Ornaments add the finishing touch to a stylish living room, bringing personality to the space and tying the room together. Any décor style, from pared-back minimalism to bustling cottagecore, won't look quite complete without a couple of well-chosen living room ornaments.


Whether you're looking for elegant glass ornaments, classic ceramic or something truly original, here are some suggestions for interesting and beautiful home décor accessories that won't break the bank.

Browse our round-up of the best living room ornaments, and bring your shelves to life!

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Best living room ornaments

Gold Giraffe Ornament

Gold giraffe ornament

We couldn't resist this adorable golden giraffe - the perfect living room ornament for any bookshelf, living room cabinet or windowsill. The ceramic ornament has been coated with a gold paint - ideal if you want to add a splash of subtle glamour to your space, or brighten up a dull wooden shelf.

There are a number of animals to choose from in this range, including a sweet set of two gold bird ornaments.

This giraffe ornament would also make a nice desk accessory if you want to add a personal and decorative touch to your workspace.

Glass Sand Timer

Blue sand timer

Not only will this ornament look great wherever you place it in the living room, it’s also a tranquil alternative to an alarm on your phone. The 15-minute timer will bring an air of serenity to your space with its calming blue-coloured glass. Just 20cm in height, it's compact enough for a small space.

Arch Slice Bookends

Blue and pink book ends

You can’t go wrong with these decorative book ends if you're looking to add a fun pop of colour to your living room. We love the contrast of the pale blue and pink and they're as decorative as they are practical. They'd also make a wonderful present idea for the bookworms in your life.

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Mini Ceramic Jugs

Two ceramic jugs

Add this set of mini ceramic jugs to your living room or kitchen shelf for a homey, boho-chic feel. Perfect for milk or cream if you're after a spot of afternoon tea or dessert, or you can keep them as strictly decorative, ornamental features. They'd even work well as mini vases - fill with freshly picked flowers and place in your hallway for a welcoming feel.

Measuring just over 8cm tall, these living room ornaments would make a great addition to a busy, cluttered book shelf, and they'd make a sweet housewarming gift.

Fossil Shell Sculpture

Shell ornament

Dunelm stocks a varied complementary collection of ornaments which can be displayed on open shelving. Our favourite has to be this fossil shell sculpture – it’s easy to work into a range of stylish schemes, whether they be neutral or colourful.

LUXE Agate Slice Object

Looking to add a glam touch to your space? This Agate Slice ornament will give your home a luxe feel in no time. It’s perfect for adding wow factor to a living room, but would even look amazing on a bedside table.

Gold Octopus Candle Stick Holder

Gold octopus candle holder

For a unique, standout living room ornament, Graham and Green is always worth a look! This gold octopus candle stick holder certainly lives up to the brand's reputation of being the go-to for all décor fun and eclectic. Place this glamorous fellow at the centre of your table and enjoy a warm glow whilst you're hosting.

On the lookout for a festive centrepiece? Browse our round-up of the best Christmas table centrepieces for that perfect finishing touch.


For more home style inspiration, why not check out our blue living room ideas and grey living room decor, or glam up your living room with a coffee table?


Rachel HowatsonDigital Writer

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