The coffee table is the functional centerpiece of the living room and can create a focal point in your room. Since all eyes will be on it, keep it looking neat, it sets the tone for the rest of your home. While it can be a place for remote controls, kid’s toys, and random objects to live. The coffee table can be a place for your interior style to come alive. Use artistic techniques to design the look, such as striking a balance with symmetry and composing a colour story or style. Think of it almost like an art installation, it’s a place for you to get creative.
Not only is coffee table styling a great way to find your interior style. It’s also a small and achievable surface area in your home to style well, and with it being front and centre in your living room, it achieves maximum impact! Below are some tips and tricks to create your stylish coffee table.
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1. Coffee Table Books
Create one, two, or three stacks of books on your coffee table. Be inspired by @Sineadcrowehome and place some smaller decorative items, such as a sculpture or a candle on one or several of these to create a more layered effect. Having a mix of fashion, interiors, lifestyle, or photography books including Architectural Digest or Jaquemus are not only great for you or your guests to be inspired by but they can also add colour and an added personal touch to your home.
2. High & Low Elements
Playing with height and scale is very important with your coffee table styling. If all of your decorative pieces are the same size you will find that it looks very flat. It’s always a good idea to have at least one item like a sculpture or vase to create an arrangement with interest. Play with colour and texture to create an arrangement that best represents your personal style. It’s all about trial and error here and experimenting with your style.
3. Go Green
Greenery is the most cost-effective way to update your coffee table. Choose colours that compliment your artwork and decorative pieces to create your cohesive interiors. When combined with natural materials like this coffee table, it can add great character to your living room. Finding the perfect balance between texture and shape is key here, you don’t want to overpower your space. Balance out your natural materials with light furniture or wall paint to make your living room feel less busy.
4. Keep It Simple
If you love minimal interiors then it’s best to keep your colours to a minimum and use natural tones and textures like wood and ceramic pieces to add depth to your focal point. It’s also a great idea to add a natural wool rug underneath your coffee table, adding functionality, warmth, and an extra layer to your coffee table to take it to the next level.
5. Think Outside The Box
Create the ultimate art installation-style coffee table by thinking outside the box. Having multiple layered coffee tables can be a great idea for your coffee table centerpiece. Layering coffee tables entails using two or more tables of various heights, finishes, or materials and joining them together to create a layered focal point in the room. The tables can stay all together, or be pulled apart for different uses making them very functional while still acting as an eye-catching focal point in your living room.