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How to dress a coffee table

Most of our daily activities revolve around the living room, making it the heart of our homes. At the centre of this space lies a coffee table - a versatile piece of furniture that anchors the room and serves as a functional and decorative element.

With endless possibilities for styling, dressing up your coffee table can elevate its aesthetic and enhance your overall living room decor. From selecting the perfect design to adding personal touches, here's how to style your coffee table like a pro.

Coffee table selection and designs

While coffee tables come in various shapes, sizes, and materials, choosing one that fits your living room layout and complements your existing furniture is essential. At La Redoute, we offer a wide range of coffee tables to suit every style and preference.

Are you looking for a vintage touch? Our Quilda Vintage Style coffee table features an original top design, warm colours, and quality materials, making it a perfect addition to your living room.

Or perhaps you're drawn to the retro vibes of the Topim coffee table, inspired by the round and curvy designs of the 1950s. With two large compartments and a walnut veneered top, this coffee table combines functionality and style seamlessly.

For those looking for a more practical option, the Jimi coffee table is perfect with its double top and immaculate finish. Its simple yet elegant design makes it a versatile addition to any living room.

Height and detail styling

Play with different heights and incorporate decorative elements to add visual interest and dimension to your coffee table.

Whether it's a stack of books, a vase of flowers or a mix of candles, varying heights can add depth and balance to your table. For example, a pack of 2 Rustic Sage Pillar Candles, placed on top of stacked books or a decorative tray, will add height and create a cosy ambience in the room.

Ceramic vase options like the Sira Ceramic Vase are ideal if you prefer a more classic and artistic touch. Handcrafted with a design inspired by early arts and crafts, these vases bring an antiquity feel to any room.

For a touch of culture and history, ornaments and accessories like the Waraji Resin Statuette can add a unique and artistic touch to your coffee table. Inspired by classical sculpture, this resin statuette features a fragment of a face that will bring an exciting element to your interior decor.

Textures galore

A coffee table is not just about the pieces placed on top; it can also be enhanced with different materials and textures. For example, a marble top can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your table. Consider pairing it with a footstool to soften the space and create a cosy atmosphere.

Opt for a curvy shape, pretty fabric, and an unusual texture to create an eye-catching centrepiece in your living room.

Mixing and matching different materials like a wooden tray, glass vase, and marble coasters can create a cohesive yet varied look for your coffee table. Wicker mats and contrasting coasters can add depth and texture to your table, making it more visually appealing.

Add plants

Some greenery can bring life to your coffee table decor and create a sense of nature indoors whether artificial or natural, plants add a touch of freshness and colour to your table.

Consider low-maintenance options like succulents or air plants in cute pots for an effortless yet stylish look. You can also experiment with different pot heights and mix them with other decorative elements to achieve a balanced and timeless display.

Consider hanging plants or placing them in tall vases to add height and interest to your coffee table for a more dramatic effect.

Artful Arrangements

Arranging decor elements on your coffee table is an art form that can transform the look and feel of your living room. Remember to balance different shapes, colours, and textures when styling your table for a harmonious display.

Consider using a tray or a decorative bowl to corral smaller items like candles or coasters. This adds structure and makes it easier to move these items when needed.

Consider adding the Uyova Mini Greenhouse to your coffee table for a more whimsical and unique display. This mini greenhouse adds a pop of colour and creates a playful yet functional display for small plants, trinkets, or even your favourite books.

Seasonal transitions

As the seasons change, so can your coffee table decor. By incorporating seasonal elements and colours, you can keep your living room fresh and relevant all year round.

For example, consider arranging a vase of bright and vibrant flowers on your coffee table in the summer months. In the colder months, you can add a cosy touch by placing a chunky knit throw or faux fur accessories on top.

Remember to switch out decorative elements accordingly, such as replacing seashells with pinecones or adding festive ornaments during the holiday season. This attention to detail will make your coffee table look stylish and make your living room feel more inviting and welcoming.

Explore more of coffee table decor with la redoute

The options for dressing a coffee table are endless, and at La Redoute, we have various products to help you create your perfect display. From trays to vases to candles and more, our home decor collection offers something for every style and budget.

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