How to decorate a classic coffee table

How to decorate the coffee table in the living room

Coffee tables are a staple in the living room.. They are located in the center of the leisure area and provide a much-needed support to be able to put down the book we are reading or the cup of coffee, among many other examples. However, when we do not use it for a specific purpose, it is necessary to take care of its decoration. Don't know how to decorate a classic coffee table? At Decoora we share with you today some ideas.

The ideal is to place on the coffee table few objects but selected and in groups of three. We have already told you on other occasions about the popular rule of three, you remember it, right? The idea is that these objects, in addition to being personal, are convenient to put aside when you are going to use the table for another purpose. And what are those objects that can help you decorate the coffee table?

plants or flowers

Introducing a natural element is almost an obligation. You also have numerous options: you can take advantage of your walks to pick up a dry branch or a bouquet of wild flowers or buy some dried or preserved flowers. Everything will depend on how often you are willing to renew it. Whatever your decision, choose a beautiful vase and you will have a perfect set to decorate a classic coffee table.

Vases and flowers

Is it the only way to introduce a natural and living element in the decoration of the coffee table? Not at all! You may choose a plant you like and put it in a pretty pot. A pot that collects water so that it does not damage the table when watering the plant.

Choose the option you choose never place this element in the center of the table. Those types of provisions are outdated. Place it to one side, in the one that bothers you the least or that steals the least visual field from you. Also keep this in mind when choosing your height and size.

Ceramic pieces

If you usually pick fresh flowers in your garden or on walks in the countryside, a ceramic vase becomes a perfect complement. Choose a simple vase in a soft color if you want the flowers to be the protagonists or bet on one in intense colors if you want it to attract attention and add a modern and vital touch to the space.

You can also add other ceramic pieces to the table decoration: a box, a cup, a bowl, a small sculpture... These not only provide a very interesting handmade touch but can also be used to show brushstrokes of your personality. 

boxes or bowls

We talked about them in the previous point, because They are not only a decorative element but also a practical one.. You will be able to store small objects in them, that is, do not turn them into a space in which to empty your pockets or it will be less attractive to have them on the table.

A narrow and long box, for example, can be useful to keep a few small post-its and a pen in case you might need them to write something down. Or some clinex, which is always needed at hand.

Ideas to decorate your coffee table

Books or magazines

We are used to leaving books and magazines on the coffee table but these may not be the most suitable as a decorative element. Choose the pieces well. An art book, some old copies of Vogue, or some careful edition of a classic can be a good choice.

Ideally, they should have neutral or soft tones to easily combine with the rest of the decoration. Place two or three that are not exactly the same size.Here are some other elements that we propose to you about.

Trio of objects to decorate a coffee table


Candles are an excellent choice for decorate and give intimate atmosphere anywhere in our home. You can place a single candle or a series of three as in the upper photograph that complement the rest of the elements and that are never higher than the main element that will always be the natural element.

You can bet on thick white or cream cylindrical candles and place them on a tray. But also use ceramic bowls or candle holders to contain them and thus incorporate another element of interest to the table. Today there are thousands of alternatives on the market, choose the one you like best!

And if, in addition to decorating and providing an intimate light to the room, you want print a personal and unique aroma to your home, buy them scented! They can be a very good option and help you relax when you need it.

Now that you know some of the most interesting elements to decorate a classic coffee table, use them to create a unique and personal composition. Choose only three elements to make it easier for you to distribute them in an attractive way and play with different heights in them to achieve a visually more dynamic set.

Which ones will you choose to decorate your coffee table?

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