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The best living room furniture and decor to buy right now

Entertain and unwind in style

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Your living room serves a lot of functions. It’s the place to unwind after a long week of work (so you want it to be comfortable), and it acts as your pad’s most important ambassador for house guests (so you want it to be stylin’).

With an eye toward budgets both realistic and pie-in-the-sky, we’ve rounded up eight stellar living room decor items—from a suave leather sofa and a cushy-yet-sophisticated side chair to a funky geometric rug and a sleek floor lamp—that will impress your guests and set the perfect scene for a Sunday of television binge-watching.

Razzle Dazzle Hai chair, Hem, $1,259
Feeling nautical? This chair, designed by Luca Nichetto, is said to be inspired in both name and form by the elegant whale shark (hai is the Finnish word for shark). With a sleek frame and soft cushions, it requires little to no assembly.
Duotone circular coffee table, Yield Design, $2,610
A bilevel coffee table offers lots of options for storage and decorative displays. Use this luxurious table for art books or magazines, and place your essentials (remote control, glass of wine) on top. This piece is refreshingly (and surprisingly) simple to assemble, but will look anything but basic to house guests.
Fern print circle pillow, Fort Makers, $150
Featuring a digital print of hand-painted work by artist Naomi Clark, this circular pillow has a removable insert. The leafy green tones are the perfect note to welcome spring.
Studio floor lamp, Schoolhouse Electric, $299
Minimalism meets midcentury-modern style in this white enamel and brass task lamp. It’s low-profile good looks should easily adapt to your existing decor.
Key coffee table, Hem, $279
A clean ash wood top, paired with simple metal legs, makes this petite table by GamFratesi stylish enough to be the center of attention in a small space or used as a side table in a grander pad.
The Square, Cold Picnic, $540
Varied pile heights add depth to this desert scene. A one-of-a-kind abstract print—on 100 percent wool yarn, no less—is sure to spark interest and chatter.
Leia mixed-leather sofa, Urban Outfitters, $1,550
This mixed-leather sofa marries fashion and function in a versatile boho design. The curved shape is spot-on for the artistically inclined, while its comfortable construction makes it a solid addition to any living room.
Third Eye vessel, Chen Williams, $1,500
For the person who has everything, perhaps this made-to-order marble magazine holder will do the trick.

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