Coffee Table Decor Ideas


I love coffee tables. They’re a great way to add personality to your living room, and they help keep things organized. But let’s be honest: there are so many options out there that it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why I’ve put together this list of coffee table decor ideas! These tips will help you choose the right accessories for your space—and keep your coffee table looking great.

Coffee tables are an important focal point of any living room.

Coffee tables are an important focal point of any living room. They’re used as a place to store items, display things and act as a surface for resting legs while you sit on the couch or your favorite chair. A coffee table can help create ambiance in your living space by providing visual interest and adding warmth to the room with its rich wood tone or glass top.

Coffee tables come in all shapes and sizes, so they can be customized to fit into almost any space. Here are some ideas from our blog archive that will help you get started:

  • If you have limited floor space but want something bigger than a side table for your living room, consider buying an ottoman instead of a full-size coffee table. Ottomans often have hidden storage compartments that provide extra space for storing books, magazines or other household items like remote controls and TV remotes.

You can make a statement with the right coffee table accessories.

When decorating your coffee table, don’t forget to add accessories. After all, they can turn a simple coffee table into a statement piece that adds visual interest and personality to your living space.

You may not realize it, but you can use accessories in all of the following ways:

  • To add color—think throw blankets, decorative pillows and other textile items
  • To add texture—utilize different materials like wood versus glass
  • To add pattern—try mixing patterns together for an eclectic look
  • To add functionality—add a tray for holding snacks or drinks or use vases or candleholders to make it easier for people to see what’s on top of the table

Make sure you understand the scale of your coffee table and its surroundings.

Whether you’re looking to redesign your existing room or are just starting out in a new space, it’s important that you know the scale of your coffee table and its surroundings. This will allow you to choose furniture that’s appropriate for the size of your living room or bedroom.

When considering this, think about:

  • The size of the coffee table itself (its dimensions)
  • The size of your home and/or the area where it will be placed (the dimensions)

Books can be a great accessory for coffee tables.

You can use books as a great accessory for your coffee table. Books are one of the best ways to add color, texture and personality to your living room. They can be used as decor or they can be used as a conversation starter. You can also use books to create a theme for your table by having all the same type of book or by placing them in different sizes and colors around your coffee table. If you don’t want to clutter up your house with too many books then its best if you hide them under some decorative cups on top of the shelf so that people won’t notice how much clutter there is unless they look closely at it

Staying theme-neutral will allow for more versatility in coffee table decor.

Staying theme-neutral will allow for more versatility in coffee table decor. You can mix and match different styles, which makes it easier to change the look of your living room if you don’t have a theme. You can use your coffee table as an accent piece since it’s not tied down by any particular theme or color scheme.

Flowers are a popular and versatile accessory for coffee tables.

If you’re looking for a way to add color and life to your coffee table, flowers are a great option. In addition to being incredibly versatile, they can be used in so many ways: You can use them as decor items on the coffee table itself (like the vase of flowers pictured above), or put them in vases that sit on the coffee table. Flowers also give off beautiful scents that make any space smell nice.

If you want something less permanent than fresh cut flowers, consider purchasing silk arrangements or dried bouquets that’ll last longer than live ones without having to worry about watering or feeding them!

Trays can help keep your coffee table organized and looking great.

Trays can also help keep your coffee table organized and looking great. If you’re not using the tray to hold remote controls, magazines, and other items that would otherwise clutter the table, you might want to place a plant or piece of decor on top of it. This will help elevate the tray from its base status as something that holds things and turn it into a design element itself.

Candles can add ambiance and personality to your space, but be careful they don’t get too hot.

Candles can add ambiance and personality to your space, but be careful they don’t get too hot.

  • Place candles away from flammable materials like curtains and drapes, carpeting and upholstery, wood surfaces or walls.
  • Always use candle holders that have been designed for the type of candle you are using (tester lights in the store will tell you if it’s a safe match).
  • Don’t place candles on top of furniture or window sills where they could cause fires by being knocked over.

Containers add functionality to coffee table decor by keeping items like remotes organized.

A coffee table is typically the focal point of a room and can become cluttered with magazines, remotes, books and other items. Using containers can help you keep everything organized and easy to find. For example, if you have a lot of remotes, then use a basket or tray to hold them all in one place so they’re not scattered around your living space.

You can also use an old jewelry box as an organizer for magazines or books that you read regularly; just add some decorative paper on the inside cover of the box so it looks more like art than an old container! If there’s not enough room for this on your coffee table itself, place it elsewhere in your home where people will see it every day—for example: near the kitchen sink or by the door entrance (so when people come over they know where their keys are).

Accent pieces like decorative bowls or sculptures can give your coffee table some personality when the other pieces on top aren’t enough.

To make your coffee table stand out, you’ll need to add accent pieces. These are the pieces that will give your coffee table personality and make it more than just a place to rest drinks or books.

Accent pieces can be as simple as a decorative bowl or as elaborate as a sculpture. Whatever you choose, try to keep it in line with the rest of your home decor (you don’t want something too different from what’s already there).

The right decor for your coffee table will contribute to a more welcoming living room.

Decorating your coffee table is a great way to express your personality and make a statement in any room. It’s also easier than you might think, and it doesn’t need to cost much money. If you have an old table that needs updating but don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on new furniture, here are some ideas for decorating your coffee table on a budget:

  • Use colorful placemats and napkins that complement the room’s color scheme. This can be as simple as using different colored cloth napkins versus paper ones, or as elaborate as buying placemats with matching designs.
  • Use small vases filled with silk flowers or other greenery for an elegant look at little cost. To keep things looking natural, choose flowers in similar shades of green so they blend together well.


In the end, your coffee table is an important focal point of your living room. It’s a place where you can put down food, drinks and games while also having a conversation with friends or family. So when decorating this space, it’s important that you think about what kinds of things will improve its function as well as look good on top!

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