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Coffee Table Decor Accessories to Level up your Living Room

After changing my coffee table decor three times in the past year, I know a thing or two about styling coffee tables in a living room whether small or large. This post is about coffee table decor and I’ve added some tips on choosing the right coffee table dimensions.

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These accessories are my go-to’s for switching up my décor every season and can enhance the aesthetics in your home. If you are also interested in ways to make your home look expensive, check out my most popular post.

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6 Awesome Coffee Table Decor Accessories

1| Coffee Table Trays

This coffee table tray is perfect for capturing little clutter culprits – remotes, coasters, maybe some fancy chocolates – keeping your living room organized and visually appealing.

Plus, they come in other styles too from sleek metal to rustic wood, that can add a touch of personality to your décor.

2| Coffee Table Books

Tring to figure out what to decorate your coffee table with? coffee table books are a classic. They add a pop of color, texture, and are conversation starters.

Choose books that reflect your interests – photography, art, travel – or a mix for a curated look.

Remember, the key is to stack them strategically for visual height and interest.

3 | Coffee Table Abstract Art

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For less than $25 you can introduce some abstract art to your coffee table decor collection!

This unique sculpture is visually appealing and can add a touch of luxury and modern aesthetic to your living room.

4| Stylish coffee table candles

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I love adding stylish candles to coffee table decor. They are perfect for adding a bit of Ambience.

They add warmth, fragrance, and a touch of elegance to your space – the options are endless! Just remember candle safety – and never leave a burning candle unattended.

5 | Sturdy table Flowers

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I just love how despite being artificial, they add a touch of life and freshness to your living room.

These artificial blooms will always brighten up a space, and adding them to your coffee table decor will be a great choice. I love them because they are at a height that won’t block conversation or topple over easily.

6|Nest Fragrances Reed Coffee table Diffusers

These coffee table diffusers combine style with functionality and are one piece of coffee table decor you should not miss.

They add a lovely scent to your space, promoting relaxation and ambiance. They can last for 90days and go for $58, which is such a great bargain considering how long the fragrance can last.


Ottoman vs coffee table

A coffee table offers a hard surface for drinks, snacks, and displaying items, but can be bulky and uncomfortable for feet.

Ottomans provide comfort and can double as extra seating or a makeshift coffee table with a tray, but lack a hard surface and might have limited space.

Ultimately, picking between a coffee table and ottoman depends on how you use your living room.

If you frequently eat or drink while relaxing on the sofa, a coffee table with a hard surface would be more practical.

If you prioritize comfort and putting your feet up while relaxing? An ottoman would be the clear winner. The added advantage is that you get a place for storage too with an Ottoman.

How to choose the right Coffee table size

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Choosing the right coffee table dimensions can make a world of difference in your living room. It impacts not only aesthetics but also functionality and traffic flow. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you find the perfect fit:

  • The Two-Thirds Rule: A good rule of thumb is to choose coffee table dimensions that’s two-thirds the length of your sofa. This creates a visually balanced look and ensures the table isn’t overwhelming.

  • Sofa Cushion Height: Aim for a coffee table that sits 1-2 inches lower than the top of your sofa cushions. This allows for comfortable access to the surface without feeling cramped.

  • Standard Height: Generally, coffee tables range between 40-45 cm (15.7-17.7 inches) in height. However, prioritize comfort in relation to your sofa.

  • Clearance for Knees and Legs: Leave 18-24 inches (46-61 cm) of space between the coffee table and the sofa for comfortable legroom.
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