Add Instant Warmth and Luxury to Your Living Room

You don't have to break the bank to achieve a luxurious living room. These simple tips will help make your space look like a million bucks this winter.

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Plush Pillows Accent a Sectional

Bring on the pillows! Adding or swapping out pillows in your winter home decor can really add texture and warmth. Pile them on sofas, ottomans and chairs for a quick way to create a sense of richness.

A Great Starting Point

Before: This neutral living room is a great backdrop for an entertaining-ready winter space. With the right luxurious details and designer touches, it can be inexpensively transformed into a welcoming gathering place for friends and family.

Before: Pared Back Style

This living room has all the essentials but lacks a sense of grandeur and atmosphere. By adding affordable accessories, plants and employing thoughtful design an ordinary space becomes extraordinary.

This living room in a historic home is nicely furnished but lacks the glamour and magic needed for a season of entertaining and inside time. Thinks of ways this winter to work with what you have but add small decorative touches: new glassware, a metallic bar cart, richer curtains and throws and pillows to bring warmth and luxury to your space.

Gold Details Amp up the Glamour

Want to add instant luster to your living room this winter? Metallic tables and chairs warmed up with candles and a cozy metallic pillow offer the best of both worlds: industrial chic and comfort.

Bring On the Pillows!

There is no better way to instantly add a sense of luxury and comfort to your space, perfect for winter, than with pillows and throws. They are an affordable option and you can remove them or change them out for lighter, sunnier colors come spring and summer.

Before: A Functional Desk

This useful desk is also an ideal piece of furniture to transform into a buffet for casual dinners and big parties when the holiday season gears up.

Light It Up!

Even if you are hosting a big group for a living room buffet dinner, don't forget that ambiance is key. A table lamp adds needed light, but also warmth to the room and can be moved from another location in your home.

Easy Buffet

This desk transforms into the perfect buffet table beautifully accented by a striking piece of wall art and a pretty lamp. Remember that each corner of your room can be both utilitarian and attractive with the right decorative touches.

That utilitarian desk does elegant double duty (and saves the expense of buying a new piece of furniture) as a welcoming buffet perfect for holiday parties and gatherings. Use pretty trays to keep utensils and plates organized.

Before: This drink cart is being used as a glorified bookshelf in this living room. Why not tap into the true entertaining potential of an elegant cart like this one, and set it up for winter entertaining with a selection of beautiful bottles of liquor, your favorite wines—nicely displayed—and some gorgeous, light-catching glassware?

Luxurious Bar Cart Accessories

Kit out your bar cart for the busy holiday season. A gleaming gold wine holder adds verticality. Crystal decanters are a more glamorous alternative to liquor bottles. Crystal pieces reflect light and add glamour and sparkle to your winter room with relatively little investment.

Soup Up Your Bar Cart

What's the perfect vehicle for winter entertaining? A bar cart of course! This affordable, glamorous piece of furniture takes your party to where ever you need it in your living room, dining room or even bedroom.

Before: A fabric ottoman is a great way to bring warmth to a space, especially when properly accessorized.

Glamorous Gold Tray

An affordable way to turn up the glitz factor in your home: gold details like this beautiful gold and glass tray used on an ottoman in place of a coffee table for a warmer, more luxurious feel.

Set the Mood: Add Candles

Nothing adds mood and warmth as easily and inexpensively as flameless candles. Displayed on a stylish gold and glass tray to enhance the candlelit ambiance, this small touch transforms a room.

Conversation Starter

This gorgeous geode table is the perfect place to perch a drink, in addition to being a stunning conversation piece. Organic materials including stones, crystals and corals add unique style to your living room.

Plain Jane Mantel

Before: simple accessories may work for this mantel in spring and summer, but for the winter and holiday season you will want to amp up your design and add warmth to every nook and cranny of your space.

Add Metallics

Want a very inexpensive way to add luxury to your home? Add a small metallic detail like this vase for an instant dose of elegance.

Candles, plants and groupings of favorite personal objects add character and style to a mantel. Mix in new store-bought elements with existing objects to create a brand-new tableau without breaking the bank.

Slam Dunk: Metallic Basket

Baskets of any kind are a great way to corral clutter, but a stylish metal basket offers a little more interest and keep items visible.

Ottomans on the Move

The great thing about ottomans is their versatility. They can be moved around the room. A plush fabric like this blue velvet adds richness. Tucked into a corner with a complement of pillows, this ottoman becomes the perfect cozy conversation spot. Pillows with metallic details, metal chairs and side tables and a mirror reflect candlelight and make the room glow come evening.

Think Curated Objects

You don't need clutter to add warmth. This well-curated selection of objects offers just the right amount of texture and personality to this room. Baskets, including for plants, always add a sense of comfort; a selection of hardback books offers reading material for guests and candles and plants instantly create ambiance. Little things mean a lot in this nicely-balanced room.

Double Duty

Two identical chairs add symmetry to a room. With the whirl of holiday parties and entertaining, pushing these cozy cloth chairs together and adding a small side table for snacks or cocktails invites conversation and opens up your living room space to even more people.

Swap Out Fabrics by Season

Don't just refresh your pillows for winter: you can replace lighter curtains with darker ones to add even more warmth.

Plants Add Warmth

Plants are an easy and inexpensive way to add warmth and style to your home. They add a touch of green and brightness on dark winter days. Select a cozy woven basket to add even more allure to your indoor plant. Baskets like this one are also a great way to hide an inexpensive plastic container.

Great Together: Plants and Candles

Two instant ways to add warmth to a winter space? Plants and candles, whether flameless or standard (just make sure you keep them away from fabrics and other flammables and attended at all times).