How to Decorate a Coffee Table
So what are the rules for accessorizing coffee tables? I say that the rule is whatever makes you happy, but if you are seeking that “decorator look”, there are a few tips to consider.
Do a grouping of high, medium, and low height items. Like in all areas of your décor, vary the texture of those items. Greenery or fresh flowers are always great! It may not be realistic to keep fresh flowers on a daily basis, but it is a good idea for special occasions.
Photo Source: The Nester
This is a beautiful example of one statement piece on a round table.
Contemporary Living Room by Atlanta Architects & Designers Blount Architectual and Interior Design
Here we have another beautiful vignette of items with varying heights on a round coffee table.
Contemporary Living Room by Chicago Interior Designers & Decorators Michael Abrams Limited
Most importantly, choose items you love that have meaning to you and your family. Keep in mind that a coffee table is usually a center of a conversation area, so you don’t want items too tall that they block your view.