How to Style a Coffee Table

How to Style a Coffee Table

Knowing how to style a coffee table can add so much style to your space’s décor and overall feel. It is sometimes difficult to know where to start but with a little help, styling coffee tables is not difficult or shouldn’t be too much effort. All you need to do is to read up on the tips we’re sharing below so that you can easily style your coffee table with a designer’s flair!


1. Consider height and layers

Styling coffee tables have come a long way from the time when the tables were simply meant to hold cups and saucers when entertaining guests. As much as coffee tables still serve that function these days, they are now perceived as decorative pieces of furniture that work to anchor your living room.

Your coffee table should be around the same height as your couch or sofa for it to be able to blend in with the rest of your living room furniture. As for layers, a stack of books that is aesthetically arranged balanced with a vase of fresh flowers, beautiful piece of coral or potted succulents makes for a laid-back style that’s both sophisticated and traditional. Making sure that your coffee table and the decorative items on it are the correct height for your main seating area makes them the focal point without obstructing anyone’s line of sight when seated. 


2.  Add extra function

Art need not be confined to your walls. Styling coffee tables creatively can make them double as art displays. Not only that but depending on what type of coffee table you have, they can also double as extra storage.

Consider an antique trunk to add some mystery and history to your space as well as amp up the aesthetics and serve as extra storage. You can likewise go for a group of stools that can be used as extra seating when you have a group of friends over or opt for a pair of tray tables that can be easily moved wherever you need them. The last one is particularly great for small spaces.

Artist Felicia Aroney - Black Bamileke Tables


3.  Make it speak volumes

You can make your coffee table say a lot about your style and personality. Do you prefer a refined and stylish look? Then go for an upholstered coffee table or a plush ottoman with a tray on top to hold decorative items. Do you like industrial French style? Then you’ll love coffee tables with an iron frame and parquetry. More traditional? Then a rustic wood coffee table would work for you.

No matter how you choose to style your coffee table, Lavender Hills Interiors gives you access to the furniture pieces you need to create a look that’s totally yours.

A quick glimpse at our Hamptons Living Room Collection or French Provincial Living Room which can give you some inspiration on how you can merge different styles when styling coffee tables. If you’re looking for form, function, affordability, and exquisite beauty, then you’ve got them all at Lavender Hills Interiors.




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