In an ideal world, we'd be able to style a living room from scratch to make sure that every piece of furniture works together in harmony. In reality, though, our homes are an accumulation of a lifetime's worth of possessions: sofas you inherited from your parents, lamps you bought when you got your first apartment, and knickknacks that caught your eye over the years.
If your living room is starting to look tired (e.g., sagging sofas, discolored rugs, and outdated lighting), there is a way to update it without spending a small fortune. Here, we've gone in search of the best pieces of furniture and accessories that have maximum design impact, at a minimum cost. From marble side tables to brushed-brass sconces, opt for one of these stylish under-$200 steals to elevate your living room—instantly.
Trust Nate Berkus to elevate a Target nightstand. Style this elegant, dark wood piece with a statement brass sconce and a stack of books.
Give your bathroom or entryway an instant touch of luxe with this brass sconce. Style two sconces on either side of a mirror or console to maintain symmetry.
Materials like black marble, oak veneer, and metal with an antique brass finish make this side table look more expensive than it actually is.
Simple and sculptural, this brass cage-like accent stool will light up any neutral space.
You can't go wrong with a round mirror. Style this brass beveled wall mirror above a dresser or entryway stool for a considered vignette.
Searching for minimalistic, well-made furniture on a budget? Bookmark Capsule Home for well-priced curved-line sofas, coffee tables, and dressers in muted tones.
This orb-shaped table lamp in brushed brass is proof that the little things count.
Urban Outfitters offers far more than college dorm décor. The brand's best-kept secret is its reasonably priced lighting, including this blush-colored pendant light.
Elevate a single sculptural vase or decorative object by styling it atop this simple white marble side table.
If you're struggling to find an artwork you love to add personality to a room, opt for a statement mirror instead.
What's the best expensive-looking item you've bought for your home?