If there’s one task that seems to universally unnerve homeowners about living room design, it’s styling the coffee table. It’s easy to become frustrated and leave the table virtually empty or to go overboard and leave no space for drinks or plates. Luckily, there are tons of easy tips and tricks to help you find your perfect coastal coffee table look.
How to Style Your New Coastal Style Coffee Table
Whether you’re a styling novice or an old pro just looking to change things up with a coffee table in your living room, we think you’ll find these ideas enlightening.
Use stacks of books and trays to create platforms. The different textures and heights add dimension to the table.
We love this twist on the idea of a trunk as a coffee table. Layering a trunk beneath a traditional table adds character and easily accessed storage.
Play with geometry. The square stacks of books on this table create a visually pleasing grid-like pattern while the round bowls and hurricane vase soften the overall effect.
Every coffee table should have at least one personal detail. You don’t want your table to look like it could belong to just anyone. A set of coasters with a nautical mural of your choice doubles as custom art and protection for your table.
If you’re overwhelmed by the idea of styling the whole surface of your table, an easy trick is to fill a smaller tray and then add a stack of books. The table still looks finished but you’ll feel like you did half the work.
Another favorite shortcut of ours is to use oversized accessories. A large lantern acts as sculptural art during the day and creates instant ambiance when lit during the evening.
Vary the heights of your item groupings. Placing a decorative piece of coral on top of a stack of books means it doesn’t get lost next to a much taller vase and plant.
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