Matching Coffee Table And End Tables

Matching Coffee Table And End Tables – Looking for a new coffee table, I came across some lovely side tables that would fit perfectly! Of course, they don’t match at all. Neither should they. Now 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 home that looks like it was bought straight from a catalogue. The best way to do that is to find pieces you love (lead actors) and then find others who will play a supporting role. Mixing furniture will make your home look like it has been put together over time, and will ultimately give you much more satisfaction than a store-matched set of furniture.

Matching Coffee Table And End Tables

Matching Coffee Table And End Tables

Mixing up your furniture is much easier than you think! Here are some simple guidelines to get you started.

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Vary the furniture shapes. If you have a round coffee table, buy a rectangular end table, and vice versa.

Matching Coffee Table And End Tables

Mix together the materials. For example: if your coffee table is wooden, pair it with marble or concrete side tables. The change in texture will do wonders to create a dynamic and beautiful space. If you prefer all three, all is well. Just be sure to vary the shapes and spots as well.

Consider the visual weight. 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 hefty and sturdy.

Matching Coffee Table And End Tables

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Keep the style somewhat coherent. It’s fun to mix different furniture, but if your tables speak the same language (like mid-century modern), it will create a more cohesive look. See below for an illustration…

Ok, without further ado, here’s an overview of unique table pairings. Each coffee table is right next to its BFF side table.

Matching Coffee Table And End Tables

Good news: all of the above (from review-enabled sites) have fantastic reviews. Because there’s nothing worse than falling in love with something from a blog, only to realize it’s got 2-star reviews!

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That’s it for this week friends! Now go out and start mixing these tables together to create a living room that feels special and unique to you. It will bring you one step closer to a home for you

Matching Coffee Table And End Tables

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I am not traditionally a risk taker. The same hairstyle for 10 years, the same eye shadow in wood (I should probably throw that out) and my closet eventually becomes a sea of ​​white blouses and slightly torn jeans. So when it came time to choose a sofa for my living room, I decided on a simple cream, simple cushion beauty. Yes, I toyed with the idea of ​​getting a dark mustard velvet couch instead, but the practical side of my brain kept saying, “Jess, what if your style changes and that mustard couch doesn’t work in the future? It’s a

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Investment for something so bold.” But wait. Let me back up for a moment. I 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 my lower lip TO WORK. I can be crazy boys…but in moderation. Anyone else feeling me?

So despite drooling over Arlyn’s post about “non-basic couches,” I thought we needed a post for those readers like myself who are a bit

Matching Coffee Table And End Tables

Risque, but not boring (I mean, the girl has a bright cobalt blue velvet sofa, so we know

Johnson Coffee Table

Not full of fear as so many of us might be). Or maybe even those who aren’t ready or able to drop the cash on a sofa, but could get a new side table. You are my people and this post is for you. But also if you have a bold sofa and want to keep the bold times rolling, you are also welcome to this post and we are happy to have you.

Matching Coffee Table And End Tables

I feel the power of the accent table is underrated. The sofa may be the Beyoncé of the living room, but would her concerts be as show-stopping if she didn’t have her fierce backup dancers?? Sorry for comparing Queen B and her dancers to living room furniture, but that’s how strongly I feel about the issue.

We thought it would be helpful to show you what I mean rather than just talk about it. I pulled four average-looking couches and paired them with visually interesting coffee and side tables (and walk you through why we think they work because connecting apples to oranges isn’t always intuitive). But before we get into the combinations, let’s go over the six rules you should think about when buying your next piece, and then check out this post for all the other burning coffee table questions.

Matching Coffee Table And End Tables

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1. Vary Shapes: Mix it up with round, oval, square, rectangle, triangle or live edge shapes. It’s the fastest and probably easiest way to instantly create visual interest and ground-breaking “sameness” syndrome.

2. Mix up materials: Stay away from using 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 the room texture. Texture is GOOD. But if you want to use, for example, all wood, then the stains and yes, also the shapes, vary.

Matching Coffee Table And End Tables

3. Look for interesting details: I think the key to having the coffee and side table as the “unique” pieces of furniture in your living room is interesting details. It can be a pattern, color, material or fun accent. Everything that really makes it extra special for you.

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4. Visual weight is important: I know we’ve said it before, but balancing the visual weight of your pieces is essential to making your room look composed and interesting. So for example, if you have a larger coffee table, consider a more delicate side. Or if one part has legs, so it looks more “airy”, the other part can be “boneless” and look more grounded.

Matching Coffee Table And End Tables

5. Make sure they talk to each other: Okay, so I’ve spent four other points talking about all the ways these tables should be

, but this is where I talk about where they still need to relate in some way. Something about the pieces should talk to each other. This could be the shape if the materials are different, the era they are from, a common detail or color palette. Think cousins, not siblings.

Matching Coffee Table And End Tables

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6. Consider your couch: While your couch may be on the more neutral or basic side, you still want everything to look cohesive. Look at the style, shape and color of your sofa. You don’t want to stray so far from the style that the pieces don’t make sense together. Have at least one thing about at least one of the pieces that speaks to the sofa’s style.

Combination 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

Matching Coffee Table And End Tables

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 the very cool vintage coffee table which is also boxy but with legs so it gives the visual illusion of being airy. Then the side table has a contrasting shape, color and material, but the style and drawer accent of the two speak to each other.

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2. This dark couch needed a lighter, fun friend. Both the sofa and the table have an MCM feel, but the table’s wood tone and carved circle details relax the mood. It works if you want. Next, the circular shape of the side table speaks to the circles of the coffee table, but contrasts nicely in terms of material and visual weight.

Matching Coffee Table And End Tables

3. The gray sofa is just asking for a little color to liven it up. Both of these work here because they gel with the sofa’s more modern vibe. And although they themselves are quite visually different in terms of material, they are both rich in tone and the wood ties it all together.

4. This sofa has a relaxed feel which is a great combination for a more natural style on the table. The coffee table is both modern in form with its thick legs, but natural in material. It is black that contrasts and grounds the colors

Matching Coffee Table And End Tables

Balintmore Coffee Table With 2 End Tables

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