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Colours, Textures, Plants & More: Here Are 11 Pinterest-Worthy Ways To Style Your Coffee Table

Most of us use our coffee table when there’s a snack or hot beverage that needs to be put down. But we don’t buy coffee tables just for their practical value. We ponder and analyse and research designs till we find the perfect one. Why?

Because it lies in the centre of the seating area!

So while you may have bought the perfect coffee table, there’s an art to styling it. Whether you have gorgeous coffee table books, eclectic souvenirs and fancy trays, or basic plants, vases and paperback novels, there are some easy styling tips to make your coffee table look beautiful & balanced.

Don’t just throw things on randomly – pick some of these coffee table styling ideas and get a Pinterest-worthy living room!

Create A Grid

When you have a large coffee table, you need to know where to begin. Start from small knick-knacks and form a grid and position objects within the squares. This will also help you in compartmentalising your style and not make the surface look cluttered.

LBB recommends: Tip Top Market, The Wishing Chair and Navya.


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    Add Seasonal Items

    Your coffee table is the focal point of your living room, and it is a great place to experiment with seasonal decorative items. For example, add orchids during spring time, seashells and a stack of books for the summer and an orange mat in autumn.

    Maintain The Highs And Lows

    If all of your decor accessories on the coffee table are on an even level it does not get noticed. To make it eye-catchy, create degrees in heights that will also help you make vignettes.

    LBB recommends: Lohasmith, Rain & Peacock and Good Earth.

    Three's Company

    Well, the age-old rule of threes comes in handy when decorating your coffee table, which is round or oval in shape. It not only fills up the surface in an aligned manner, but also makes the entire space appealing.

    LBB recommends: Dilli Haat, Matka Market and Dastkari Studio.

    Play With Colour

    Play with colours on your coffee table. You could even paint it if you favour bold colours, mostly because it is also the focal point of your living room. For dark woods, use metallic items for decor accessories.

    If these options sound loud for you, go for table trays in bright or bold colours or pick some bright-hued items.

    LBB recommends: Chumbak, India Circus and Tungs10.

    Choose Your Side

    Sometimes, you could also play the trick of accessorising one side of the table and leaving the other half empty, or maybe just place a large vase on it. This would help you to keep the area clutter-free and keep space for friends and family to play games on it.

    Go Green

    Sometimes a simple houseplant could do the trick. Place a houseplant over a stack of books in the centre, and you are good to go!

    LBB recommends: MyBageecha, NurseryLive  and Project Plant.

    Use A Tray

    For both practical as well as styling purposes, showcasing a tray over a coffee table with tabletop items on it can give structure and symmetry to a coffee table.

    LBB recommends: Crazy Daisy, The Whistling Nest and Jaypore.

    Be Playful

    You could also place a game board on the centre of your coffee table to help your guests break the ice, and make it an entertaining space of the house every time someone visits your place. Place a vintage board game, or even a couple of old wine bottles with a fine wine glass or two to add some sophistication to space.

    Pick One

    If the idea of decorating your coffee table with knick-knacks looks like a task for you, try placing one large item over it to give a minimalist approach.

    Make It Personal

    Your coffee table is, after all, a unit in your personal space – so why not showcase an old watch that has been passed on from generations in your family, or an exotic decor piece you got from a memorable vacation.

    This recommendation was first posted on Urbanclap Homes