees their lovely candle in the background of a video call) the sentiment behind it. This one is musky and has notes of geranium and amber.

    Get it from The Rode for $45.

    11. A stylish teal ottoman to store all your stuff in so guests will never know you're *kind of* a pack rat.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great value. Looks just like the photo. I've had it for months now. It is sturdy and the storage is such a bonus. I have pets so fur gets around my apartment. This is really easy to vacuum or spot clean with a wet rag." —Nerd-Lady

    Get it from Amazon for $142.99.

    12. A table lamp inspired by the original electric light bulb you can count on to look amazing in your living room and provide you with ample reading light.

    the light bulb lamp
    Nordstrom

    This lamp was designed by Goodee, a Black-owned company who specializes in ethically made products.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $100.

    13. A splurge-worthy Samsung Frame TV that'll disguise itself as an elegant picture frame when it's not in use. A magical marvel in home decor and technology if you ask me.

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a brilliant TV! It looks great in art mode. If your primary goal is to have the TV look less like a TV, I think you’ll be pleased with this one. There are some reviews that point out some downsides (like a small amount of local storage), but I’ve had no problems. The pictures make the screen look brighter than it is but with the right pictures, it looks matte and brilliant in art mode; like a framed print." —N B

    Get it from Amazon for $547.99+ (available in four colors and six sizes).

    14. A bundle of books in a specific color to create an Instagram-worthy aesthetic in your shelves — I dare you to read 'em as well!

    an array of blue books
    Exsect / Etsy

    These book sets are coordinated and sold by a woman-owned small business out of Texas!

    Promising review: "Love!!! This set of books makes my bookshelf look professionally decorated!" —Lauren Nourse

    Get it from Exsect on Etsy for $42+ (available in two sizes and 18 color schemes).

    15. And a set of stunning marbled bookends to keep your many books upright and organized but with a chic twist.

    marbled angled bookends
    Amazon

    These chic bookends will help you keep your favorite reads organized from A to Z. If you're anything like me, having a well-decorated home makes it feel even more inviting. I treasure my bookcase, and thanks to these accessories you will soon enjoy yours even more, too.

    Promising review: "Such a good value for these! Heavy weight and feel/look very expensive." —Mary Beth Taylor

    Get them from Amazon for $46.17+ (available in black or white).

    16. A remote organizer, perfect for keeping your various remotes, clickers, channel changers (whatever you call it in your house) in check while looking chic.

    a reviewer's photo of the remote organizer filled with remotes
    amazon.com

    You're only human if you don't know where your TV remotes are... ever. This contraption is perfect for storing remotes, house phones (if ya' have one), and even your cell phone if you want to really focus on what you're watching.

    Promising review: "This remote control holder is the best I’ve ever owned. Not only is it elegant and attractive, it is nice and lightweight and has room for at least five remote controls, however depending on the thinness of the controllers, you could probably fit more in there.

    Since it basically just sits on a side table, I believe it’s made of quality material, and will last a very long time. It matched my decor perfectly, and looks exactly as pictured." —Nicole Cook

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).

    17. A chic glass tower shelving unit, so you can put your odds 'n' ends on display for all to see.

    a five tiered glass vertical shelf
    Amazon

    Promising review: "It's weird how this can be so cheap and easy to construct but really does not look cheap at all. I just put it together this morning in like 10 minutes, it was so easy! Came quick and no damage! It goes up crazy easy and looks really nice. Super happy because I was worried it might look tiny and cheap. The glass shelves are maybe smaller than expected but really not bad and the dimensions posted are true to size." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $60.99.

    18. A set of planters with a boho vibe to them that'll give your plant babies a proper home.

    two wooden stands holding white, round planters with diagonal etching in them
    Raymour & Flanigan

    Get a set of two from Raymour & Flanigan for $99.95.

    19. Or a botanical art print, in case you want some greenery in your living room but don't want to put a plant's life at risk (my track record isn't great, I wouldn't blame you).

    a framed print of a two plants
    NonilyStudio / Etsy

    NonilyStudio is a Black woman-owned small business run out of California — check out all their other minimalist wall prints for more decor ideas.

    Get the digital download from NonilyStudio on Etsy for $4.99.

    20. A ladder bookcase to ~elevate~ your collection of Nicholas Sparks novels — ahem, I mean noteworthy classic tomes.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Take your love for books (or trinkets, whichever you prefer to display) to new heights with this ladder bookcase. It's great for making the most out of small spaces — and it just looks really cool.

