1. ADD WOODEN PLATTERS FOR A RUSTIC LOOK
Layering is always a good tool to add finesse and a sense of coziness to a space. While we think of colors and fabrics for layering, consider textures too. If you have a tactile coffee table material, say wood or stone, make its decor look coordinated and together too.
2. COFFEE TABLE BOOKS ARE ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA
'Books, books, and more books,' says Lance Thomas, principal designer at Thomas Guy Interiors. 'I like to divide my coffee table into even sections and place a stack of books in each section. Structured maximalism is my style guide for coffee tables. The only time I go minimal is when the coffee table is playing the hero in space. I've even been known to place a small table lamp in one of those quadrants for an unexpected ambient lighting surprise.'
3. CENTRE THE ARRANGEMENT WITH DRIED GRASSES
For a round coffee table, make sure your pieces or objects it in a cluster, arranged in the center of your table. This will help create a focal point.
4. MINIATURE SCULPTURES WILL CREATE INTEREST
If you have two round coffee tables as your living room furniture, give each of them a unique look. While one can have books and pretty boxes, the other can double as a display unit for interesting sculptures. 'Boxes on a coffee table can store clutter, (think remotes or coasters) or conceal a treasure you want to reveal upon closer inspection,' says Anna Popov, founder of Interiors by Popov.
5. CONSIDER A BIG BUNCH OF FRESH FLOWERS
'One of the best parts of the upcoming season is the changes it brings to the outside world,' says Alison Hughes, interiors director at Coast Road Furniture. 'But this doesn’t mean that you can’t admire autumnal nature in your own home. There are lots of different parts of the season you can enjoy in your living room. For example, you could try crafting your autumnal bouquet and displaying it in your favorite vase on the coffee table,' says Alison. 'There is a great range of colorful flowers which are in bloom next season, including chrysanthemum, aster, and poppies.'
6. BRING IN MORE GREENERY IN THE LIVING ROOM WITH HOUSEPLANTS
This is the season to love and show off houseplants...well, if truth be told, it's always the season for houseplants! Think of sculptural plants; ones that have interesting shapes, long, leathery leaves, or eye-catching root structures. Spider plants are a good bet; perhaps even succulents are a fair option.
7. KEEP A PIECE OF DRIFTWOOD FOR AN ARTSY LOOK
Another artistic yet earthy way to decorate the coffee table is with a driftwood piece. This will contribute to a natural living room look if you're going for one. A big benefit of an arrangement like this is that it is perfect for indoors or outdoors and will last much longer than typical flower arrangements.
8. THINK OF TERRACOTTA VASES ON COFFEE TABLES
These vases aren’t a matching set, but follow a similar theme and together make for an eye-catching collection; ideal for coffee tables or even living room side tables. The terracotta pieces look striking against the black table, while the feet sculptures add layering to the tabletop.