Coffee Table Styling

Coffee tables are pieces of furniture that are useful but can be difficult to style.  But, styling your coffee table can update you room in a matter of minutes.  I pulled together some tips to help you style your coffee table and update your room.

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1.  MIX METALS AND COLORS – Add contrast to your coffee table

If you have a wood coffee table add metallics or metals.  A warm or dark table should be accented with crisp, brighter colors such as white.  On the flip side, for a white or light colored coffee table add warmth or pops of color.

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2.  TEXTURE –

Many coffee tables are hard surfaces and need some texture to distract from the harshness.  Add texture with coasters and decorative pieces to provide warmth and a change.

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3.  HEIGHT –

For items to get noticed heights need to vary.  If all items on your coffee table are the same height they blend in, so change it up!   A stack of books or decor piece can serve as talking points and add height to your table.

4.  SHAPES AND SIZES –

As you consider mixing metals, adding texture, and varying heights also keep in mind that shapes and sizes should vary.  For a square or rectangle shaped table pick circular or odd shaped pieces and for a circular table add some rectangular shapes.

5.  UNIQUE ITEM –

For interest add a unique item to your table.  Some examples: an antler, beads, geometric objects, wood cubes, or geode

Antler / Geode / Porcelain Star / Geometric Shapes / Casa Beads / Wood Cube

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6.  GREENERY – Saved the best for last!

Add life and color to your table with plants or flowers.  You can go with seasonal flowers/plants or a low-maintenance plant such as a succulent or air plant.

These tips also work well for side or end tables.  Give your room that fresh update by styling your tables!  Have fun!

 Round Metal Coffee Table / Gold Tray

most photographs by Lori Baskin

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One thought on “Coffee Table Styling

  1. Please tell me where this rug is from?! I have a 2 year old and 4 year old so I currently cannot have a coffee table. But when I did have one, I used books and a few glass pieces. I love what you have done though! I may get a tray to lay on my guest bed…

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