A coffee table is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your living room. Not only is it the centrepiece of your space, but it also anchors the rest of the room together. A coffee table creates the focal point in a living room around which everybody gathers for some leisurely time.
By choosing your coffee table wisely, you can get it to become a great conversation starter. The physical design of your table and the accessories and books that you choose can completely transform your living room. And, this will also get your space ready for entertaining friends or family.
So, go ahead and get rid of your old and worn out coffee table. I’ll offer you some amazing coffee table ideas that’ll make your living room a wonderful place for conversations.
Go with a statement piece
Adding a statement coffee table to your living room is an excellent choice – especially if you have the space for it. Statement coffee tables are usually larger in size and more striking and visually appealing as compared to simple tables. Adding a statement coffee table to any space will transform it into a luxe retreat. And, it will also make a great focal point which will definitely stir conversations.
Mirrored coffee tables also work great as statement pieces. While mirrored tables may not be that commonly used, there’s certainly no denying that they look absolutely gorgeous. Whether designed in a simple or intricate manner, mirrored coffee tables are sure to catch everyone’s attention.
Keep things clean and simple
While statement coffee tables make a great visual impact, you don’t really need to go with something big or grand. In fact, by keeping things clean and simple, you’ll still make a great impression on your guests. If your living room isn’t the largest, I’ll advise you get a small coffee table in a minimalistic design.
As an added tip, if you are going for a minimalistic look, pair your coffee table with straight lines and other minimalistic elements. This is a safe bet, and it will allow you to create a neat and sophisticated space.
One of my favourite ideas for minimalistic coffee tables is going to a luxurious marble table. Natural marble offers a clean and refined appearance, and its weight also helps ground a room visually. If you’re going for this look, choose a marble table that complements your living room’s colour scheme.
Experiment with form
If you aren’t afraid of experimenting with form, then you should consider artsy coffee tables. One of my favourite looks is to create a triptych of multiple coffee tables. This creates a novel look that is both fashion-forward as well as artful.
When experimenting, remember to consider functionality, in addition, to form as well. Ideally, you want something that looks quirky and innovative but also serves all the purposes of a coffee table.
Create a lounge
When it comes to decorating a large living room, most designers will tell you to go with large coffee tables. While this is a safe choice, you can also consider creating a small lounge area as part of your living room. Just by throwing in a small coffee table, individual chairs, rugs and ottomans, you’ll create a cosy lounge area.
To make your lounge look cosy, you can also go with a low-rise coffee table. Low-rise coffee tables will give off modern mid-century vibes, and they will make your space more visually appealing. Trust me – if this coffee table idea doesn’t get a conversation started, nothing will!
Choose books and accessories with care
If you’re really looking to make a great impression on others, then you’ll have to pay attention to books and accessories along with your coffee table. Get a collection of some great coffee table books and related accessories to get the conversations flowing. This also gives you a chance to add a personal touch to your space, so make sure to choose books and accessories wisely.
I must add that you should also consider adding some natural greens along with books and coffee table accessories. Plants and natural elements will liven up your space and make it feel more refreshing to your guests.
Pair glass coffee tables with lots of colour
Finally, if you’re a lively and cheerful person, you should consider pairing a glass coffee table with lots of colours. This will allow you to create an interesting effect – the coffee table will hold things together while the colours will speak for your space. This look is actually quite popular, and you won’t go wrong in choosing this look.
So, there you have it – these are some amazing coffee table ideas that’ll definitely get the conversations going. Whether you’re a one-off entertainer or you frequently invite people over, these decorating ideas will help you connect better with your guests.
Which of these coffee table ideas is your favourite? Do you know of any amazing coffee table ideas yourself? Please do leave me your thoughts in the comments section below and I’ll be looking forward to reading them!