Your coffee table may be tiny, but with the right decor it can be the key to making your room pop. Photography and fashion books, candles, frames or even a mini bar! Turn your boring coffee table into the designer piece with right books, flowers and other decorations. Take a look at these 11 tips.
CANDLESTICKS + A MINI TRAY
Beautiful candlesticks and tapers add statuesque glamour while a small, delightful tray brings the eye back down to the rest of the action .
Design by Kristin Cadwallader of Bliss at Home
A MINI BAR
…Obviously only if you’re dealing with an ample-sized coffee table. But if so, why not designate a tray for a select stash of your prettiest barware and cocktail ingredients?
Via Laurel Home
BOOKS AS A (LOW) BASE
Go with a matching set or mix things up. Either way, they lend a major perk: no remote control in sight (but always within easy reach.)
Design and photography by Albertina Cisneros of Mimosa Lane
PORCELAIN ANIMAL + CORAL
It makes for a whimsical, subtly sparkly display.
CANDLE + GOLD URCHIN
It’s sophisticated yet unexpected—plus, a bowl of decorative matches adds utility and an extra opportunity for more patterns.
SUCCULENTS + TERRARIUMS
An excellent option if you’d rather skip flowers but want some natural inspiration on the table. (Bonus: No stressing about replacing these guys!)
They’re not just for your nightstand. A beloved piece of jewelry and/or momento, like these calligraphy brushes, add flair that’s unique to you.
CRYSTALS + GLASS
Crystals get an extra boost from glass accents like a bell jar cloche and magnifying glass. The effect? A down-to-earth glimmer.
KEEP IT CLASSIC
When you have a lot of space on your table, it can be tempting to overload it with items, but as this table proves, a classic stack of books and flowers, but add a larger, unique piece of art to fill the space.
LET THE TABLE SHINE
When you have a coffee table that is a work of art in itself like this one, let the table do the talking. A trio of vases looks surprisingly minimal, while their shiny finish mirrors the tabletop.