How To Style Coffee Table – A coffee table is one of those pieces of furniture that can really make or break a room, and how you style it is just as important. A beautifully styled coffee table can really help tie your family room together and make your home feel warm, cozy and inviting. A coffee table is generally a low table that sits under your sofa and provides convenient table top support for your guests to place their drinks or anything else they may have on hand. For this reason, it’s a good idea to strike a good balance between how you style it and its functionality. So, today I’m going to share my top tips on how to style a coffee table that’s realistic, practical for kids, and Instagram-worthy at the same time.
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How To Style Coffee Table
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It is very important to keep the decor balanced while doing any decoration in your home. The first thing I like to do is establish the focal point. This is very important to begin with because it helps locate where the eye naturally lands when entering a room.
Another thing I like to do is I balance bold pieces. I generally like to keep my decor very neutral and timeless with classic decorative pieces, but I do like to throw in a few bold decorative pieces here and there. However, I make sure not to tie them together, instead, I strategically place them on the coffee table and place some neutral pieces around them. Finally, focusing on visual symmetry or sometimes asymmetry. Creating visual pairings with your decorative items really helps simplify the process and creates a nice visual interest.
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Using a tray like this $29 one to decorate your coffee table is a simple and easy way to keep your table stylish and can help complete the space instead of just a few random items on the table. It’s a great way to keep things organized, put together, and not too hard on the eye. All in all it feels like there should have been something.
There are countless ways you can style a tray in your living room, and it’s something you can have fun with and change things up. One of my favorite things to do is arrange flowers in a vase and place them inside a tray, and then I add another vase to create visual symmetry. You can also add your decorative items to the tray and pair it with some functional items that you use. Love this stone tray from H&M, only $24
Whenever I buy new home decor items, I always try to stick to classic items that I know will be timeless, meaning they will never go out of style and last for years! My first tip that I personally do is, stay neutral. It’s the easiest way to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. I love neutral pieces because it brings a light fresh clean feel to any room. Coffee table books, figurines, vases, neutral decor items I like to use. I try to stay away from home decor that is “trendy” because we all know that trends don’t really last very long. However, if there is something you really like, go for it!
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Although I like to stick to neutrals when it comes to home decor for my personal taste, I really love throwing in some color, especially during summer and spring! Throwing in some subtle colors adds character and some visual interest. The easiest way to do this is to add a flower arrangement to a vase and place it as a centerpiece on your coffee table. It’s very simple and subtle, adds a bit of color and looks pleasing to the eye. You can also use a tray with a little pop of color and mix it in with your neutral decor items to balance everything out. If trays aren’t your thing, you can choose to use a bowl and add some decorative beads like these sea glass beads.
Finally, use coffee table books. There are so many great options on the market right now, from Amber Interiors to Dior, so many great options! There are also so many different ways to style them, which I think is why they are my favorite. If you have several coffee table books you can stack some on top of each other. Maybe add your flower arrangement, a decorative item, or even a bowl on top of your coffee table books.
I also love this Restoration House book. You can also set these books next to a tray or bowl, adding some decorative beads on top. There are endless options like simple decorative candles on top. If you plan on stacking coffee table books, try different sizes to create a visual asymmetry that will be eye-catching.
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I hope there were some tips and tricks that helped! Home decor can be tricky at times, so have fun with it and play around with different pieces until you find what you like!
Living Book // Wood Hand Carved Star Fruit // Made for Living Book // 3 Footed Cream Pot // Sun Dried Palm Leaves // Sea Glass Beads // Textured Stoneware Vase // Bamboo Tray // Ikea Basket // Deep Glass Vase // / Peppered Cylinder Vase // California Living and Eating Book // Home Body Book // Yellow Vase If I had to pick my favorite piece in our home, it would have to be our coffee table. It was exactly what I was hoping for when envisioning our living room and it was the perfect size. I’ve been receiving a few comments and questions on my Snapchat [username: teacher diva] about our coffee table and the accessories I use to decorate it, so I thought it would be fun to share a whole post dedicated to coffee table styling!
So first of all, I like to use any trays or decorative bowls to divide the coffee table. I found this tray at Home Goods (similar white tray) and I love that it’s big enough to hold some books and candles, yet doesn’t overpower the table. It’s a great way to organize and display your favorite trinkets.
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A good coffee table book. We’ve used them throughout our home, and I’m still looking to add more to our collection. Stacking your books on your coffee table will create contrast and pop of color in an otherwise neutral palette. If you are on a budget
Try stacking your favorite magazines. They can still create the same feeling, but be careful, many can appear “junky”.
Here’s a trick that a friend (and decorator) of ours shared with us last fall. She told us that layering would create balance in our table. As you can see I like to use books, but I also add a tall vase (with or without flowers) to add height to our table. I try to follow the rule of three by adding a Diptyque candle and my pineapple matchbox (thanks, Katie!) to the vase.
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So I know this may seem like candle overload, but I love this look. I obviously don’t light them all at once, but it’s nice to have a variety to choose from depending on the day or mood. If you’re going to use candles or candle holders in your tray, be sure to find something versatile. I mixed in some votives and textured candle jars to add color and contrast to my tray. I also like the idea of using candle jars to hold matchsticks (
Choosing a color palette is important. I like to keep things pretty neutral, but we have pops of color throughout the living room. I wanted my books and trinkets to compliment those colors. When decorating your coffee table, be aware of the colors used throughout the room.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Let me know what you think and if you’d like to see more home posts on The Teacher Diva. xx Ashley
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