Tips & Tricks to Styling Your Coffee Table

Looking to freshen up your coffee table décor? As a focal point in the living room, coffee tables have a prominent place and function in the living room.

It's not just a place to kick up your feet or a landing space for your remote controls and magazines; it's also a place where your style can come to life! You can set the tone for your entire living space and really impress your guests just by taking the time to add a few decorative pieces. Read on to learn about our top tips and tricks to styling your coffee table to help you elevate your home.

Step 1: Consider the shape and material of your coffee table

If you have a round coffee table, it generally looks better if you arrange your items into a rough triangle shape. Glass tables are great as they help keep the focus on your displays and gives the illusion of more space. If you do have a glass coffee table and a heavily patterned rug, our stylists recommend to keep the décor really simple like a vase with fresh flowers or greenery.

Step 2: Use a mix of height, patterns & shapes

Typically you'll start with three decorative items while adding visual interest by playing around with different heights and textures, such as using different height candles and plants. You could also have something glossy next to a matte element or pair a textured item with a smooth one. Coffee table decor is all about contrast so the goal is to create enough variety to keep it interesting!

Step 3: Create a cohesive look with colour

You can create a cohesive look by picking out the colours in your living room and using elements within the same colour palette on your coffee table.

Step 4: Use a tray to group décor

Use a tray to help streamline the look and keep the surface looking tidy. The tray is a great way to add that extra touch of texture and colour. It's also a practical solution when you need to clear the table to make room for board games or food when you have friends over. If you need to stash things like remote controls or coasters, you can use decorative boxes to keep the surface looking organised and uncluttered.

Step 5: Add some fresh greenery

A little greenery goes a long way! Every single styling group can benefit from something green to make it feel more organic and less staged. Whether it's fresh flowers or a branch, it just helps brighten up every space.

Step 6: Add books & book toppers

You can spruce up your coffee table in seconds with some natural beads or a small piece of coral to create a coastal feel. Books are also stackable, so you can use them to create the height you're after, and they make great conversation starters!

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