6 Designer Tips to Make Your Coffee Table Stand Out

Wanting to give your living room a refresh but not prepared for a total makeover? Consider starting with the centrepiece: your coffee table.

Coffee tables are the heart of the living room and can add style, depth, and function to a space. A coffee table needs to match the elements of your decor for a well-coordinated and harmonious look. 

Our six designer tips will help you achieve a perfectly styled living room by simply styling your coffee table.

Select a living room theme

When choosing a coffee table for your living room, you should decide on a theme first. It'll help you pick furniture that works with other pieces in the room. Whichever style you choose to go with, you should ensure that your space looks consistent. Our top tip: take your time. You don’t have to redesign everything in one go. Look around for inspiration. There’s always a chance to improve and shuffle things up.    

Mix textures and materials

After you’ve picked a theme, the next thing you should consider is texture and material. It’s a crucial component that elevates your home interior to a new level and helps create an eye-catching display. Don’t be afraid to mix textures. It can help you create a dynamic interior that can add visual interest to the space. For instance, if you have a wooden coffee table, incorporating a porcelain bowl filled with a handful of seashells, some greenery, and a metal candle holder can do wonders for the overall feel of your room.    

Display your collection of unique items

Have a collection of unique items such as colourful decorative glass marbles, special-edition magazines, or seashells? Use your coffee table to show off your favourite pieces. You can keep them organised with the help of an antique tray or beautiful baskets made from natural materials, such as bamboo, vines, willow, and grasses.   

Add some greenery or stack books

The coffee table has become a must-have piece of furniture in every home. Arranging small delicate accent pieces, beautiful florals, and a stack of thick books on your coffee table will take you on a visual journey and create a sense of interest. It’s something that will complete your living room design and add colour, texture, and symmetry to your space. Make sure you don’t display too many objects on a coffee table. Otherwise, your table will look untidy and cluttered.  

Feature high and low showpieces

Displaying showpieces of similar sizes on your coffee table is a big no. When all your precious items are at the same eye level, they’re most likely to go unnoticed. Instead, try arranging objects of different heights and shapes on a coffee table for a more balanced look. A pro tip, if your living room has low ceilings, pick a low coffee table. This will help create an illusion of higher ceilings. 

Design for all angles

Once you’ve grouped all your favourite items on a coffee table, don’t forget to check them out from all angles because this is a scene you view from different directions. A designer tip is to arrange your showpieces facing different directions for a cohesive look.   

The living room is where guests gather most. Depending on how you style your coffee table, the living room can create interest or go completely unnoticed. If you’re looking to buy a coffee table to complement your space, Artiss has a range of coffee tables that work across different living room styles. 

Check out the Artiss coffee table collection today.