With a seemingly endless catalogue of aesthetic looks to be inspired by, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and be scared of trying anything at all, let alone something truly unique.
But you needn’t be so apprehensive!
A coffee table is your chance to show off your creativity and personal style, and any décor you do use can be chopped and changed at a moment’s notice, keeping things fresh and on-trend.
From unusual table designs to delightful ornament options, we’ve picked out some of the easiest ways to grab any guest’s attention and help you fall back in love with your living room!
Maximalist overload is a worry for everyone designing their home’s interior, and so a glass-top coffee table is a fantastic way of providing visual balance. A slender, see-through design allows you to pile a table high with decorations without overpowering your living room.
What is that? For the braver among you, a truly unusual coffee table piece adds mystery and intrigue to your tabletop, meaning every eye will be drawn to the focal point of your room, whether they like it or not!
Light Up Your Life
Candles don’t have to be a coffee table’s sole light source and a beautiful arrangement of lamps and lights can help give your front room that special glow in the evenings.
Elevate With Added Height
Decor can be used to draw the eye to other parts of the room, especially when adding height. Tall decorative features often help bring attention to wall paintings or decorative shelves. Because every area of your living space should get equal admiration!
The Rustic Look
When rocking a farmhouse aesthetic in your home, it’s only natural to pick a classic, rustic table to help house your leatherbound books.
Pick an Eye-Catching Design
Choosing a truly unique four-legged friend ensures decorating your tabletop becomes an optional requirement. Because anything you add to it’s already eye-popping design is just a little cherry on top!
Spread your love for the coffee table by literally filling a room with them! This way you can mix up all your favorite furniture designs and tabletop styles to create a winning combination.
For fancy ottoman furniture, you can increase the exotic feel by adding stylish trays on top, allowing for the addition of candles and drinks. But most importantly, it also gives that luxurious surface some much-needed protection!
Flower Up To Power Up
Glass coffee tables especially can benefit from a floral glow up, and it’s the easiest way to add instant style and freshness to your home.
Following a monochromatic colour scheme or adhering to a room’s individual palette can help keep your home on brand and avoid any stomach-churning clashes.
Be A Bookworm
Sometimes the best way to decorate your furniture is to cover it with intelligent sounding books you’ve never read. But of course, your guests won’t know that…
Coffee tables should be conversation starters, and so adding family items to your decorations will get guests talking and add a personal touch to your decor that still brings out the best in your interior.
If you’re nostalgic for the days of old, don’t be afraid to turn your living space into a shrine to the past with a funky retro look.
Repurpose Old Materials
Repurposing old materials and furniture into a coffee table adds character and history to your home.
Encouraging guests to snuggle up in a circle on the floor, legless tables can give your home a more communal, comforting feel.
Organizing your tabletop becomes a doddle when using tray tops, allowing you to section off your ornaments, books and other decorations into aesthetically pleasing segments.
Showing Off Those Legs
Legs can leave a lasting impression when you pick the right furniture, meaning what’s on the tabletop doesn’t always have to be the star!
If you’re struggling to fit every little part of you onto one small surface, you might want to consider using a multi-tiered table.
Layering objects or smaller tables around and beneath your coffee table, creates the illusion of multiple tiers, adding dimension to your living space as well as a visually exciting focal point.
Don’t Use A Table!
Yes, you heard us correctly. Because if you’re after a truly unconventional coffee table, you might not want to use one at all! Anything providing height and a sturdy base can become a quirky focal point for your room, from a vintage storage trunk to a garden stool!
Dan is a former competition barista and has been honing his knowledge of coffee for over two decades.
He has worked in coffee farms in Peru, as well as roasters in Australia. He now trains new baristas and hosts cupping experiences in Austin.
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- Glass Tables
- Enigmatic Items
- Light Up Your Life
- Elevate With Added Height
- The Rustic Look
- Pick an Eye-Catching Design
- Multiple Tables
- Ottoman Trays
- Flower Up To Power Up
- Colour Scheme
- Be A Bookworm
- Sentimental Decor
- Go Retro
- Repurpose Old Materials
- Legless Design
- Tray Tops
- Showing Off Those Legs
- Multi-tier Tables
- Don’t Use A Table!