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5 Creative Tips for Decorating Any Kind of Coffee Table

When styling a coffee table, the shape of the tabletop is the most important factor to keep in mind. Different shapes will require different approaches.

We'll start with some general rules for styling coffee tables, and then move on to more specific advice for each table shape. 

1) Highlight Your Personality 

Before you head to the store to buy the first tabletop you see, think about the decor around it. How does it tie into the rest of your home? What colours and patterns are in the fabric of your sofa? Do you have a lot of greenery in your room?

For example, if your room is all white and neutral, you might find a fun, bright coffee table with lots of interesting accessories. Or if you're working with bold colours, you might go with something a little more traditional.

2) Play Around With Heights

One mistake people make when styling a coffee table is that they put it right next to the couch.

Even if your coffee table is the same height as your couch, it's important that they're not too close to each other. If they're too close, you may be more distracted by the table than the people you're sitting next to.

Instead, you should put your coffee table a couple of feet away. The general rule is that it should be about a third the distance of your couch.

3) Use Different Textures

Mixing textures is a great way to spice up a room. It's especially helpful for coffee tables, because it's one of these little items that often get overlooked. If you want to spice up your coffee table, consider mixing it up with other tables or decor items.

For example, if you have a coffee table that is made of glass or marble, you could place a plant or a decorative fruit basket on top of it. The contrast will give the room a fun, lively feel.

4) Use Depth of Field

If you want to give your coffee table a different look, you can use depth of field. Depth of field is the way in which a lens focuses attention on a particular part of an image. In photography, it can be used to highlight particular details.

In styling a coffee table, you can use depth of field to highlight a particular design. For example, if you have a table with a lot of detail, you could place a boring bowl on it to draw attention to that detail.

5) Add a Touch of Nature

It's important to note that coffee tables should never be placed near a wall. This is because the wall will block the room's natural light. Instead, make sure that your coffee table is as far away from a wall as possible.

This rule applies to any room, but there's another exception for coffee tables. If you want to add a tree or other plant, you can place it in a corner of the room. Just make sure that you leave enough space for people to walk around.


Styling coffee tables is an easy way of making your room more interesting. If you follow these simple rules, you can add some life to your coffee table without breaking the bank.

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