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Tip Of The Week: Styling Your Coffee Table Decor

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Coffee table styling

The coffee table really is the workhorse of the living room. It’s expected to hold drinks, serve as an occasional foot rest and maybe even as an impromptu dining table — all while looking great. And while it might seem like styling a coffee table should be an easy feat, it’s one of those tricky details that can prove to be a little challenging. Our designers have a few tricks up their sleeves, when it comes to putting the final touches on the coffee table.

Pictured: Styled coffee table in our NYC apartment redesign.

Use a tray

A tray can be the difference between your coffee table feeling cluttered or pulled together. Corral all those knick-knacks!

Bring the outdoors in 

 A beautiful rock or shell can be just the sculptural touch that your coffee table needs.

Go vertical

 To keep everything from feeling flat, bring in vases or candles for some height.

Books!

 They’re called coffee table books for a reason. Play with color coordinating the books on your coffee table or just pick out those with your favorite covers to display.

Round Coffee Table Styling


marble coffee table décor styling

Just because the coffee table in our New York City pied a terre project is small, that doesn’t mean it can’t make a big impact. We made a textual statement with the juxtaposition of quartz, Lucite and leather.

Coffee Table Tray


brass candlestick stone tray coffee table styling

Vary the object heights for visual interest. We like grouping our objects in threes for a cohesive feel. Image via Rue Magazine

Coffee Table Styling


ottoman coffee table red accents styling

Use color to unify the objects on your coffee table by sticking with a limited palette. Image via Lonny

Colorful Lacquered Trays


colorful trays tabletop coffee table décor styling

The wood lacquered trays from West Elm come a wide variety of sizes and colors, so you’re sure to find one that works for keeping all your objects in one place and looking great.

Resin Display Boxes


bone inlay storage boxes

These honeycombed patterned boxes made of resin and bone pack a graphic punch and are perfect for hiding away TV remotes.

Copper Candlesticks


copper decorative candlestick holders

These handmade copper candlesticks are inspired by 1980s Italian design and traditional American colonial candlesticks. Modern with a vintage twist, they’re the perfect way to add a little height to your coffee table vignette.

Amethyst Sculpture


natural amethyst stone décor

This amethyst point does triple duty — adds a sculptural element, a pop of color and brings in bit of nature. And that little bit of sparkle doesn’t hurt.

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