I think everybody will agree that in almost every living room, the central place is a sofa and a coffee table. They are a focal point that we immediately pay attention to when entering the room. But for some reason, few people think about how to decorate a coffee table, and it just becomes a place for things like television remotes or magazines that can be looked through. No doubt, styling coffee table is a great opportunity to express your creativity and a great way to give your guests an idea of your personality and taste preferences. And the best part is that you can give it a different look depending on your mood and this will not take much time!
The following tips and decoration formulas may not be very relevant for fans of minimalism, because they suggest the presence of various items on your table. But, in any case, check out this article, maybe you can partially apply some tips on how to decorate a coffee table for your minimalist interior.
Let’s start with the main items that are most often used as decor for a coffee table:
Of course, this is the most affordable, simple and at the same time, an interesting element of decor. Choose large beautiful books with hard cover whic reflect your interests and put them in a stack from larger to smaller. It can be some bright accents to add a little color to the living room, or in a neutral palette to maintain a calm atmosphere. Instead of books you can also use magazines. What is more, this decoration will entertain your guests while you are busy preparing snacks or drinks. Very often on top of a stack of books some decorative item or a small vase of flowers is placed.
As for me, this is one of the most important elements. Choose absolutely any floral arrangement from small freshly cut peonies in a neat vase to tall orchids in pots or some green plants. The main thing is that something fresh is present on your coffee table, flowers can revive any space.
They will create a relaxing atmosphere, festivity, romance, comfort … Candles can really change the mood. Pour yourself a glass of wine (or make some tea) after a long day at work, turn off the lights and light candles, voila! In general, this is a perfect complement to any coffee table. It can be tall candles in exquisite candlesticks, scented candles or a whole composition of different-sized candles.
4. Accent Piece
This is anything you love. It can be more than only one thing (but they all have to look harmoniously). For example, it may be some small item brought from a trip or something that has sentimental value for you. The main thing is that these decorative elements evoke pleasant associations in you, smile and happy memories, because they will constantly catch your eye. I think you will find a lot of such items, but give preference to the most curious, interesting in their texture or form, in general, those that will surely catch the eye of your guests and become the subject of discussion.
This item will delight you with its versatility and usefulness. It will help prevent chaos, organize all those items that you want to place on the table, and combine them into one stylish composition. Any time, you can quickly remove the tray, and free up the surface of the coffee table. Rectangular trays are often used, but you can also find round ones, as well as a variety of other shapes and colors. This item will be especially useful if you want to decorate the table with other small items.
6.Element of Nature
Let a piece of nature add naturalness and life to your space. Seashells collected on the beach, corals, beautifully crafted wood, dried flowers, cones, whatever. If you live in a noisy metropolis – it will be a breath of fresh air for you and a reminder of the beautiful forest or sea beauties.
Of course, anything can be used to decorate a coffee table, but these are the main elements that you can use individually or all together. Here are more photos to inspire you to style a beautiful coffee table.