Tips to Create a Beautiful and Stylish Coffee Table

| May 27, 2014 | 5 Comments

How much do you care for the overall appearance of your coffee table? Don’t you think it’s looking a bit depressing lately? For some people, a coffee table is the centerpiece of their living room. Apart from being functional, this piece of furniture is an extremely stylish decor item; or at least it should be.

Homeowners can make their homes look fabulous with chic home furnishings, color combinations, artwork, and decorations. However, they overlook their coffee table and they choose to leave it bare. Why should you leave a coffee table empty when there are so many ideas you can incorporate to improve your home’s entire design? A coffee table is like a blank canvas that needs to be “painted” to create something unbelievable.

Are you thinking about pimping off your coffee table? Here are some great tips you should implement so as to balance functionality and space with design.

Make your coffee table look personal – display yourself

When guests are invited into a home, the first place that gets their attention is the coffee table. Rather than place all kinds of things you don’t use on that table, add something personal. Pottery and vases are excellent ideas as long as they’re meaningful to you. Nobody likes a blank table. Don’t overcrowd your coffee table though because it won’t look stylish anymore. Here are some great items you can place: a vase or a candle, a small sculpture, some good books, and a plant (make sure it’s fresh).

You can always get creative and add a touch of minimalism. For example, if your home is decorated in a specific color palette, you can always add a pop of color by selecting a table linen in a bright color for the coffee table. Layering decor items is yet another great idea to maximize your space. Place some good books on the coffee table, and add some candles or a vase on top of the books. It will give your living room structure; it will make it taller and more spacious.

Personalize your coffee table – add a focal point

When it’s time to look for items to place on your beautiful coffee table, specialists recommend homeowners to include something striking. Add an item that characterizes you to make the space truly yours. Include an element that dominates the whole table surface such as a decorative bowl, a vase, a candle, a flower pot, a framed photo, etc.

Add an extra layer of intrigue by including trays. Trays have the purpose of structuring your coffee table. It will give it depth and definition. Don’t leave them empty though, and include stuff that you like such as decorative napkins, magazines, candles, and so on.

Make your coffee table look green

The latest trend in interior design is to make a home look green. Organic influences can rejuvenate a space and make it look fresh and soothing. Place herbs and flower pots on your coffee table to revive the overall appearance of your living room. Opt for an opulent arrangement or choose smaller pots to showcase the green effect. If you’re fond of flower arrangements, you can always play with the colors. A green vase, a green candle, and a fruit bowl made of bamboo will instantly make your coffee table look organic.

Unusual coffee table decor

When we say “unusual” we basically mean opulence, extravagance, and lavishness. Some homeowners are particularly fond of these unusual coffee decorations. Impressive urns with golden designs, decor items inspired from Japanese or Chinese cultures, hardwood candles sticks, even a striking jewelry box placed on a coffee table will add a touch of richness and wealth. In order for these ideas to work for your living room, make sure the coffee table itself is as simple as possible.

There are so many ideas you can use to make your coffee table look stylish and appealing for guests. Learn how to mix and match, and use the simplest decor items you have around the house to bring your coffee table to life. Candles, vases and flower pots are particularly recommended. However, try not to clutter your table with too many items. Keep everything organized and your guests will adore your living room decor.

 

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