We all love a great coffee table. It can instantly add that special something to any room. Whether it’s a focal point, in the centre of the living room, or a carefully placed classic style with a cosy, glowing lamp, coffee tables are both functional and beautiful. Once you’ve chosen the perfect one to compliment your home, we have some great tips to style yours to be the envy of your friends.
Glass coffee tables and chrome are super shiny and uber chic. What’s not to love? A tray in a key accent colour from your décor will relieve the sleek minimalist feel and add a lovely pop of colour. Team it with interesting objects like bowls, contrasting coasters and a mirrored box to cleverly hide away essentials like the TV remote. Different sizes and heights bring a touch of glamour, while stacking them stop it looking cluttered.
Get fresh and funky
Bring your table to life with a few refreshing plants. If you’re not green fingered try air plants with spiky textures, chalky green leaves and gravel in geometric pots with copper, concrete and rose gold for the latest look. Three always works better, and varying heights help draw the eye.
Classic style coffee tables in stunning traditional décor are the perfect place to angle a few well chosen, chunky books. Stack an odd number in an intriguing pile add impact. For height, choose candlesticks or a tall vase to create even more interest. While a real talking point is a striking chess board, to enhance your style and impress your guests.
Got a round coffee table? Then create a visual triangle with super styled objects to match your colours, or beautifully contrasting shades. The triangle is a great shape and works well within the circle. Layer up the fun, from a tray loaded with your favourite magazines, introduce height with a cool shaped vase and a taller funky ornament will lead the eye round the eclectic mix.
Warm wood and earthy neutrals
Born to be functional coffee tables are great for relaxing with candles and sharing steaming cups of hot chocolate together. For these moments, keep it simple, add an oversized lantern with a flickering candle, or glass jars with twinkling fairy lights. Bowls filled with dried fruit, tactile pebbles and hessian coasters create a subtle, cosy mood that’s sheer bliss all year round.