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5 Ways To Jazz Up Your Coffee Table

May 9, 2023 at 4:24 PM PST
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5 Ways To Jazz Up Your Coffee Table

May 9, 2023 at 4:24 PM PST

Have you been trying to figure out how to jazz up your living room coffee table? Sure, you can use books as decor for a quick makeover, but what about something more out of the box? Besides, your living room is an area where most people will gather, so it’s important to make it stand out.

The first inclination to spice up your coffee table is to use books. Books make for a great decor option because you can organize them by size and color. But using books to decorate is a more obvious option, so here are a few alternative decor ideas for your living room table.

Turn Your Coffee Table Into a Plant Oasis

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Why, yes, you can use your plant babies as decor staples for your coffee table. No matter what your design aesthetic might be, plants can instantly give your coffee table a pop of color and personality. Succulents are perfect for being used as decorations and a lot of them are the ideal size to fit small spaces as well. With smaller, planted pots, you can make a beautiful, eye-catching arrangement with little effort.

Buy a Coffee Table With an Unusual Shape

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You can ditch the typical coffee table shapes altogether and opt for something more unique. With an abstract coffee table, you can let the table speak for itself. You can then add subtle items to the table like small storage bins and boxes to complete your look.

Decorate With Glass

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Using glass as a decor staple will make your room look larger and brighter. With a glass coffee table, you can draw eyes to the center of your living space. You can also use vases and bowls to add some contrast, too.

Double up on Surfaces and Ditch The Table Altogether

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Who says you even need a coffee table in the first place? Pouf ottomans, foot stands and other surfaces can be a great stand-in for a traditional coffee table. These are a great option for someone who prefers more color and texture in their living room.

Use Your Favorite Board Games as Decor Pieces

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If you are a lover of board games, you can transform your coffee table into a gamer’s dream. Nowadays, you can buy more posh versions of your favorite childhood games and use them as decor. You can search online and find a board game that has gold, marble, or even porcelain pieces that will add a stunning dynamic to your living area.

We hope these tips will help you decide on how you want to jazz up your coffee table. Don’t be scared to experiment and try something new.


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