How To Style A Coffee Table

Styling is such an important part of home design, and it is one of my favorite parts of the process. The right objects on your coffee table can truly set the entire vibe of the space, details are everything!  Have fun and try different things. I like to refresh my coffee tables each season to spice things up. Here are a few tips and ideas for how to style your coffee table like a designer:

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

Start with something green!  A plant or floral can anchor the table and give the eye a focal point.  The plants can be real or faux. I am amazed at how good the faux plants and florals have gotten lately…it’s truly hard to tell the difference.

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

Vary the shapes and textures of your decorative objects. I love sculptural pieces and always like to add one that is a bit unusual or fun…something unexpected. An heirloom or something collected while traveling could act as a conversation starter and gives personality to the space.

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

My favorite item for coffee tables?  Books!  I have a slight obsession with beautiful coffee table books. They are so fun to flip through and double as a great decorative element. Stack them!

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

A great way to organize objects on your coffee table is by using trays.  The trays can hold remotes, coasters, candle lighters, etc.  They especially work great on ottomans to provide a firm surface.

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

 

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