The 9 Best Living Room Decor Items on Etsy Under $25, According to Designers

updated Jun 10, 2021
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If you’re in the market for idiosyncratic, artisanal decor that won’t break the bank, Etsy is the online marketplace for you. “Etsy is a great source if you want to get away from mass-produced decor,” says interior designer Jenelle Lovings. “You can always find unique pieces or items that are similar to big box stores, but for a fraction of the cost.”  

Curious what kinds of awesome and affordable finds interior designers currently have in their Etsy carts? From cheetah print throw pillow covers to floating flower vases and more, here are nine living room decor items for under $25 that some of our favorite designers can’t wait to get their hands on.

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Cheetah print pillow cover

If you’re itching for a living room upgrade but on a tight budget, Lovings recommends updating your existing sofa pillows with an eye-catching cheetah print pillow cover from Etsy. “Animal print is always a great way to update your space and add a little flare and edge,” she explains.  

Buy: Braemore Jamil Velvet Cheetah Animal Print Pillow Cover, $20.00 from homeliving.etsy.com

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Shapely vase

For an affordable riff on a trendy ceramic vase, Dominique Brielle Fluker of DBF Interiors says to look no further than this 3D-printed style. “I recently purchased a minimalistic and Nordic doughnut vase for my living room,” she says. “I recommend placing it atop your coffee table or console to bring depth and dimension to a table scheme.”

Buy: Doughnut Vase, $22.69 from New Chapter New Home

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 Statement print

A tongue-in-cheek art print can help set a playful tone for your living room without sacrificing any style. “Etsy is such a treasure trove of unique pieces,” says Jasmine Bible of Jasmine Bible Design. “BT Design Co. has become my go-to Etsy store for cheeky, quirky artwork that makes me smile.”

Buy: This Must Be The Place Poster Print, $21.98 from BT Design Co.

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Elevated display

A clean-lined acrylic stand is a stylish way to display treasured trinkets without adding any visual weight to a small surface. “We love sourcing on Etsy, because it’s one of the last places you can go for something custom with a quick turnaround,” says Chad Graci of Graci Interiors. “I’ve recently been getting instant gratification from these acrylic pedestals.”

Buy: Acrylic Display Stand Pedestal, $24.95 from Cambridge Nudes

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Floating vase

Turn a sliver of wall space into a sleek floral display with nothing more than a floating vase. “This wall-mounted vase can be grouped to create a living wall or left singular for a minimalist finishing touch,” says Carneil Griffin of Griffin Direction Interiors. “We love to add a single eucalyptus stem for a fresh and natural aroma for living room spaces.”

Buy: Hanging Vase, $18.99 from Vault Furniture

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Instant gallery wall

Though a gallery wall is always a nice touch, Lovings says sourcing art can be expensive. “If you are on a budget, printing images at a local print shop or online is a great alternative to sourcing ready-made prints,” she explains. “Instant download art helps to ensure you are printing quality images without overspending.” 

Buy: Boho Beach Gallery Wall Prints, $17.01 from 88 Prints

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Rustic floating shelf

For a contemporary spin on a salon-style living room wall, Lovings recommends displaying your art on a picture ledge. “You can mix both decor items and framed art, and you can easily switch out artwork without the hassle,” she explains. “Art ledges are perfect in entryways or over your sofa.”

Buy: Picture Ledge Shelf, $20.00 from White Barn Woodworking

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Hidden gem

A jewel-toned throw pillow cover can bring a fresh pop of color and personality to a living room without costing you an arm and a leg. “I love that this pillow could bring a dose of luxury to any living room,” Bible says. “The emerald hues feel refined and elegant, while the swirls of the malachite feel organic and raw.”

Buy: Deep Green Malachite Pillow, $25.00 from FACET online

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Sleek vessel

For a quick living room side table upgrade, Lovings says you can always count on a simple matte glass vase. “Sometimes, you just need a tried and true vase,” she explains. “And you can never go wrong with a black or white one.”  

Buy: Modern Matte Glass Jardin Cylinder Vase, $11 from Shifted Modern