    Promising review: "I really like this bookcase. It was easy to assemble by myself. Really great way to showcase books, CDs, DVDs, photos, vases or plants, trinkets, etc. I think that this open ladder style looks a lot cooler than the typical enclosed bookcase that we're all used to seeing. The 'espresso' color is a very dark brown, almost black. It's real solid wood, not that crappy particleboard that a lot of shelving at this price range is made of. The shelf is sturdy, and I even have it sitting on carpet." —Megan M

    Get it from Amazon for $77.88 (available in two styles and three colors).

    21. A stylish diffuser that'll fill your home with calming fragrances — perfect if you're weary of candles.

    a yellow matte stone diffuser next to a bottle of essential oils
    Vitruvi

    All you'll have to do is fill it with water, add a few drops of essential oils, and enjoy as your room fills with zen-like scents. I recently snagged one of these for my new home and can't wait to test it out — I'm a big fan of diffusers but hate how stark white and clunky they tend to look. This one will seamlessly fit in with more modern home decor.

    Get it from Vitruvi for $119 (available in eight colors)

    22. A Homesick Candle, so your entire living room will smell of your favorite place in the world: home.

    a Seattle candle and a Washington state candle
    Homesick / Via instagram.com

    The next time your friends come over they'll ask you, "Oooh, what's that nice smell?" And you can happily direct them to your Homesick Candle that smells just like your favorite place on earth.

    Promising review: "I got this as a surprise for my boyfriend. He moved to my state from Texas for college. I wasn't sure about how it would smell but I figured even if he wasn't a fan it would be neat as a decoration for his room. When I surprised him with the candle and he smelled it, he actually got very emotional and started crying because he said the smell instantly brought back so many memories of home. I don't know how they did it, but Homesick Candles managed to replicate the smell of home so well in this candle that it took my boyfriend back home immediately. Definitely worth my money:)" —Bailey K

    Get it from Amazon for $28.19 (available in 50 scents).

    23. An intricately painted vase covered in florals that just might outshine the supermarket flowers you place in it.

    painted vases
    Anthropologie

    Promising review: "I purchased all four, and they are more beautiful in person. Well made, and tastefully designed, it goes with any decor. They are the perfect pop of color." —Jucolovesanthro

    Get it from Anthropologie for $28+ (available in four styles).

    24. A roll of peel-and-stick floral wallpaper, in case you've been dying to transform your living room into a scene from literally any Wes Anderson film.

    floral peel and stick wallpaper
    Amazon

    We chose our wedding venue specifically around the fact it was filled with DOPE wallpaper — just like this floral print. It's really easy to apply (peel-and-stick!) and can be removed, so don't stress if you're renting. It can also be used to jazz up other items like bookcases.

    Promising review: "Looks absolutely beautiful in my baby's room! Difficult to line up at first but after the first few we got the hang of it. I will say the pattern is very forgiving. Some areas didn't line up perfectly but you cant tell at all. It was definitely worth the frustration because I'm so happy with the finished product." —Julie

    Get it from Amazon for $18.96 (available in three styles).

    25. Blackout curtains so you'll never have to worry about that annoying glare the sun projects onto the TV during a midday movie marathon.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I'll be honest. We didn't want to like these curtains. We buy WAY too many things from Amazon and for some reason this just felt like a strange thing for Amazon to provide. Plus, we wanted to have 'nice' (or should I say more expensive) curtains in our rooms. But in the end, we knew that the Amazon Basic products were well made and these curtains were going into our kids' rooms so we rolled the dice. These are the best curtains we have purchased. Period. The fabric is excellent and the grommets are solid. I mean, I really gave these a solid once over to try and find something to complain about. Stitching? Excellent. Fabric pulling away from the grommets? Not at all. Hem starting to pull apart? Not in the least. They'll probably look like crap in a year, right? A year on and these things look almost brand new. Honestly, this isn't a love letter. This is more an acceptance that Amazon really does make exceptional products at a really low price point. The curtains shouldn't be this good, but they are." —Mike K.

    Get them from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in six sizes and nine styles).

