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Not Your Average Coffee Table

If you’re like most people, your coffee table is front and center and on display in your living room. So it’s no wonder coffee table styling is key to a well put-together room.

To make sure your table isn’t just a place to set your drinks, find out how the Dallas Design District can help you style the perfect coffee table for your home.

The Table

It’s important to start with the right table. You might be looking for something a little understated to make the items you display stand out, or you could even use a matching ottoman as a table. But if you’re looking for a table that will shine in your living room, a statement piece like the Ponte Vecchio Pietra Dura Top from Art of India works well.

All Around

Coffee tables are often located in the center of the room. From a design perspective, this means that whatever is displayed on them is seen from all angles.

With this in mind, pick pieces that look good with a 360-degree view. Vases, bowls and flowers typically look good from any direction, and something like this Cobweb Fluted Bowl from LMB Art Glass would be stunning on any table.

Varied Heights

Use items of varying of heights to create an eye-catching coffee table vignette. Low, medium and tall items offer enough depth to keep the decor from looking one-note. However, don’t choose accessories that are too tall — you want to be able to see the TV or other people in the room without having to move things around.

Placing a few flowers in something like this small French Country-style crock from Uncommon Market next to a couple of stacked books provides the variety you need without blocking anyone’s view.

Uniquely You

Flowers, vases and books aren’t for everybody. If this is you, use your coffee table to show off what makes you unique. Display a favorite collection or find one piece that stands on its own. These brass hands from Scout Design Studio will definitely make a statement.

Put a Tray On It

There’s a reason you often see trays on coffee tables. It just works! A stylish tray not only looks good on its own, but it also helps make the items on your table work as a cohesive unit.

Check out these nesting trays from Bungalow 5. You can use them all on your coffee table or split them up between the coffee table and a few side tables to pull the whole room together.


As you can see, styling the perfect coffee table for you can be easy. Take a trip down to the shops at the Dallas Design District to find everything you need.

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