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5 Tips for Styling and Decorating Your Coffee Table Part 2

If you are looking for more ways to make your coffee table pop and perfectly styled to reflect your aesthetic, there are many things you can do to accessorise. Adding books, flowers and bowls can elevate a simple coffee table to make your living space cohesive in its overall look.

In this guide, we'll go over some of the different ways you can do to style your coffee table. With these simple tips, your coffee table nook or living room will be the envy of your visitors.

1) Stack Some Coffee Table Books

Stacking coffee table books is one of the most popular ways to style your coffee table. It can seem simple, but it actually takes some thought and care. Pick out a few books that reflect your interests and that you think your guests may enjoy.

You can stack them in a pyramid shape, making sure the books are even and that the spines are facing outwards. Once the books are stacked, you can add a vase or a piece of sculpture on top.

2) Stick to One Colour Scheme

If you want to make a statement, stick to a single colour scheme. You can buy all the books in the same colour or you can match the spines to the colour of your coffee table.

If you want a more subtle approach, you can keep the book spines light and the coffee table colour dark so that the books pop out.

3) Decorate Under Your Table as Well

Depending on the style of your coffee table, you might have space below to store all kinds of things. If you have a coffee table with an open space underneath, don’t let it go to waste. Decorate the space with a vase, candles or a basket. Without any decoration, empty spaces can look too bare, even for minimalist standards.

You can decorate under your coffee table with things like an ottoman or pouffe. You could also explore storage baskets under the table to hold things like remote controls.

4) Explore Differently Shaped Coffee Tables

Round coffee tables are the most common shape, but there are also oval, square, rectangular and triangular-shaped tables.

If you want to make a bold statement, then you could choose a coffee table that has an unusual shape. You could even use a round table as an end table.

5) Keep Your Lifestyle in Mind

As you choose a coffee table, keep your lifestyle in mind. If you have a family, you will want to choose a coffee table with a hard surface that can be easily wiped clean.

You want to style your coffee table with objects that reflect your personal taste, but you also want to be able to use the table for its intended purpose - holding drinks, placing books, etc. To find the perfect balance between form and function, consider using a tray to style your coffee table. A tray can hold all of your favourite objects while still providing a flat surface for drinks and books.


Your coffee table is one of the most important pieces in your living room. It's the perfect place to display your favourite decor, and it can also be a great place to store books, magazines and other objects. By using a tray to style your coffee table, you can have the best of both worlds - a beautiful display and a functional storage space.

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