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Styling Your Coffee Table

Styling Your Coffee Table

Coffee tables play an important part in helping to achieve that perfect living room look.

It’s easy to make a list of items that could, or should, sit here – large hardback books, flowers, a candle, coasters – but how do you bring them all together?

Acting as a pivotal point around which your sofas and chairs are styled, your eye will naturally be drawn there first, so it’s important that it makes a good impression.

With this in mind, we’ve pulled together a few of our top tips.

Stay Organised

A tray or a decorative bowl are two of the most useful items when it comes to organising a coffee table. Not only do they make a large surface feel less vast by breaking up the area, they provide a perfect place for your small essentials.

Trays are ideal for holding small ornaments and can be used for tea pots and cups when entertaining. Simply add small decorative accessories and a classic scented candle, and you have a stylish yet practical space.

Choose Your Flowers Carefully

Nothing beats the splash of life that a bunch of fresh flowers can add to a space- we’d love to have them in every room all year round!

For your coffee table or footstool, consider the composition of your entire living room styling and artfully arrange a display using a blooming bouquet to add colour or stems of greenery to add height to a low surface.

Align Your Books

Use books to add more structure to your look. Choose three or four that feature pretty covers and align the spines to create a neat stack.

Make sure to pick your sizes carefully; too big and they’ll dominate, too small and they may look a little out of place. If you need to add extra height, a few decorative objects placed on top can make for an interesting display.

Keep It Simple

If – like the beautiful circular design above – your coffee table is already decorative, don’t overdo the accessories. The addition of a natural wooden bowl and a simple candle can be all you need to prevent it from looking stark.

We’d love to see how you’ve styled your coffee tables, side tables, or even your footstools. Let us know by using #ParkerKnoll and tagging us in your posts on social media!

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