    26. A bar cart that'll have you crooning "you're so golden" a la Harry Styles each time you whip up a cocktail.

    A gold bar cart on wheels with top and lower shelf
    Target

    Promising review: "Absolutely beautiful! Set it up as a rolling wine bar for the holidays and plan to put a portable record player on it after that. Well built, solid construction, and very easily assembled. I give 5 stars!"—Target reviewer

    Get it from Target for $150

    27. A leather recliner to not only give you an identical massage to the one you get while getting a pedicure, but that can also swivel 360 degrees!

    a black leather recliner
    Amazon

    Want to add a little luxury into your living room? Well, let me introduce you to this chair. It is soft but sturdy, has two cup holders, storage bags to hold magazines, and a fantastic heating/massaging feature. Say "yes" to comfort, my friends.

    Promising review: "The chair was shipped very quickly, and was very easy to assemble. I really appreciated the twin cup holders, and felt it was a good size for our living room. The customer service is very good, and is worth mentioning here. I had to reach out to them after a couple of months, and not only were they very prompt getting back to me, but they also shipped me a replacement part within a few days and at no cost to me. I felt they valued me as a customer, and made sure I was completely satisfied." —Martin J

    Get it from Amazon for $354.99 (available in two styles).

    28. A mid-century style coffee table with a slab of glass and wood that'll bring double the style and storage space to your living room.

    the coffee table with a glass top and wooden second layer
    West Elm

    Get it from West Elm for $359.20+ (available in two colors and sizes).

    29. A professionally framed gallery wall, so everyone who visits your home will be convinced you have an ~eye for design~.

    an array of frames behind a couch
    Framebridge

    I got married over two years ago and can honestly tell you I haven't printed a single photo from the "best day of my life." (gags) It wasn't until I discovered Framebridge that I even considering doing something with the pics! All you have to do is upload your photos, choose your format and frames, and BOOM! The gallery wall arrive with a guide, so you can decorate stress-free.

    Get this gallery wall from Framebridge for $549 (available in three frame styles). And check out more gallery wall options.

    30. A mirror that'll answer the question "Who's the fairest of them all?" Spoiler: The answer is this versatile piece of furniture.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    The Evil Queen probably would've been a lot more chill if she had been gazing into a trendy mirror like this one, don't you think? It can be hung on a wall or laid flat as a decorative piece. Fantastic!

    Promising review: "I love this mirror. It's really hard to see in the photo what it is, so it's a bit hard to imagine what you are going to get. It's a flat mirror and the gold dimensional parts are up off the mirror so the finished piece is not flat like a regular mirror but very dimensional. I always recommend checking measurements carefully so you know the actual size of what you are getting. This isn't a huge mirror. I think it is great as a mirror, but am actually using it as a tray on a dresser in my boys' room." —@MaggieHDesign

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in four colors).

    31. An agate tabletop clock to give your living room the pop of color it has been craving.

    the blue agate clock
    Aanthropology / Etsy

    Dying to add some unique decor to your living room? Well, look no further! Not only will this aqua blue agate piece bring some ~umph~ to your room, but it's also a functional clock. Aanthropology is a woman-owned small business run out of Illinois.

    Get it from Aanthropology on Etsy for $44.80+ (available with or without personalization).

    32. An Article Timber sofa with minimal assembly — you'll find yourself snuggled up with a blanket watching Netflix on it in no time.

    Article, Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Chelsea Stuart had only good things to say about this couch:

    "This is my single most prized possession. I have lots of friends who are in love with the Sven — and I'm sure it's also great — but I'm SO happy I went with the Timber. The leather is so, so soft and it's definitely one of those couches you just sink into. It's also really long. I'm 5'6" (and a half!) and can easily sprawl out with inches to spare at my head and feet. If you're a pet owner, listen up! I was fearful to make such an investment when I had literally just adopted two kittens (one of the little devils is pictured above) but it couldn't be a better pick. Our first week with the couch, they seriously scratched up one of the cushions and I was *this* close to a breakdown. Flash forward a week, though, and after sitting on the couch like usual, all of the scratches were buffed out and no marks were left behind!! That is seriously the single best thing about this couch. Any marks, stains, or scratches eventually fade and add to the patina."

    Promising review: "The couch is extremely comfortable and the setup was extremely easy. They brought the couch into my living room and it was one easy step to attach the legs. At first I thought the legs were forgotten as I couldn't find them, but realized they were tucked away in the bottom! Looks great in our space and the two of us can lie on in comfortably. We've had it for two months now and extremely happy so far!" —Caroline B.

