Fun Ways to Use Your Coffee Table
Styling and adding purpose to your living room is both exciting and challenging. While it's exciting to splurge on charming living room furniture, creating a space that lacks purpose can result in either a chaotic or boring environment.
The coffee table is one of the best furniture pieces that ignites your creativity.
Your coffee table can become a stylish focal point for your living room once you find the design that best suits your theme. However, it can also be a messy catchall for your receipts and unwanted knick-knacks, especially if you don’t know how you want your coffee table to work in your living room.
Prevent this chaotic mess by giving your coffee table a fun and stylish purpose. From stacking books to displaying your favourite mementos, here are some fun ways to use your coffee table.
Turn Your Coffee Into a Recreational Spot
Give your guests some fun things to do while lounging in your living room. You can stack an assortment of magazines, interesting books, and board games on your coffee table to keep entertainment within arm’s reach. Serve some bowls of snacks with your favourite drinks ready for self-serving once the game is on.
A Casual Indoor Meal
Speaking of fun, we love sharing hearty meals with everyone at the coffee table. If you have one that is spacious enough for hosting meals, give it your best shot and host a casual meal with your loved ones. Store some coasters and placemats inside your storage coffee table to make your space hosting ready. Add some greens and cheery summer baskets for a more relaxed feel.
Whether it is a simple snack party over the weekend or a movie night with the kids, hearty meals and inviting decorations can significantly brighten the mood of your space.
Get a Bit Artsy
Develop new hobbies or bond with the kids and kids at heart by turning your coffee table into a weekend creative corner.
Take a break from the hustles and bustles of life and discover your newfound love for painting, drawing, or crafting. A coffee table is spacious and cosy enough to accommodate such activities. Simply lay out a cloth, newspaper, or kraft paper on your table to protect it from paint and scratches. Set up a bin near the coffee table to contain the mess afterwards.
Appeal to All Senses
Designing a coffee table gets even more exciting when you infuse other elements other than its visual appeal. Aside from choosing the best design and colour palette, adding some textured throws, soft music, and scented candles can also add to the unique appeal of your living room focal point. Add some snacks or candies to satisfy your taste buds. The uniqueness of your coffee table setup will surely be a good conversation starter.
Greens and Fresh Flowers Never Go Out of Style
Speaking of conversation starters, plant lovers will surely adore a coffee table styled with plants and flower vases. Whether you want an outdoor meets indoor approach or are just simply sprucing up your minimalist living room, florals can add instant colour and dimension to your coffee table.
A Centred Living Room Layout
Create a cosy and welcoming living room by building a layout that centres around your coffee table. Instead of opting for a traditional rectangular coffee table, try a round table for a modest and casual look. This works beautifully if you have an L-shaped sofa, as it provides an accessible surface for all parts of your seat.
Keep it Simple
Simplicity can also be fun! Sometimes, what you need is a laid-back coffee table arrangement to break up your busy living room theme. Turn your coffee table into a versatile space for lounging, playing, and gathering by keeping it spacious and clutter-free coffee table. Keep books and knick-knacks in the drawer of your coffee table, or add some storage baskets underneath the tabletop to give it some personality.
Play with Your Levels
Build a fun and interesting living room setup by playing with the height of your furniture pieces. Are you furnishing a low-ceiling living room? If yes, try a low-profile coffee table. If your ceiling is relatively taller, opt for a nesting coffee table to add some interesting layers to your living room design. You can also introduce a tall vase for additional visual impact in your interior design.
Some Woven Textures
Got a simple coffee table? Incorporate some wooden or woven seats around your centrepiece. These can add some interesting textures to your living room design without overwhelming the space. Add some woven baskets and small vases to complete the coastal interior theme.
Light and Airy
Make a coffee table choice that is easy to balance and redecorate by opting for a timeless glass piece. A glass coffee table is light and airy, perfect for smaller living rooms. To establish a clear theme, you can go minimalist, modern, or lean on a sophisticated motif with metallic trays and ornaments.
Cluster Some Stools
Switch your coffee table for velvety stools and ottomans to create an elegant living room focal point. These don’t only change the look of a conventional living room but can also introduce some versatility as they can work as additional seats when needed.
Two Small Coffee Tables
They say that "two is better than one." This can also be true for your living room's interior design. Instead of buying a big and bulky coffee table that is hard to style and transport, try buying two smaller coffee tables to add some flexibility to your space. This minimal change in your coffee table choice can have a huge visual impact on your space.
When it comes to designing your living room, the coffee table is one of the most important aspects to consider. Your coffee table, whether traditional, modern, minimalist, eclectic, or a mix of multiple design inspirations, is an excellent way to add personality and purpose to your space.
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