How to Style a Coffee Table

How to Style a Coffee Table

We’ve had this round table in our living room for a year or so now, and it’s always been tricky to style. I’ve looked for tips on how to style a coffee table, but none of them seemed to be for a round table! So, I decided to spend an afternoon faffing to come up with 3 different styling options.

Option 1 – Keep it Simple

How to Style a Coffee Table

I used minimal accessories for this look, anchoring the look with a candle tray that normally lives on the kitchen table. I followed the design rule of 3 with these white pillar candles, and used faux foliage to bring some greenery into the scheme. I finished this off with a quirky accessory (not sure what it’s called!) that ties in with the metallic tray and table.

How to Style a Coffee Table

Option 2 – Mix up the shapes

How to Style a Coffee Table

For the second look I’ve used a tray again to help anchor things, but to also add some contrast. Sticking with the rule of 3 I’ve introduced some different foliage and also a 3-wick candle. There’s quite a lot of circles going on here, so I also stacked some square coasters to the side to help balance the look. How amazing are these coasters? I found them in a garden centre and just couldn’t resist the monochrome! They’re ceramic as well, so fairly sturdy.

How to Style a Coffee Table

Look 3 – Stack it up and add flowers!

How to Style a Coffee Table

In an ideal world I’d have used Peonies for this look but unfortunately they’ve just come to the end of season. Instead I decided to use the lilies, which I think make a great colourful alternative. I made the most of the table here dividing it into quadrants and styling each section separately. I grabbed some of our many books, stacked them high and finished off the look with a reed diffuser. This particular one is from Neom and it’s lasted AGES. It also smells incredible as well – I have a real love for their products.

So these are just 3 suggestions for how to style a coffee table. I didn’t have to purchase anything new to create these looks, so you really can change up a look without spending any money. I haven’t settled on a favourite yet, so some more faffing might be in order to come up with a finished look!

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