    Get it from Article for $1,899.

    33. A faux fur throw blanket any homebody would be happy with — it's just about that time where it's acceptable to hibernate until the sun comes out again in April.

    a pink faux fur throw blanket
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This blanket goes above and beyond the average blanket. If you've ever dreamed of sleeping in the pellets of 50 rabbits but don't want the guilt of all those rabbit lives, this is your blanket. It's light but warm, not too warm, just warm enough. The cats LOOKED at it and ran to the bed. Before I finished laying it out they started climbing on it like OKAY guys calm down! And it's huge so you can really bundle yourself up or add an extra person comfortably. This blanket just seems sexy and luxurious. I don't really know. It's magical, and it's changed my quality of life for the better." —Emma Stanley

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in four sizes and 19 colors).

    34. A chenille floor cushion to provide extra (but still SO comfortable) seating for anyone who gets sucked into your I'm-not-leaving-the-house-this-winter plans.

    a stack of square chenille floor cushions
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This comes just as pictured and described. It is comfortable and looks luxurious. It's great for floor seating." —AKhan

    Get it from Amazon for $34.94+ (available in six colors).

    35. A glass lantern with a single pillar candle inside of it that'll be the finishing touch to the peaceful vibe you've been trying make happen in your living room.

    three tapered glass lanterns with a gray terracotta base
    Magnolia

    Promising review: "This is perfect for my bar style dining table for two. It goes well in my neutral decor. I got the small size. It would fit in well on any decor, boho, contemporary, coastal or farmhouse!" —Mary P.

    Get it from Magnolia for $16+ each (available in three sizes).

    36. A scratch-off map anyone with a bad case of wanderlust will simply adore because they can mark all their past and future adventures while also adding a conversation piece to their living space.

    a model scratching off the locations they've been to on a gold map
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I gave this as a gift to a traveler. He really liked the way it is and when I informed him that you scratch off all the countries he visited he was so surprised. I put it in a poster frame. Nice idea for someone who travels." —M. King

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    37. A curtain of twinkle lights that'll make anyone who enters feel like they've headed for the second star on the right and landed in Neverland.

    strings of lights with polaroid photos hanging from them
    Amazon

    If it were up to me, I would leave my Christmas lights up inside my home all year long. These twinkle lights are a great way to create that look without being overtly holiday-themed. Tinker Bell would certainly approve!

    Promising review: "When I purchased these I honestly did not have high hopes. They were cheap and I figured if they weren't great it wouldn't be a big loss. I received these and they are wonderful! They bend so easily which makes hanging them in any design incredibly easy. They are nice and bright and they made my cozy space perfect. I am planning on buying more for my kids bedrooms. We love these!!" —Janay Anderson-McConnell

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three sizes and five colors).

    38. A side table with brass accents that'll flawlessly combine your modern but reserved taste in home decor — AKA it'll just look really cool next to your couch.

    a rounded side table with a wooden top and gold legs
    Burrow

    I'm moving into my first home next month and already snagged one of these lovely little tables. We're going with a mid-century modern feel so the walnut table top and brass accents will fit in flawlessly with all of our other furniture. Burrow is a direct-to-consumer brand run out of NYC who specializes in making ergonomic, easy-to-build furniture.

    Get it from Burrow for $265 (available in two base colors and and three tabletop colors).

    39. And a pet hair remover, because once you finally curate the living room of your dreams you'll probably want to ensure it stays free of fur balls.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing. With multiple cats and two dogs who have no boundaries in the house (couches, chairs and beds are free game), and more than a few with black fur, our furniture and carpets were constantly covered. This thing works wonders! Easy to use, does the job right, and cheap. What a bang for your buck. The fur comes right off, it's a miracle. I recently used it in our bedroom since we have light blue carpet. The vacuum wasn't sucking up the fur and the carpet looked dingy and dirty. I got down and went to town on the carpet with this thing and the difference is like night and day. It picked up everything. I scrubbed hard enough to loosen up a 6-month-old Skittle from the carpet too 😂. Seriously, if you have pets, this is a must. Bought it in March, it's now October and it still works like a beast. You won't regret buying this." —dameow687

    Get it from Amazon for $10.19.

    Fabulous furniture if I do say so myself! Now, you'll have to excuse me I have some more Netflix to watch.

    NBC

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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