There are five essential coffee table styling tips that you need to know to create an impactful and showstopping Coffee Table display.

Easy to follow our advice is all about mastering the nursery slope of interior styling: The Coffee Table. From mastering the art of layering to adding that extra something special to your display, our coffee table styling tips will easily help you create the display of your interior dreams. Keep on reading to discover more...


Top 5 Coffee Table Styling Tips  

close-up image of a dark living room with a styled coffee table featuring plants, vases and candles.

Image Credit: Extraordinary Interiors By Jane Rockett & Lucy St George. Publishers: Ryland Peters & Small. Photographer: Debi Treloar. 

The coffee table is the focal point of your living room and often where a lot of your free time is spent, so it's important to fill it with the things you love. However, it can be easy for a coffee table to look overcrowded, so we've put together our easy tips for you to create a coffee table display.

Tip #1 - Layer your objects

Play with height and scale when you style your coffee table. This can be with just about any object, but a particularly easy trick is to stack your coffee table books and magazines. Regularly rotate your books and magazines to mix things up and use your book or magazine stacks as the perfect base for your decorative objects, house plants or candles.

Other ideas include mixing large candlestick holders with smaller candlestick holders for variation in height or opting for vases of different widths and heights and filling with an array of foliage and plants.

A final idea would be to opt for two coffee tables rather than one. Or better yet, three coffee tables! Nest of tables are your friend when it comes to creating layers as you can neatly position the tables under each other and then accessorise with beautiful display ornaments. Some of our favourite nest tables include our Round Nest Of 3 Marble Side Tables, Art Deco Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table and the Set Of 2 Circular Glass & Brass Coffee Tables.

RSG Top Tip: Make sure you mix in humorous or quirky objects. These pieces are attention-grabbing and will inject that extra wow-factor into your display.

Tip #2 - Vary your textures

To really create a stylish coffee table display it helps to mix up your texture. From ribbed vases to smooth ceramic objects these details may seem fairly insignificant but we promise that the effect can be dramatic! Textural objects to add to your coffee table display include shells, pineapple ornaments, faux coral, greek busts and glass vases.

Tip #3 - Build nature into the display.

A coffee table is a perfect spot for bringing the outside in. As interior design obsessives, we often move things around from week to week depending on how we're feeling. So sometimes this slice of nature is a terrarium, other times a faux plant or a few seasonal blooms. Even mixing in faux coral or opting for a natural rattan coffee table is a great way of incorporating nature in the home.

Tip #4 - Stylish storage and trays are a must

As we mentioned earlier in the blog, the coffee table can easily become cluttered and overfilled. But, there's an easy solution to this problem ... trays and storage!

Compartmentalising sections of your coffee table will help to create a more structured and pleasing aesthetic. Our top ideas include sectioning off your coffee table with a tray or trinket tray such as our Ethnic Black & Natural Woven Display Tray or the Beautiful Brass Dragonfly Trinket Tray. You can then fill your tray with candles, vases and plants creating a jaw-dropping focal point.

Even better, our Multi-Tray Marble & Mango Wood Coffee Table comes with built-in trays in both wood and marble that are perfect for all of your storage needs.

RSG Top Tip: Rather than positioning your tray in the centre of the coffee table, place it to one side. Asymmetrical designs are more pleasing to the eye and it's a trick that interior designers all use.

Tip #5 - Create an atmosphere with candles

Finally, set the tone and get in the mood with beautifully scented candles. Not only do candles infuse your living spaces with lovely scents, but when alight the flickering flame draws the eye drawing attention to your coffee table display.


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  1. […] Using one or two pallets (depending on what height you would like your coffee table to be), get to work sanding it down and painting it with wood paint. We think a moody black would look super stylish and sexy. Attach caster wheels to the bottom of your coffee table or why not use hairpin legs? You can source wheels or legs online or at your local DIY store and most of them simply require screwing into place. To style your coffee table, check out our Coffee Table Styling Tips Blog. […]
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