Living room ideas: 12 colorful candy-like furniture and decorative pieces

The Slide Gelée collections by Roberto Paoli feature ottomans, lounge chairs and jelly-shaped coffee tables
By Hong Xinying

By Hong Xinying

May 18, 2021

Delight in these original candy-like collections that will make fun decorative pieces in your living room

While we appreciate the zen, clean look of modern, minimalist interiors, it’s through the use of decorative details and personal touches that help bring the look together and make the interior feel like part of it. ‘a house.

Decorative pieces easily solve the problem: think side tables in playful hues or cushions and other smaller items that you can replace if necessary. Bring a dose of fun into your home with the playful selection we’ve found, which features shapes and colors that refer to candies, macaroons and other sweets.

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For this original new collection, Rotterdam designer Sabine Marcelis is teaming up with Swedish furniture brand Hem to produce donut-shaped poufs in cheerful pastel hues that will make delicious additions to your home. Made from an innovatively shaped knitted textile that has a finish that appears to present a smooth, almost brushed-air effect, the Boat beanbag is perfect for lounging.

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Created by the Mignone studio, based in Adelaide, this table features a tricolor concrete top in soft pink and white hues reminiscent of swirls on lollipops and chocolate candies. It features four chubby feet in pink or white and is supported by painted steel for extra support. Sealed with a semi-gloss finish, each unique table is made to order in limited editions.

Available from Cute Studio

This playful series from Parisian designer Ionna Vautrin features a compact size and six candy colors that make them fun additions to any room. Composed of an ABS base and a polycarbonate projector, these lamps can be placed on the console or on a side table next to your favorite armchair.

Available from Space furniture

Featuring an ombre finish, the Cloud collection of stools and coffee tables by Singaporean designer Karyn Lim features rounded edges that make these pieces appear to be floating above the floor; its sinuous shape is also reminiscent of the shape of popsicles. The ombre finish can be customized in any color you want, be it light or pastel shades or a bright blue.

Available from Shouten store

With its gelatinous appearance, these playful poufs will make quirky additions to your living room. The sunny yellow hue is our favorite tone and is also adorably reminiscent of lemon drops. Lounge chairs and coffee tables that take a similar shape are available.

Available from Slide

Do you have a sweet tooth for macaroons? This elegant coffee table is inspired by delicate French pastry; the center of the table in the form of “fill” is hollowed out so that you can store your books, magazines and other accessories. It features Nissim’s signature 10 year lacquer finish from local brand Akar for a shiny look and is available in either gray or red.

Available from Akar of Nissim

Store sweets for guests in the Bonbonnière container by Copenhagen-based artist Helle Mardahl; with the lid, the candy holder looks almost like a playful sculpture. Produced in Denmark, the mouth-blown pieces each have their own unique curved shape and are available in a cheerful range of shades.

Available from Helle Mardahl

The work of Seoul-based studio Kam Kam, the Marshmallow sofa features a twisted shape that refers to chewy candy. Crafted from skein yarn and soft wool, the twist structure serves both form and function – it boosts the sofa’s pulling force while creating a striking decorative detail.

Available from Kam Kam

Czech designer Boris Klimek’s Lasvit Lollipop lamp features glass plates made with sagged glass technique to create a mix of table lamps and pendant lights. A metal holder and a light source are placed in the center of each glass plate, in a manner similar to the way sticks are inserted into lollipops.

Available from W. Workshop

Add a splash of color to your living room with this playful limited edition print by South Korean artist Koo Seong Youn, represented by Gallery Huue. It represents a bouquet of candy flowers on a thousand-year-old pink background; the perfect choice for homeowners who appreciate the whimsical elements of their home.

Available from Artling

Count on the American designer Jonathan Adler to bring a dose of fantasy to your spaces with his playful collections. The Globo bookend is one of those fun choices to display on your living room shelves; it features an L-shaped brass base that supports acrylic orbs in candy tones.

Available from Jonathan adler

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Taking the appearance of a spun candy, this pearly lighting piece from Bocci is made with a folding motion that gives it the shape of a draw. Its LED ambient light source is placed at the end of the loop so that it imbues a soft glow. The Bocci 87 collection includes wall lights and pendant lights that can be used individually or in groups to create a lively focal point in your home.

Available from Space furniture

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