Want to show your coffee table some design love but unsure of where to start? These ideas for coffee table styling are sure to give you just the boost you need!
When you set up a living room the sofa and coffee table are often the first purchase. These are the first items to be upgraded when you redecorate. Whether your coffee table is simple or fab, you can still make it stylish by the items you add to it.
Start with a Tray On The Coffee Table
A coffee table tray is a great place to start when decorating. It grounds or frames other smaller pieces you may add later, so they don’t look lost on a larger surface. It’s also a great place to bring in a pattern or design piece that enhances your overall room design. Just think of the possibilities! From metal to pottery, hand painted wood, Lucite, the possibilities are practically endless. Want a little bling to dress up your room? Choose a metal tray and accessorize with other metallic accents.
Do you prefer a more arts-and-crafts look? Find a lovely hand-made or painted tray that goes with the style and color palette of your room.
Coffee Table Books? Yes, Please!
Cicero is famously quoted as saying; “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” A coffee table is a great place to display some of your most gorgeous books. These can also add interest and varying height to your coffee table styling. They’re called coffee table books for a reason, right? Regardless of whether you choose first edition books with handmade paper or glossy books of modern art. This will be determined by your personal style and the style of your room.
Sometimes, simple is the way to go. Sometimes, a more powerful look. Particularly if you play with the arrangement carefully. It can be fantastic.
Introduce Nature and Height In Coffee Table Styling
Fresh flowers and plants are little pieces of art, so whenever possible, add them to your coffee table. An arrangement or simple vase with flowers will give some vertical height to your table styling, thus increasing visual interest. Varying the heights of the items you select will prevent your table from being visually boring. Avoid looking like a doctor’s waiting room with piles of magazines.
Don’t Forget the Little Details
A table top that’s grounded with books or a tray looks great when you add small, special touches. Something that won’t get lost. Candles are a great addition because scents and colors can easily be swapped out with the season. When lit, provide an instant warmth and sparkle. Small metallic accents, sculptures, or unusual pieces can provide a lot of interest, spark conversation, and share your personality. All while adding style to your coffee table.
Make a Coffee Table Styling Statement
There are as many ways to style a coffee table, as there are opinions on style, so if nothing else, try adding a single statement piece to your table. Choose a favorite piece and allow it to be the focal point of the coffee table. If the right sculpture or planter is chosen, the effect will be understated rather than bland.
Does your coffee table need some love? What can you add or change today to give it some pizzazz?