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13 July 2022

How to Style a Coffee Table to Complement Your Lounge

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Dave Hut - Content Editor

A coffee table is so much more than a storage unit or drinks tray. It’s the centrepiece of your living room and a fantastic opportunity to showcase your individuality!

You could introduce lush indoor plants for a dash of much-needed mindfulness. Or display your favourite paperbacks to ignite conversation at your next dinner party. Whatever your preference, a well-dressed coffee table is the key to a homey atmosphere.

Curious? Keep reading as we reveal how to style a coffee table in four easy steps. 

How to style a coffee table in four easy steps

1. Choose a colour that matches your personality

The first question to ask is: which colour coffee table is right for me? Choose something that complements the surrounding décor but is eye-catching enough to make a statement.

We love the navy coffee table or green coffee table from the timeless Florence collection. These pretty seaside shades brighten drab spaces, while the gorgeous acacia wood tops lend a countryside edge. Both pieces are brilliantly versatile. The classic silhouettes and ultra-sleek lines harmoniously blend in with any setting.

White coffee table

Mad about neutrals? Try a white coffee table or use our clever custom paint service to manifest a dreamy, cream hue of your own choosing.

2. Prioritise meaningful objects

Now you’ve found your dream furniture, it’s time to accessorise. If you’re wondering what to put on a coffee table, the possibilities are endless!

Above all else, decorate with meaningful objects that, in the words of Marie Kondo, “spark joy”. Plants and paperbacks offer a lived-in feel that immediately puts guests at ease. Scented candles enhance the ambience with delicate, grounding fragrances.

Ornaments aside, there are a few rules to keep in mind. There’s nothing worse than a staged coffee table that looks too perfect to use. As such, don’t be precious about placement. Lastly, avoid lots of small items that clutter surfaces.

3. Match surrounding furniture

Styling a coffee table isn’t just about trinkets. Instead, you must absorb the entire space to ensure your furniture fits the theme.

For example, a Scandinavian-inspired coffee table with storage from the Edvard Olsen range looks sublime alongside an equally attractive golden oak lamp table.

Oak coffee table

Should the coffee table match the TV stand? It doesn’t have to, but investing in furniture with similar details will make your space more cohesive.

4. Experiment with fun fabrics and patterns

Fun fabrics and eccentric materials are a quick and quirky way to lift the mood. Pair a stripped-back coffee table with a bold tablecloth or keep a blanket basket nearby for maximum comfort.

You don’t have to dress the coffee table itself. Scattering rainbow cushions and throws on the sofas make exposed wooden tables pop.

Browse our stunning coffee tables

Learning how to style a coffee table doesn’t have to be a chore. Simply follow our expert tips above for a unique and unified aesthetic.

For more coffee table inspiration, browse our complete collection today. If you have any questions, contact our friendly team on 01989 736343 or email [email protected]. We’ll get back to you shortly.

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