The contemporary coffee table is one of the most undervalued and yet important luxury pieces of furniture in your living room.
Coffee Tables have played a central role for many conversations and meetings over the years. Even Kramer from the popular American Sitcom, Seinfeld, realised its importance – he went on to write a coffee table book about coffee tables! Coffee tables also play an important role in another sitcom, Friends, with many of their conversations happening over the table. It’s no longer an ordinary piece of furniture.
The tables can also be made of metal and irregular materials that are then moulded into different shapes and sizes. These are generally used as statement pieces.
Your coffee table may be tiny, but with the right décor it can be the key to making your room amazing.
Add Metallic Accents
Gold, brass, silver and gold have a way of instantly elevating any space, but metallics won’t overpower your room when they’re showcased on just your coffee table.
Statues, chandeliers and candlesticks
Beautiful candlesticks and tapers add statuesque glamour while a small, delightful tray brings the eye back down to the rest of the action.
Let the Table Shine
Refresh Your Room with Flowers and Plants
Give your room an inviting touch by buying real blooms when you entertain.
Keep It Classic and Modern
When you have a lot of space on your table, it can be tempting to overload it with items, but as this table proves, a classic stack of books and flowers, but add a larger, unique piece of art to fill the space.
A tray will make whatever you place on the table look neat and polished.
Top Stacks With Tiny Details
A table grounded by trays and books can carry little sparkly accents, like gemstones or candles, without the look seeming slight. Plus, candle colours and scents can be easily swapped out with the seasons.
Pile colourful books
Pick some coffee table books with bright covers and bold lettering, and vary the height of the stacks for an effortless style.
Create Varying Heights
Because trays and tabletops are horizontal, playing with the height of your accent pieces will add extra interest.
Everything matches the room’s earthy color palette, pulling the space together warmly.
A pop of color might be the expected choice in a room outfitted from top to bottom in black and white, but extending the monochromatic color scheme to the table gives the space a more modern, clean feel.
Candle and Gold Urchin
It’s sophisticated yet unexpected—plus, a bowl of decorative matches adds utility and an extra opportunity for more patterns.
Go with a matching set or mix things up. Either way, they lend a major perk: no remote control in sight (but always within easy reach.)
Try a Single Statement Piece
Make your favorite piece the room’s focal point by displaying it alone in the center of the table. With a pretty planter or interesting sculpture, the effect is understated, not spare.
Double Coffee Tables and a Sculpture
An eye-catching sculpture adds height and drama.
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“A coffee table has a different purpose than that of a dining or study table. A study table is generally used for work purposes whereas a dining table is used to serve food. A coffee table, on the other hand, is used just to place things over. This is probably the reason why its design can be slightly more detailed and intricate than the former two,” explains Parul Amla, interior designer, Antrik Design Studio, New Delhi.
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