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Elevate Your Space: Tips to Decorate Your Coffee Table

Updated: Oct 6, 2023

A coffee table is more than just a functional piece of furniture; it's a canvas for self-expression and a focal point in your living space. With the right elements and a touch of creativity, you can transform your coffee table into a stunning centerpiece that reflects your style and personality. Whether your taste is modern, eclectic, or classic, here are some tips to help you decorate your coffee table with flair.

1. Start with a Strong Foundation: Before diving into the details, ensure your coffee table is clean and clutter-free. A tidy base provides a solid foundation for your decorative elements to shine. Wipe it down, remove unnecessary items, and create a clean slate for your creative endeavors.



2. Consider Scale and Proportion: When choosing items to display, think about the size of your coffee table. Do you have the Sklar Peppler Cube Ottoman or do you have the Sklar Peppler Lillian Ottoman? Items that are too small might get lost, while those that are too large could overwhelm the space. Aim for a balanced arrangement by mixing items of varying heights, shapes, and sizes. This will create visual interest and keep the display from feeling too uniform.


3. Incorporate Books: Books are versatile and add an intellectual and artistic touch to your coffee table decor. Stack a few books with vibrant covers, intriguing titles, or beautiful photography. You can lay them flat or prop them upright for added dimension.




4. Greenery and Florals: Plants and flowers bring life and a breath of fresh air into any space. A small potted plant, succulent, or a vase of fresh flowers can add a pop of color and a touch of nature to your coffee table. Choose plants that require minimal maintenance (no shame in fake plants!) to ensure they stay vibrant and healthy.



5. Personal Touches: Incorporate items that hold personal meaning to you. This could be a decorative tray from your travels, a unique sculpture you adore, or a sentimental keepsake. These pieces add character and tell a story, making your coffee table an extension of your life.



6. Candles and Candleholders: Candles provide warmth and ambiance to any setting. Opt for scented candles in your favorite fragrances, or choose decorative candleholders that complement your overall decor style. Visit our showroom for a variety of candle holders - all shapes and sizes.




7. Decorative Trays: A decorative tray can serve as a stylish organizer for your coffee table. Use it to hold smaller items like coasters, remotes, or decorative objects. This not only keeps things organized but also adds an extra layer of visual interest.



8. Artful Arrangements: Experiment with various arrangements before settling on the final look. Try different layouts, and don't hesitate to mix and match elements until you achieve a composition that feels balanced and visually pleasing. Remember, there's no one-size-fits-all approach; trust your instincts and have fun with the process. It’s your home, make it YOUnique!



9. Change with the Seasons: Refresh your coffee table decor to reflect the changing seasons and upcoming holidays. Swap out seasonal flowers, themed decor, or festive accents to keep your space lively and up-to-date.


10. Less Is Often More: While it's exciting to fill your coffee table with various elements, remember that simplicity can often make the most significant impact. An artfully arranged trio of items can be just as striking as a cluttered display. Remember the classic Coco Chanel quote: “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.”




Decorating your coffee table is an opportunity to showcase your creativity and style - so have fun with it! By considering scale, incorporating personal touches, and embracing elements like books, plants, and candles, you can curate a visually appealing and harmonious display that enhances your living space. Remember, the key is to have fun and let your personality shine through your choices. You don’t have to decorate alone! Contact our talented Design Consultants, they will work with you to help bring your vision to life! Click HERE to learn more.

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