This Is the One-and-Done Accessory Your Living Room Is Missing
The right decorative object can make a space like your living room truly feel finished, whether that item is placed on a coffee table, console, open shelf, or any other bare spot that could use filling. As of late, I’ve been gravitating toward sculptural chain link-style pieces, which look beautiful whether displayed on their own or crowning a stack of coffee table books.
Often pricier than most accent pieces due to their heft and material composition (think marble, metal, and wood versus plastic), chain links add texture and visual interest to a space in seconds and are generally sizable enough that they can do some heavy lifting decor-wise. They’re the perfect one-and-done detail for a mantel and can be used in tableaux on various surfaces, too. Even better, since they’re fairly flexible in between links, you can restyle them often into different configurations: outstretched and long, coiled and compact, or even twisted into a serpentine shape. No matter your decor style, one of these eight chain link objects will speak to you and be the perfect finishing touch for your living room.
Beverly Wicker Chain Link Object
Wicker isn’t going anywhere, and if you love this natural texture as much as I do, this chain link piece will be right up your alley. Place it atop a white marble table for contrast or pair it with rattan furniture to keep that boho theme going strong in your living room.
Buy: Beverly Wicker Chain Link Object, $65.00 from Williams-Sonoma
Cottrell Hand-Carved Chain 5 Link Sculpture
Perfect for spaces with transitional style, this wooden piece from Wayfair will spice up your coffee table in seconds. Note that at 27 inches wide, the piece is quite large at its full length, but you can easily coil it up a bit if you’re styling it on a smaller surface.
Buy: Cottrell Hand-Carved Chain 5 Link Sculpture, $81.99 from Wayfair
GO Home Ltd Barak Chain Decor
Feeling a bit edgy? This metal chain may be the one for you. It’s a great option for modern, industrial spaces, and while it may look like a vintage, one-of-a-kind piece, you can order it right from Walmart.
Buy: GO Home Ltd Barak Chain Decor, $46.99 from Walmart
Reclaimed Wood Chain
This sweet reclaimed wood piece is an excellent find for rustic or farmhouse-influenced spaces, and it’s one of the less expensive chains I found, too. Each chain has slight variations in wood tones, so it’ll add a lot of visual interest to whatever spot you put it in.
Buy: Reclaimed Wood Chain, $36.00 from Megan Molten Shop
Sonoma Living Carved Wood Decorative Chain
This thick wooden chain looks handmade, but it’s actually a sub-$50 Amazon Prime find. Since it’s only three links long, it’s a great option for topping your stack of coffee table books.
Buy: Sonoma Living Carved Wood Decorative Chain, $49.99 from Amazon
White Marble Chain Decor
Minimalists will fall for this simple yet classic marble chain, which would pop against a wooden table or dark mantle. At just 13 inches long, it’s a bit more petite than many of the other options highlighted here, too.
Buy: White Marble Chain Decor, $54.60 from Burke Decor
Charcoal Wood Chain, Small Link
Popular plant retailer Bloomist sells more than just green friends; they have a wonderful selection of decorative accents for the home, too! This charcoal wooden chain, created in collaboration with designer Hilary Robertson, is ideal for those who want to bring some drama into a living room vignette.
Buy: Charcoal Wood Chain, Small Link, $58.00 from Bloomist
Bloomingville 13″ L Decorative Marble Figurine Chain Link
This find features more of a crisp, white marble finish than the-off white piece featured above. It’s a classic that’s tried and true and will shine no matter where it’s placed.
Buy: Bloomingville 13″ L Decorative Marble Figurine Chain Link, $45.00 from DZN Home