Best living room ornaments: our favourite decor accessories

Give your living room an instant update with these stylish and interesting ornaments for the home

Hill interiors sitting bronze hare ornaments, £14.99, Dobbies

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

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

Wellbeing sand timer, £10, Argos

Wellbeing sand timer, £10, Argos
Wellbeing sand timer, £10, Argos

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 30-minute timer will bring an air of serenity to your space with its calming teal-coloured sand.

Leaf vases, £35 for a set of two, Very

Leaf vases, £35 for a set of two, Very
Leaf vases, £35 for a set of two, Very

If you’re looking for a set of ornaments which are a little more glam, then these matching vases which can be displayed with or without flowers are a fantastic way to bring a charming touch to your space.

Elephant sculpture, £14, Next

Elephant sculpture, £14, Next
Elephant sculpture, £14, Next

For those wanting to create a more minimal look, this white-washed elephant sculpture is your calling.

Sage Livia glass storage pot, £16, Oliver Bonas

Sage Livia glass storage pot, £16, Oliver Bonas
Sage Livia glass storage pot, £16, Oliver Bonas

You can’t go wrong with this decorative storage pot. It’s delicate and stylish but useful too, with plenty of space to keep bits and bobs that you don’t want on display out of sight.

Ochre leaf ceramic pattern ball, £4; Fossil shell stand sculpture, £12; Wire letter rack, £6; Artificial cheese plant in Ochre Vase, £8, all Dunelm

Ochre leaf ceramic pattern ball, £4; Fossil shell stand sculpture, £12; Wire letter rack, £6; Artificial cheese plant in Ochre Vase, £8, all Dunelm
Ochre leaf ceramic pattern ball, £4; Fossil shell stand sculpture, £12; Wire letter rack, £6; Artificial cheese plant in Ochre Vase, £8, all Dunelm

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

Forest Dawn star tealight holder, from £10.50, Sainsbury’s Home

Forest Dawn star tealight holder, from £10.50, Sainsbury’s Home
Forest Dawn star tealight holder, from £10.50, Sainsbury’s Home

This tealight holder is less about colour and more about adding cosiness to a minimalist scheme with a warm glowing candle in the centre of the star.

Gold and coral floral etched watering can, £16.50, Oliver Bonas

Gold and coral floral etched watering can, £16.50, Oliver Bonas
Gold and coral floral etched watering can, £16.50, Oliver Bonas

You don’t necessarily have to own a jungle of plants for this watering can to come in useful. It’s shiny gold finish, coral handle and etched floral design make it ideal for displaying in your living room to bring a sense of elegance and personality to the space.

Angel Strawbridge 100ml diffuser in Spiced Rose, £7.50, Argos

Angel Strawbridge 100ml diffuser in Spiced Rose, £7.50, Argos
Angel Strawbridge 100ml diffuser in Spiced Rose, £7.50, Argos

This rose-scented diffuser packs a punch in terms of aroma and design. Add this beautiful pot to your mantelpiece to bring colour and style to your living room.

Art Nouveau peacock snow globe, £25, John Lewis & Partners

Art Nouveau peacock snow globe, £25, John Lewis Partners
Art Nouveau peacock snow globe, £25, John Lewis Partners

For a beautiful and quirky accessory which you’ll be hard pushed to find anywhere else, choose this golden crowned peacock snow globe from John Lewis & Partners. It’s bound to be a talking point with your guests!

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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?