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We spent so much time outdoors pre-lockdown that home decor wasn't ever that big a focus in our lives, but you'll notice even fashion influencers and food bloggers have started posting images of their tastefully done living spaces on Instagram that've really fuelled our decor envy. There's a table in almost every room in your home but what do you do with them? You get the perfect accent for it, duh! While traditionally you'd find books or magazines on living room tables, we've got some more modern and chic coffee table accessories you'll want to order online RN!

Bowl Baby Bowl

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Okay, so what's the simplest yet most reached for thing on a table? A bowl (well, if there are some snacks in it, of course). But if you're trying not to snack, you could put some potpourri into the bowls so your makeshift workspace smells nice and calming all the time. 

LBB Picks: A rustic bowl for artsy effects, a brass bowl because metal is in, a dramatic one with a lady holding the bowl...with her foot, a fruit and nut bowl for the snackers, this gorgeous marble one with a stand and this elegant metal one in case your parents pop by!

Brand Options: Amalfiee Ceramics, Suite No 8, Ellementry

Runners To Add Colour

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A table runner doesn't just protect your table from dust or potential spills, it also adds a bit of colour and helps tie in the entire room's decor. It works for coffee tables, too, although many really belong on a dining table. 

LBB Picks: This jute one, Trunkin's beaded option, contrasting motif ones from House This, quilted ones for elegance, and Ritu Kumar for the name droppers!

Brand OptionsHouse This, Belleven, Trunkin

Placemats In Place

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Speaking of dining tables, you're going to wanna host a ton of dinner parties once you're done accessorising your table so placemats are a must. Pick something simple and floral for a super charming look. Or keep it plain, as they won't detract from the amazing food you serve.

LBB Picks: Spring Shenanigans? Pick these. Or make it dramatic with beads and Amoli Concepts. Or pick Art-Chives with their fancy options! 

Brand Options: Trunkin, Amoli Concepts, House ThisBelleven

Coasters To Keep

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If it's called a coffee table, you're likely to drink coffee around it. But the worst thing ever is those ring stains that they leave so coasters should pretty much be present at all times to protect your tables. Need any more convincing to get coasters to save you from ring stains? Larry David made an entire episode out of it on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

LBB Picks: This concrete coaster set is our all-time favourite set of coaters. But if you want more, look here

PS: Looking for some Insta-worthy coffee mugs to put atop these coasters? Check this.

Sweet Smelling Candles

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Candles definitely have a time and place, the time being anytime and the place being atop your tables. We love this candle because of the really classy leather-clad jar that makes it look like a proper table accessory rather than just a candle. Plus, it smells incredible! Oh, and LBB x Rad Living's collection of candles that smell like home - Delhi, Mumbai or Bangalore. Shop Shahar here. But we'll stick to the format and be more democratic so... 

LBB Picks: Under The Stars, Charcoal Pillar candle and eCraft India's set of 5 different fragrances.

Brand Picks: Rad Living, EKAM, eCraft India, Pure Home + Living

Need more candles in your life? Check out these scented candles.

Napkin Holder But Make It Decor

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You spilled your food on the table, didn't you? It's okay, we're not trying to guilt you here, we're just trying to guide you to napkin holders that won't just make tissues super accessible but also makes a damn fine table accessory. You can keep it as a constant accessory on your coffee table and bring it over to the dining table when you're hosting. Easy.

LBB Picks: Wooden holder and the Victorian Fleur holder.

Brand Options For Napkins: Belleven, House This, FabIndia and if you are lucky enough to have an Anokhi store in your city, then head there! 

Statement Planter

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A planter's a great way to add some green to your space and with how many stylish planters that are available now, they can also double as a statement accessory on the table. There's also no rule that you have to put a plant in this, you could use it however you wish, maybe even put stirrers and straws in it when you're serving up cocktails. No more boring old mitti ke pots, guys.

LBB Picks: Pineapple criss cross planter, ceramic terrazzo planter and Petite Table planter.

Brand Options: Chumbak, Freedom Tree, Earth Heart, Exclusive Lane

PS: We've got some indoor plants (and matching planters) if you're ready to become a proud plant parent.

Pro Tip

Get more inspiration from a pro with tips from Radhika Shenoi. Watch here. And then shop here.