You only need a few investment pieces to upgrade your living space - here are 15 perfect options

A fashion market editor breaks down her top pieces from statement lamps to quirky vases.

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Most Curated is a monthly series in which one editor, team member or friend of Livingetc will share the top 15 items on their current wish list.

There are only a few activities I love doing for countless hours, and décor shopping is one of them. I peruse brands' home sections almost daily for everything from eccentric wall colors to head-turning vases. Having worked in fashion for a decade, I've pretty much mastered the art of market research. Between art deco kitchen appliances, minimalist backyard benches, and feng shui bathroom lighting, I've seen it all. So I know a thing or two about pieces to invest in that'll elevate your living space.

This is not to say that I only buy expensive furniture and exclusive artwork. Instead, I invest in unique statement pieces here and there. For example, I'm leaning into statement lamps in lieu of wall art and opting for patterned rugs to set the tone of my space. And of course, I'll never downplay the power of a great standing mirror. Below, I've rounded up 15 chic décor pieces guaranteed to upgrade any living room.

Humaa Hussain
Associate Shopping Editor

Humaa is the Associate Shopping Editor at sister titles Who What Wear and Marie Claire where she oversees all affiliate organic and branded content for the fashion, beauty and home verticals in the US. Previously, Humaa was Commerce Editor at British Vogue where she wrote all affiliate stories to help build up on organic E-Commerce revenue. Humaa has a BA Honors degree in English Literature and will gladly give you a detailed analysis on every classic literary heroine, whether it was wanted or not. When she’s not trying to save the world one cashmere sweater at a time, on her off days you can find Humaa with her head buried in the most romantic of romance novels.