Style it with panache
Now you have your perfect coffee table, it’s time to think about styling it. Some coffee tables are made for this, such as the linear and stylish Content by Conran Elmari coffee table which has integrated shelves perfect for displaying books, magazines and more.
The trick is to group a few well chosen items on your coffee table in a purposeful way that makes sense. Once you have this very simple ‘grouping’ rule in mind, you can decide on what suits your décor. There are so many directions you can go in, from a pile of glossy coffee table art books or favourite magazines to a marble chess set or a bowl of colourful fruit. For a rustic scheme, choose something natural such as a basket filled with sea glass or pebbles, or display small pots of succulent plants. In a modern interior you could opt for something bold and striking such as a glossy metallic bowl or a sculptural piece.
Don’t underestimate the importance of choosing the right coffee table and styling it creatively when it comes to making your interiors sing. Without that last piece of the jigsaw, you’ll be left faced with a room that’s fine, but not the design masterpiece you want it to be (and who was ever satisfied with ‘fine’ anyway?). This last little detail (the devil’s in it) is vital in bringing your décor together, and ensuring that the puzzle is well and truly complete.