How To | Style a Coffee Table

How To | Style a Coffee Table

Elizabeth Metcalfe

Styling a space, including the coffee table, is part of what makes a room feel complete. Since the coffee table is one of the focal points in a living room, it’s worthwhile to take time to accessorize yours whether it was a splurge or an inexpensive piece. The best part about styling is that you don’t have to spend a fortune or do it all at once. Take your time to select the right pieces, and don’t forget to pull from keepsakes you have. The end result will be all the more meaningful if you incorporate personal items that are important to you. The photo below, from Elizabeth Metcalfe Interiors + Design depicts well-balanced coffee table styling and incorporates many of the elements that we like to include in our living room designs.

K&L Interiors | How To | Style a Coffee Table

It doesn’t matter if your style is neutral or colorful, modern or rustic. The same principles apply for styling a coffee table. The décor elements need to be balanced, proportional and varied. Variety is especially important – playing with different heights and types of décor pieces is a key part of what helps create balance. All 3 of these elements together make for a cohesive design. Some of our favorite things to include on a coffee table are:

Candles – Add ambiance and smell delicious
Trays – Help to keep decorative items contained and tidy
Decorative objects – Create interest and speak to your individuality
Stacked books – Add an element of sophistication
Natural Elements – Elements like fresh flowers bring life to the design

1. Fresh Flowers   2. Modern Coaster – West Elm   3. Black & White Candle – Cire Trudon   4. Yves Saint Laurent Book – Barnes & Noble   5. Tom Ford Book – Barnes & Noble   6. Brass Knot – Jayson Home   7. Marble Bowl – Jayson Home   8. Smoke Quartz – Anthropologie   9. Glass Coffee Table – Donghia   10. Jewel Tray – Jayson Home

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