Coffee tables are just as common as sofas, area rugs, and fashionable décor when it comes to living room furniture. While these attractive surfaces are usually a living room staple, the manner they’re designed might vary from home to home. Because this piece of furniture is at the middle of your room, it’s a good idea to design it in a style that you like (and the overall feel of your living room). Take inspiration from interior designers to decorate your coffee table in the best style for your room, from clean and minimalist to maximalist-inspired themes.

Read on for coffee table décor ideas to freshen up your living area.

Maintain Balance 

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Nothing makes for a cluttered surface faster than a large collection of small knick-knacks.Displaying solely large goods, on the other hand, can appear bulky and unwieldy. Variate the scale of display items and stack or arrange like objects together to maintain your coffee table balanced.

Creating a Vignette

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By composing a coffee table display, you’re creating a vignette or trying to leave an impression. The key to a perfect vignette is working with items that tie together. Items with similar color, style, shape, or topic can be linked.

Look High and Low

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When all items are at the same eye level, nothing gets noticed. To create a more eye-catching vignette, vary the height and scale of your coffee table’s decorative objects,

Stay With the Classics

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If you’re unsure what items to place on your coffee table you can stay with classics. Classic items can include a stack of small, elegant books or a pretty floral arrangement. Decorative objects, such as antique magnifying glass, cloche, gold spheres, and wooden box, can function as conversation pieces.

If the thought of curating a large collection of knick-knacks doesn’t appeal to you, showcase just one or two decorative pieces you really love. The benefit of opting to embrace this minimalist approach? You get to splurge a bit more on your favorite items. 

 Provide a Practical Place

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The coffee table is the hub of social activity in your living or family room. Focus on functionality with baskets, catch-alls or wooden boxes to provide a handy place to stash remotes, coasters, reading glasses or any other everday essentials that typically cause coffee table clutter.

Find Your Focus

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Make a focal point of your coffee table display with one unique piece. It is not necessary for the thing to be enormous or overwhelming. It might be of an uncommon shape or color to pique people’s interest. It might also be a vibrant piece.

Three’s Company

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When it comes to designing your coffee table, the age-old rule of threes comes in help. You can determine where items look best by dividing your tabletop into three areas. This is especially true for tables that are long and rectangular in design

Add Color With Florals

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A floral arrangement of any size may instantly improve the appearance of a coffee table display. To enhance the elegance of a short stack of books, many decorators add a modest and robust vase of flowers on top of it. Blossoms allow you to play around with color combinations all year long.

Style Top and Bottom

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A two-tiered coffee table necessitates extra care. The display on the bottom tier of a coffee table can be simpler than the show on the top. Balance, composition, and scale are still needed on the lower tier. Maintain a similar aesthetic on both surfaces, but don’t repeat it. Books, decorative boxes, and other simple objects are on the lower shelf with only a few more decorative items on the top level.

Combine Shapes and Textures

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Mix forms and textures to add visual interest to a coffee table display. Combine curved and straight goods, as well as glossy and dull, textured and smooth, and hard and soft.

Stick to Your Palette

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To make the style feel cohesive with the rest of your living room, stick to your color palette when choosing décor for the coffee table. If you’re a fan of color, use your table décor to contrast other bright hues in the living room.

Make It Personal

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Let the objects on your coffee table tell a story about your passions and memories. A grouping of sea shells collected from a memorable vacation, hand-me-down figurines or roses snipped from your own garden are all great ways to give your living room’s decor a personal twist. 

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