From surprise visits to planned gatherers, the home decor of your living room should always be ready to entertain. And since coffee tables are the center of attention in a living room, and have a prominent function in our homes – it is important that we keep them fancy and organized at all times. 

And because everyone’s eyes are always on it, you might want to accessorize it like a work of art full of handmade home decor products and artifacts. But this abrupt approach will not help you achieve your desired results, so use the artistic techniques in this blog to design the perfect coffee table decor, with striking balance, symmetry, and color.

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12 HOME DECOR TIPS FOR STYLING A COFFEE TABLE

  1. Maintain Balance

Apart from entertaining – living rooms are mostly used by homeowners - it's the first room you enter after stepping in your home, which makes it very prone to clutter. From keys to your jewelry after a brunch, all go on your coffee table. And these knick-knacks slowly turn into a small collection of clutter mixed with your home decor products. 

So, you must find a balance while decorating these surfaces and include functional home decor items and sculptures, based on your routine as well as the size of your table. Displaying large decoration accessories on a small table can make it look messy and cumbersome. Consider the scale of your coffee table as well as the home decor accessories you display or stack on it to maintain a balanced visual.

 

  1. Form a Grid

Decorating an oversized coffee table can feel like an overwhelming battle. You want it to be functional and aesthetic without making it cluttered – but knowing where to start is the hardest part.

Casa Decor Style Tip: Section the space on your table to form a grid and dedicate different home decor products like vases, sculptures, snack bowls, tableware, and books in different squares. This compartmentalization helps in systematically styling your home decor while making the whole task less intimidating.

 

 

  1. Make Seasonal Swap-Outs

Modern homeowners are all about minimalism and sustainability; you too can adopt these habits to reuse your home decor products while changing the look of each room by simply swapping the home decorations in different rooms. Also, because the living room is the focal point of your home, it is the best place to start with seasonal decoration elements. You can rotate the showpieces and festive-themed table accessories in your space. For example, nothing says winter like plaids, pumpkin, and blankets. In summer, place nautical themed accessories on a stack of your favorite read to instill beach vibes, and for spring display a fresh arrangement of blooming flowers. 

 

  1. Focus on Highs and Lows

When all home decoration items are displayed at the same level, nothing really gets noticed. For creating an eye-catching vignette, introduce elements with varied heights and scales for decorating your coffee table. Pair vases with long candle stands and large sculptures with tea light candle holders and lanterns!

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  1. Contrast Colors

Choose decor accessories and showpieces that play off the shade of the coffee table. If the table features neutral colors or white tones, opt for bold colors on the top. For dark or black woods, use metallic colors like gold and silvers or crisp white tabletop accessories. And with versatile clear glass tables, you can experiment with any color. However, if the coffee table has sections below it, display contrasting accessories on each section to create an aesthetic table display.

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  1. Pick Sides

If you are decorating a large space, start with one side and leave some surface empty so that the table doesn't look cluttered when you serve snacks and beverages during your tea time sessions or gatherings. Always make sure to leave plenty of space for your guests to set their cups, plates, or other personal items. Look for multifunctional home decor products online to keep the table functioning.

 

  1. Go Green

Include the season’s most popular home decor elements in your space, and add a natural green glow to your table. Small succulents like cactus, snake plants are the perfect showpieces for any wooden coffee table. This organic and fuss-free home decoration element will not only accentuate your space but give you a continuous fresh dose of oxygen. 

Based on your love for plants you can explore a wide variety of indoor flowers as well as low-maintenance plants to decorate your home decor. If you have a small coffee table, consider adding plant stands next to the coffee table to display these herbs. 

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  1. Use a Tray

These home decor items can serve both practical and decorative purposes, by showcasing all your small finds in a rather beautiful display. Trays also help in giving your surface more structure and symmetry, by anchoring all tabletop items that otherwise may look like they are 'floating.' You can explore our collection of nature-inspired trays to add a 'FESTIVE BLING' to your space.

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  1. Be Entertaining

Coffee tables are the hubs for social activities; so naturally, their decor should fulfill this purpose. Apart from focusing on functionality with wooden boxes, baskets, and trinket trays make sure to keep some indoor games handy on your table like Jenga, Cards, dominos, etc. These home decor items will add a whimsical effect to your space. 

You can display a layout of wooden or crystal chess set on the table at all times, to keep your guests busy while you get snacks or drinks for them. You can also encourage activity in this space by adding disco lighting, home theatre, and karaoke machines. 

 

  1. Be Choosy

With the infinite variety and poppy accessories, scrolling internet for too long can be bad for your home decor. Instead of buying everything from the trending page on your Instagram – explore local home decor stores to find home accessories that match your style and interior. Also, we highly recommend you embrace the minimalist approach; that way you will never have to worry about the storage-space on your table. 

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  1. Include a Practical Purpose

Instead of displaying all the knick-knacks on a tray, you can use wooden boxes on your coffee table to create a concealed and handy space for stashing remote, coasters, keys, reading glasses and other everyday essential that typically causes the coffee table decor to become messy. If you like displaying books in your living room, make sure to include bookends, as the piles of books can make your home decor look cluttered.

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  1. Make It Personal

Instead of focusing on trends and popular home decor items online, decorate your coffee table with objects and pieces that tell your story using your memories and passion. From photo frames to collectibles and trophies; you can flaunt a variety of things to make your home look like it belongs to you. 

A bowl full of seashells from a memorable vacation, or an arrangement of flowers in a vase snipped from your garden – use things that excite you, for accessorizing this space, because as a homeowner you also spend plenty of time in your living room. So, take our advice and give your coffee table decor a personal twist.

 

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