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How to Style a Coffee Table

by Ted Stumpf 06/16/2019

A coffee table is a bit trickier to decorate than a dining table, but with some expert tips, your coffee table is just a few minutes from being perfect. Here are some styling tips for a coffee table to consider next time you are touching up the interior decor in your home:

Stack up your books 

Coffee tables and books go together like peanut butter and jelly. Stack up books of same sizes on your table, but be careful not to make a pile or mountain of books. Four or five books arranged together are just perfect. The key about book stacking is the color coordination - gather books in different shades of one color for a clean look. 

Add a tray 

Second only to books, trays are a designer's go-to when styling coffee tables. Trays help to corral tabletop items, but they also send a sense of organization to your guests and make mini-vignettes that beautify your home. You can fill the tray on your coffee table with a scented candle or a bouquet of flowers.

Decorate with plants 

You can make your living room clean and organic by decorating your coffee table with plants. Succulents and air plants are the perfect choices, but the key is to choose a plant that thrives in low light. 

Balance height 

To prevent your coffee table from looking weighted, it is best you put the tallest item in the center. If you have one short and two tall pieces, put the short in the middle and balance either side with any of the taller items.

Display different pages 

You can give you coffee table a different look every day by choosing to display different pages of a book. Consider contents of the page as well as the colors. Colorful magazines are an excellent choice as they are engaging to guests.

Simple right? Designing a coffee table is not as hard as you think. If you don't have it in your home, it is high time you think of getting one and using it to enhance your home style.

When prepping your home for sale, ask your selling agent for appropriate items to display on your coffee table.

About the Author
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Ted Stumpf

Ted draws energy and joy from building synergetic relationships with his Clients. Ted's nature is graciously gregarious and persevering; he's honest;and he's been dedicated to a substantial list of clientele throughout his 25 years in the hospitality business and nearly two years as a REALTOR. His passion is creating a sincere, professional partnership with people.

Ted grew up in a family of Realtors in central Indiana, earned a degree in economics and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, and jumped into all aspects of the restaurant business. His ensuing hospitality career path eventually led him into the Event Management Sales & Service role in hotels and quickly guided him to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and finally to a luxury resort in the Napa Valley, where he, his husband, and their dog have resided for almost a decade now.

The irony is not lost on Ted that his ‘growth’ journey has culminated in“living happily ever after” in an agricultural area with a small-town feel and sense of community strikingly reminiscent of his youth…and as a REALTOR nonetheless!