Monday, July 25, 2016

Styling your Coffee Table

If there is one thing I love to do most with my home then it is decorating my coffee table.
Coffee table is an focal point that is looked upon as soon as someone enters your living room.  There are n number of ways to experiment with it looks and here are few of my favorites approaches.

Creating a vignette
The main idea of creating vignette is to create a mood with the still life objects and color co-coordinating these objects. Its simple, take a large tray and arrange few things of your likes like Buddha, vase, sea shells, boxes, jewelry, green plant, planters, candles etc.,  in it. Coffee table and the vignettes tell you about your tastes, likes and gives the personal touch to the living room. I keep changing these vignettes, some times its all brass wares, vase with fresh flowers, idols or sometimes just some shells and flowers in the pickle jars. I personally like to go for the natural trays like bamboo, or the grass,rattan trays that we get in the craft and handicrafts exhibitions in India.

Coffee table book
Coffee table is incomplete without the books and you should display books if you have a large table. Many large, heavy books are available exclusively to be displayed on the coffee table. This could show your interests in the books and become a conversational topic among your guests. I sometimes put magazines on the table.

Table runner
Deck up your table with an elegant table runner that matches the overall d├ęcor of the room. Remember it should go well with your sofa upholstery and the color of your walls. There are so many options available both online as well as many home decor shops offline. Fun part is that you can keep changing them according to your vignette and have throws/cushions to match them. If you like to stitch and embroider, put up your hand embroidered, or an applique work on display.

Flower Vases/Small planters
Choose a flower vase depending on the size of the room and the table. Fresh flowers are always welcoming but in case you are short of time to buy fresh flowers, choose artificial ones with best imitation. A short or a flat flower vase if you are keeping with other things.If you have green thumb then choose some succulent in attractive planters.

Here are two ways in which I have styled my coffee table.

My Coffee Table

Having said all the above things do not clutter your table. Keep it simple and well arranged.


  1. Vasudha, Nice post. I like how you styled your coffee table.

  2. Very Nice Post. I love the way you have styled your coffee table. Especially the colours-Orange and Yellow not only add colour and cheerfulness but along with other artifacts reflect our Indian culture.

    A touch of green plants makes it lively.

    In all it is a table where one can relax, enjoy coffee or tea and get rejuvenated.

  3. You have decorated your coffee table very beautifully!! Mine is most of the times cluttered with remotes, books etc. because we have TV in drawing room instead of living room. I clear it daily but by evening it is again in the same status.

  4. Thanks ladies for your lovely comments. Preeti I must say most of the times, at the end of the day it's cluttered with newspaper, remote, school books etc., but when no one is around this look is guaranteed in my house :)

  5. Lovely coffee table decor ideas. .thanks for sharing. .

  6. Hello, the 2nd picture down is my coffee table and my image. Can you please change the source from Pinterest to the actual original source:

    Please do NOT use Pinterest as a source. It is a search engine. It does not hold the copyright of the images you are using and this is actually in violation of copyright laws. I don't mind people using my images but they must credit my blog as the source. Please amend the post. Thank you.

    1. Sorry for not showing the original image source. I have updated the post.

    2. Thank you so much! Appreciated!