So, you’ve found the perfect coffee table, a beautiful centerpiece for your living space, and now you need accessories that will compliment it. As with any room styling, always remember that simplicity is best. We believe that when a coffee table is clutter-free, it helps clear the mind and makes it easier for us to relax.
We asked our resident stylist to share the key rules to follow that will ensure your coffee table will look fabulous on top, and be functional to boot.
Use your living room’s look or theme to guide or contrast with your coffee table styling. If the feel is busy then keep your table minimalist, or, if the rest of the scheme is kept simple then use the coffee table to pack a punch – this can still be done on a minimal basis, you can keep books on a shelf underneath and keepsakes and ornaments on the top, that way you have a clear separation between pieces.
With a simple table, you can use a collection of decorative vases to create an interesting focal point, as seen above with a trio of black vases on our Monique Coffee Table. Our York Coffee Table is so visually interesting that it really doesn’t need much styling – just a simple tray or decorative object will do the trick. You don’t want to take attention away from the stunning terrazzo top, so stick to the table’s monochrome palette – we’ve chosen the Bernadette tray with our Brass Shell Ashtray.
Playing around with the height and shape of the items you choose to display will help the surface feel more dynamic. Our top tip: keep it simple. Introduce greenery, a favorite scented candle or ornament and a small stack of coffee table magazines for a look that feels both stylish and relaxed.