One place I love to explore when I enter a home, other than walls of photos and art, is the coffee table. I have always felt that you can learn about people this way. Sometimes they have intriguing books, or personal knick knacks. Or possibly pretty candles, fresh flowers, and their favorite magazines are scattered about. The most exciting is when there is an album of some sort, I love looking at photos! I always try to ask for permission first, but you figure if the album is there it's intended to be shared with guests. And who doesn't love sharing their own photos?!
Before you can style your coffee table, you actually need a coffee table, right? Or do you?
Upholstered with a faux fur throw to create contrast and add texture
Glass and wood attracts light in this darker, cozier space
Live edge and irregular shape, in this otherwise soft/feminine space
Traditional solid wood with unique base design - all the mini stacks of books and treasures are quite intriguing
Midcentury modern / Danish design pair with the velvet chesterfield - a nice mix of eras, and mixing eras is always a great idea
Can't go wrong with a vintage wooden crate to warm up this bohemian/modern space
Modern design, modern material, in this modern/minimalist space
No coffee table...and it works!
Slatted wood with tapered legs, mix of modern and rustic
Vintage metal cart with a wooden top - metal is always a great element to add to a space, a little industrial touch here and there
If you're in the market for a coffee table, remember to be creative, especially if you're on a budget. Your "table" doesn't have to actually be a table to begin with. What matters most is the arrangement of the pieces you display on the surface and of course the people that you share your cozy space with.