Coffee Table With Matching End Tables – While looking for a new coffee table, I came across some beautiful side tables that fit together perfectly! Of course they don’t match at all. Nor should they. Now please promise me you won’t buy a “matching set” of furniture. You know what I mean, the ones they sell at your local Raymour & Flanigan as a set of 3 (coffee table plus 2 matching side tables). Don’t fall for it. Please. You can do so much better!
One of my main goals in life is to help you achieve a look for your home that is unique to you. Not a house that looks like it was bought straight from a catalog. The best way to do that is to find pieces you love (main actors) and then find others who will play a supporting role. Mixing furniture will make your home look like it has been collected over time and will end up being much more satisfying than a store-matched set of furniture.
Coffee Table With Matching End Tables
Mixing your furniture is much easier than you think! Here are a few simple guidelines to get you started.
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Vary the furniture shapes. If you have a round coffee table, buy a rectangular side table and vice versa.
Mix the materials. For example, if your coffee table is made of wood, combine it with marble or concrete side tables. The change in texture will work wonders in creating a dynamic and beautiful space. If you prefer all wood, it’s all good. Just be sure to vary the shapes and the spots as well.
Take the visual weight into account. If your coffee table is thick and chunky, look for a delicate side table. Likewise, if you have an open and airy coffee table, look for a side table that is sturdy and solid.
Vivi End Table In Natural Rattan
Keep the style somewhat cohesive. It’s fun to mix and match different furniture styles, but if your tables speak the same language (like mid-century modern), it will create a more cohesive look. See below for an illustration…
Okay, without further ado, here’s a rundown of unique table pairings. Each coffee table is right next to its BFF side table.
Good news: All of the above (from ratings-enabled websites) have great reviews. Because there’s nothing worse than falling in love with something from a blog, only to realize it’s gotten 2 star reviews!
Wellington Coffee Table With 2 End Tables
That’s it for this week friends! Now go outside and start mixing those tables to create a living room that feels special and unique to you. It brings you one step closer to a home that you
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I am not traditionally a risk taker. The same haircut for 10 years, the same eyeshadow for three years (I’ll probably have to throw that away) and my closet is gradually becoming a sea of white blouses and slightly torn jeans. So when it came time to choose a sofa for my living room, I opted for a simple cream one-cushion beauty. Yes, I toyed with the idea of buying a dark mustard velvet sofa instead, but the practical side of my brain kept saying, “Jess, what if your style changes and that mustard sofa doesn’t work in the future? That’s a
Madison Home 3 Piece Modern Round Coffee Table And 2 End Tables Living Room Set
Investment for something so daring.” But wait. Let me withdraw for a moment. I just painted myself as very boring. I mean, I’ve done cross-country moves (and cross-ocean moves), I’ve skydived, and once I wore red lipstick on my upper lip and orange on the lower lip TO WORK. I can be crazy guys… but in moderation. Does anyone still feel me?
So despite my drooling over Arlyn’s post about “non-standard sofas,” I thought we needed a post for those readers like myself who are a little
Risk averse but not boring (I mean the girl has a bright cobalt blue velvet couch so we know)
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Not riddled with fear as so many of us might be). Or maybe even those who aren’t ready or able to drop money in a bank but can get a new side table. You are my people and this message is for you. But also if you have a daring sofa and want to keep the daring times rolling, you are also welcome to this post and we are happy to have you.
I feel like the power of the accent table is underestimated. The couch may be the Beyoncé of the living room, but would her concerts be just as spectacular if she didn’t have her fierce backing dancers? Sorry for comparing Queen B and her dancers to living room furniture, but that’s how strongly I feel on the matter.
We thought it would be helpful to show you what I mean instead of just talking about it. I pulled four average-looking sofas and paired them with visually interesting coffee and side tables (and show you why we think they work because pairing apples with oranges isn’t always intuitive). But before we get into the combos, let’s go over the six rules to keep in mind when buying your next piece and then check out this post for all your other burning coffee table questions.
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1. Vary Shapes: Mix it up with round, oval, square, rectangular, triangular or live edge shapes. It’s the fastest and probably easiest way to create instant visual interest and the groundbreaking “samesies” syndrome.
2. Mix materials together: Don’t use the same material for all your accent tables. When you vary, for example by combining a metal coffee table and a fabric side table, it gives your room texture. Texture is GOOD. But if you like to use all wood, then vary the stains and yes, also the shapes.
3. Look for Interesting Details: I think the key to having your coffee and side table as the “unique” furniture in your living room is interesting details. It can be a pattern, color, material or fun accent. Everything that makes it extra special for you.
Glass Coffee Tables That Bring Transparency To Your Living Room
4. Visual Weight Matters: I know we’ve said it before, but balancing the visual weight of your pieces is crucial to keeping your room looking together and interesting. So, for example, if you have a larger coffee table, consider a more delicate side. Or if one piece has legs, which makes it look “fluffier”, then the other piece may be “legless” and look more rooted.
5. Make sure they talk to each other: Okay, so I spent four other points talking about all the ways these tables should be
, but this is where I’m talking about where they have yet to relate in some way. Something about the pieces need to talk to each other. This can be the shape if the materials are different, the era they come from, a common detail or a color palette. Think about cousins, not siblings.
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6. Think about your sofa: While your sofa may be a bit more neutral or basic, you still want everything to look cohesive. Look at the style, shape and color of your sofa. You don’t want to go so far off the style rails that the pieces don’t make sense together. Let at least one thing about at least one of the pieces speak to the style of the sofa.
Combo 1: sofa + coffee table + side table | combo 2: sofa + coffee table + side table | combo 3: sofa + coffee table + side table | combo 4: sofa + coffee table + side table
1. Here we have a modern traditional boxy sofa. It’s visually heavy, so it needs a coffee table that can stand up to it, but also “lighten the mood”. Enter that very cool vintage coffee table that is also boxy but has a foot so it gives the visual illusion of being airy. Then the side table has a contrasting shape, color and material, but the style era and drawer accent of the two appeal to each other.
Thurner White Coffee And End Tables
2. This dark couch needed a lighter, fun friend. Both the sofa and table have an MCM feel, but the wood tone and carved detail of the table relaxes the atmosphere. Finish it if you want. Then the round shape of the side table talks to the circles of the coffee table, but contrasts nicely in terms of material and visual weight.
3. The gray sofa just calls for some color to brighten it up. Both work here because they match the sofa’s more contemporary vibe. And while they themselves are quite visually different in terms of material, they are both tonally rich and the wood connects everything together.
4. This sofa has a relaxed feel and goes well with a more natural style of tables. The coffee table is both modern in shape with its sturdy legs and natural in material. It is black color contrasts and grounds the colors of