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Ornaments for Your Living Room: 7 Types of Living Room Ornaments

Ornaments for Your Living Room: 7 Types of Living Room Ornaments

Monday 26th February 2024

The living room, or lounge, is often the heart of the home. It acts as a chill-out room for the family and a reception room for friends and other guests.

It is the room that most people will automatically think of when they visit your home - so this is exactly why you should not skimp on ornaments when decorating your living room.

One of the best ways to put your print in your living room is to decorate it with some eye-catching ornaments.

In this article, we will aim to provide you with some inspiration when it comes to living room decor ideas.


One of the first things that comes to mind when it comes to choosing decorative ornaments for your living room is vases.

Not only are they versatile in where they can be placed, or the fact that they can come in a range of styles and sizes, but they also look beautiful both with and without flowers.

A good home decor tip when it comes to choosing flowers for your vases is to opt for seasonal flowers, which will help to fit in with both the colour and pattern of the vase but also make sure that nothing looks out of the ordinary or out of place in your living room.

For example: daffodils in spring, geraniums in summer, dahlias in autumn and snowdrops in winter.

Opting for a coloured fused glass vase is also another option when it comes to choosing a unique ornament for your living room.

These vases look particularly beautiful as they are, whether they are the focal point of the room atop the mantlepiece or simply placed on the coffee table, they look beautiful in any setting.

For more information on choosing the perfect coloured vase for your living room, check out our article here.

Table Centrepieces

Table centrepieces can come in various shapes, sizes, styles and designs, which means that there is something for everyone.

Whether you are opting for a fruit bowl-styled piece or a large plate, the choice is yours.

Often large table centrepieces are regarded as traditional living room ornaments, and in some cases, they are family heirlooms.

They help to create a tidy look on your coffee or dining table in the living room, whether that means using them as storing keys and other loose ends, or rather as the focal point of the table, it is up to you.

Large plates are also useful and come in a range of colours to suit the colour scheme of your living space.

Large plates, unlike the name suggests, are not designed to be used as dinner plates, but rather as home decor ornaments.

Perhaps you will opt to pass yours down to the generations of your family and let it become a family heirloom, too?

Unique Ornamental Glass

Something that can add a personal feel to the interior design of your living room is a piece of ornamental glass which represents you or your loved ones.

Examples include cruise ships - perhaps you had the greatest-ever family holiday on board a Mediterranean cruise, and have a constant reminder of it in your living room.

Maybe you would opt for a house piece - perhaps it would make a good gift for a relative who has just moved house, or bought their first home?

These pieces of glass are ideal for expressing yourself while also adding that personalised element to your home.

As was stated in the introduction to this article, your living room is your relaxing zone, but it also serves as the main reception room for when guests are around.
Therefore, it has to represent you, as well as fit in with the feel of your living room.

Angel Figurines

Speaking of adding a personal touch, one of the most popular choices when it comes to selecting a unique ornament for your living room is opting for a figurine-style ornament.

A popular choice is an angel. Whether you want to go for a more subtle design, such as white and gold, or something very colourful - whatever fits in with your home decor ideas and style is the right choice!

Many people wrongly assume that angels are just for Christmas - they couldn't be more wrong. If you want to learn more about this, check out our article on that here.

An attractive feature about angel figurines is that as well as being a unique living room ornament, is that they mean different things to different people.

Some people may opt for an angel simply because they like fused glass ornaments and want to decorate their living room with a fused glass angel - and there is nothing wrong with that at all.

On the other hand, angels often bring about sentimental feelings or evoke spiritual beliefs in other people - they could represent a loved one, or a beloved family member who is no longer with them in person, but very much there in spirit.

The beauty of angel figurines is of course their elegance and grace, but also that they can represent what you choose.

So if you are looking for a spiritually-themed ornament for your living room, or are wanting to commemorate a lost loved one, then an angel figurine is the perfect choice for you.


Initially, you might be confused as to why coasters are appearing in this article.

Coasters are not only practical, but they can even serve as a living room ornament - after all, they are on display all of the time on your coffee table, so you want to make sure they match the decor in your living room, right?

The beauty of coasters is that they are available in numerous different shapes and sizes, such as these beautiful heart-shaped coasters - which make an excellent gift for a loved one, Valentine's Day or not!

Coasters are also good in the sense that you can buy them individually or in larger sets, depending on whether you want to have one as a unique gift idea or a full set to match the decor in your living room.

Another advantage of glass coasters is that they are an affordable living room ornament, meaning that you don't have to break the bank to have a beautiful fused glass ornament in your living room.

Animal Glass Ornaments

Another popular choice when it comes to choosing a unique living room ornament is opting for an animal-themed one.

Many people choose to have ornaments which represent their furry friends and dog owners especially love ornaments which represent their favourite breed - such as these Miniature Schnauzer ornaments.

Another reason for animal ornaments is similar to that of angel figurines - they can mean different things to different people.

Perhaps someone has a glass cat ornament to remind them of a feline friend they had as a child, or others simply as a reminder of how great their little four-legged friend is.

While dogs and cats are popular choices simply due to their popularity as pets, there are a range of other animal-themed glass ornaments ideal for your living room, and some certainly add the unique factor - such as dragonfly ornaments.

Dragonflies are some of the most stunning insects, so it's easy to see why these are a good choice.

They are available in a variety of colours, and watching these colours reflect off the natural light from the sunshine in your living room can create stunning patterns on the walls.

Tealight Holders

Perhaps the most unique of living room ornaments has been saved until last in this article: tealight holders.

Far more than simply a small candle holder, tealight holders come in a range of different designs, colours, styles and sizes.

They are a fantastic way of illuminating the room when you have a tealight lit, especially if you have white walls or fairly plain wall decor.

Another reason for choosing tealight holders as ornaments is not just because of their practicability or affordable cost, but that they are very modern living room ornaments.

Few people have jumped on the tealight holders as an ornament bandwagon yet, so you could be the trendsetter amongst your friends and family!

Whether it's a brightly coloured, heart-shaped tealight holder that you're after, or perhaps something more subtle, you can rest easy knowing that here at Hard to Resist we have you covered.

Final Thoughts

Ornaments play a big role in defining the living space in your home. Whether you're after something extravagant and bright, or perhaps something more subtle or even sentimental, we have you covered.

Living room ornaments are one of the best ways of expressing yourself while also complimenting the interior design of your home.

For any more information, or any further living room ornamentation tips, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.