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There’s no rule book when it comes to styling a coffee table, after all, they do what they say on the tin! The main purpose is somewhere to put your coffee, usually the TV remote and a few magazines! But if left bare they can look messy and don’t add anything special to the room. By using just a few styling tricks you can simply take them to another level and bring oodles of character to your space.
I think they should be layered up with your own personal treasures, your favourite books, magazines, candles, flowers, and other quirky objects. Layering is the key here and how much stuff you put on there depends on the size of the coffee table. We have a large, round one which I love as I feel that circular coffee tables make the room feel less boxy. Unfortunately it’s not as easy as just plonking a few books on and hoping for the best. Here are some of my top tips to make your coffee table look stylish rather than neglected, followed by my guide to styling coffee tables 3 different ways.
- Use books or trays to collate some of your favourite smaller items. They will anchor what ever you place on them and give a more structured feel rather than looking abandoned.
- Play with scale by adding items of different heights, it adds much more interest and intrigue.
- Add something quirky to make it feel more fun.
- Candles and coasters give a homely, relaxed feel
- Use flowers or plants to add texture and bring the space to life.
1. The Mini – Ideal for smaller coffee tables.
|1| Hurricane lantern – Dunelm – Instore.
|2| Dried Protea – Shida Preserved flowers.
|3| Recycled glass bottle vase – £18 – Fox Flowers
|4| Pomegranate Noir candle – £52 – Jo Malone
|5| Concrete Tray – Trendbolt.
|6| Ceramic vase (set of 3) – £18 – Made.com
|7| Warehouse home book – £24.95 – Warehouse Home.
|8| Imperfect Home – £14.53 – Amazon
|9| Chanel, collections & creations book – £14.72 – Amazon
2. The maxi – Perfect on a larger coffee table.
|1| Pomegranate Noir candle – £52 – Jo Malone
|2| Faux Hydrangeas – Country Baskets.
|3| Black vase – (past season, similar here) – Trouva
|4| Jar of matches – £12 – The Great British Shop
|5| Stone coasters (set of 2) – £25 – Tutti & Co
|6| Jonathan Adler Muse candle (Now used as vase) – Amara
|7| Mock Croc tray – £35 – Sweetpea & Willow
|8| Ceramic vase (set of 3) – £18 – Made.com
|9| Star tea light holder – £7 – Sophie Allport
3. The plant lover.
|1| Monstera adonsanii – £14.95 – Stupid Egg Interiors
|2| Peperomia Raindrop plant – £12.99 – Waitrose Garden
|3| Black metal candle holder – Amazon.
|4| Jonathan Adler Muse candle (Now used as vase) – Amara
|5| Jar of matches – £12 – The Great British Shop
|6| Bamboo planter – £24 – QVC UK
|7| Stone coasters ( set of 2) – £25 – Tutti & Co
|8| Pomegranate Noir candle – £52 – Jo Malone
|9| Heart planter – Ikea – No longer available
|10| Succulent in pot – The Little Botanical.
|11| Wooden birch slice – £7.55 – Country Baskets.
|12| Pilea Peperomioides – £20 – The Little Botanical
|13| Warehouse Home book – £24.95 – Warehouse home.
I’ve had my coffee table for above 5 years so unfortunately it is no longer available, but I’ve found a few which are similar.
You can head over to my Instagram to see a video of me styling my coffee table in the 3 different ways. Also check out my console table styling and girls bedroom styling in my video styling series Do you have a small or large coffee table? How do you style yours? Hopefully this blog post given you some inspiration to help get creative with yours.
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