The coffee table is one of the most fun decorating opportunities in a living room. You can do so much to personalize it and bring more character to the space using the right mixture of pieces. These pieces can be a myriad of things, from books and plants to more unique pieces like heirlooms and DIY projects.
This versatility is why styling a coffee table is one of my favorite parts of decorating a living room. There are some common guidelines that help create designer results, but the most important part is the personality you bring to it. It’s a great spot to get creative with. You can try a myriad of ideas and have fun switching things out for the seasons, too.
Here are 10 examples of coffee table styling to inspire you and get the ideas flowing.
Coffee Table Styling Ideas
A stack of books is a classic way to add charm to a table and give the vignette some height.
Candlesticks are an elegant choice for a coffee table. The varying heights help add some nice visual interest.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar
The gold vase was a great way to add some glamour to this beautiful coffee table.
Source: One Kings Lane
Interesting elements like the antlers, magnifying glass, and filler in the vase provide character and texture.
Source: House Beautiful
The pop of green brings depth to this table in an artistic and modern, yet natural way.
Source: The Everygirl
A tray is a great way to keep a clean, organized look on a coffee table. You can decorate with some smaller pieces without getting a cluttered look.
Source: Style Me Pretty
To make a strong statement, use one large piece like this gorgeous vase.
A pop of pink from the book is just enough on this clean, white palette.
For a larger table, multiple vignettes can help create movement in the decor. Using a square tray and a round tray also gives it more visual interest.
Source: My Domaine
Your coffee table styling can help pull together the entire look of your space with subtle nuances, like this rustic tray and potted plants in this country chic space.
Styling your coffee table is a lot of fun when you let your creativity take the lead.