I think you know our coffee table isn’t always perfectly “styled.” In fact, I had to remove an Iron Man mask and a handful of Goldfish crackers before I could even start working on this post. But, since I’m teaming up with several other bloggers today for a coffee table decorating series, I’m putting my best foot forward.
Styling a coffee tables isn’t all that tricky. At our house, I like to keep it pretty simple, with nothing too tall or distracting. (Blocking the TV is not acceptable around here.) Personally, I don’t like to cover every inch of my table with stuff. I think it’s easiest to start by dividing the surface area in imaginary halves—or fourths, depending on the size of your table.
From there, I pretty much depend on the same basic accessories, switching out a few things, depending on the season:
(These are four of my favorite coffee table books to display and for framing.)
I prefer an odd number—either a few smaller pieces together or one larger accessory. Although I like to keep everything low overall, it’s important to vary the heights of what you use.
Because I like to actually be able to set my coffee on my coffee table.
Need a table to style? Ten of my top picks here.