FOR FUN FRIDAY // How to Style a Coffee Table

One of the quickest ways to improve the look of your living room is to style your coffee table. Here are our favorite tips to help make your coffee table stand out.

Tip 1: Shop around the house

This step is a fun one because it gives you the opportunity to re-purpose belongings that you might have forgotten about! Take a lap around the house and find some unique items that you’d like to display. Pretty paper weights, odd shaped objects, small bowls, etc. can all add some extra interest to your table.

Design: Studio McGee, Photo: Travis J. Photography

Design: Studio McGee, Photo: Travis J. Photography

Tip 2: Anchor It

Finding a great tray or basket is the perfect place to start. Large books work great as well! Once you’ve found a few items, place them on the tray in a small grouping. 

Design: Pure Salt Interiors, Photo: Vanessa Lentine

Design: Pure Salt Interiors, Photo: Vanessa Lentine

Design: Pure Salt Interiors, Photo: Vanessa Lentine

Design: Pure Salt Interiors, Photo: Vanessa Lentine

Tip 3: Lucky Number 3

Three is the magic number when it comes to styling. Try placing your gathered items in clusters of three. It’s best if all items are a slightly different height.

Tip 4: Give it some life!

Adding greenery to your coffee table is an instant way to liven things up! Whether it’s an air plant, a vase with flowers, or a small potted plant, this will surely give a boost to your coffee table style.

Design: Amber Interiors, Photo: Tessa Neustadt

Design: Amber Interiors, Photo: Tessa Neustadt

Design: Amber Interiors, Photos: Tessa Neustadt

Design: Amber Interiors, Photos: Tessa Neustadt

Tip 5: Big Books

Coffee table books are one of our favorite things to shop for. This is a great opportunity to add a personal touch to your table design. Find a few books that speak to you and put them on display! Head over to our Shoppe to check out some of our favorite coffee table books!

Now that you’ve created a beautiful coffee table, it’s time to put your feet up and enjoy it!