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    How to Decorate a Timber Coffee Table with Style!

    ARTICLE BY Todd Smith - Owner

    May 24, 2021

    Have you recently moved house, or decided to redecorate your home? If so, then you’ll be choosing new items for your house, and looking at stylish ways to decorate it. One of the main things you should consider is how you’re going to accessorise your tabletops – especially your coffee table. This requires a lot of thought, as the design needs to suit the style of your home, while still being practical and aesthetically pleasing. So, if you’re wondering how to decorate a coffee table, look no further, this article has all the tips and tricks you need to create a classy and attractive centrepiece for your living room.

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    Consider the Shape of the Coffee Table

    One of the first things you need to think about when decorating your coffee table is what collection of items will suit the shape of the table. For instance, with round tables you must avoid square trays – as they look out of place – and usually you should just choose one stack of items to place in the centre of the table. For square tables, place three different groups of objects in a triangle shape across the table so that it will be broken up into sections. One group could be a book stack, then another a uniquely shaped piece like a decorative bowl, and the third a collection of flowers, candles and coasters. Rectangular tables are often decorated with three groups of items across the centre of the table, but this can look too uniform, so try a larger collection off centre, and then have smaller groups on either side.

    Make Sure It Suits Your Theme and Personality

    An important consideration when you’re decorating your timber coffee table, is whether the decorations you’re choosing will match the theme of your existing decor. You don’t want to make the house too obviously themed, but it’s still necessary to check that the items you choose for the table will compliment the colours and style of your home. Another part of this is making sure your decorations suit your personality, so this means including unique keepsakes, heirlooms, and sentimental pieces. This way the decorations will have more individuality, and your coffee table won’t look like a display from IKEA.

    Use Plants and Practicality

    Getting a plant is a great way to start decorating your coffee table, it gives a natural, relaxed feeling, and includes an interesting shape that will compliment more square objects like books. You can choose a low-maintenance plant like a succulent, and then it’s an easy way to add some life into your home. 

    Your coffee table is also a piece of furniture that you use regularly, and so it’s important to incorporate practicality into the design. Perhaps use an attractive looking tray to keep useful items such as keys, remotes and loose change – this will keep things organised and aesthetically pleasing.

    Include Balance and Book Stacks

    When choosing the decorations for your coffee table, make sure that there is a balance of various sizes and shapes. If all the objects are small knick knacks it will look messy and cluttered, and if they are all large the effect will be overwhelming. Mix up the items, and arrange them in a symmetrical pattern – such as a large vase with flowers in the centre and stacked books and cute ornaments on either side. Books are ideal for a coffee table, as they look neat and tidy, while adding personality and various colours to the scene. They are also perfect for creating different heights on the coffee table, you can use a stack to elevate an ornament so that it’s more of a centrepiece.

    Ensure You Choose a High-Quality Timber Coffee Table

    One of the best ways to ensure your coffee table looks amazing in your living area is to buy a well-crafted timber coffee table. Timber tables have a timeless, classic look that suits a variety of decor styles and will look great with any theme you choose. If you’re looking for some advice on buying a quality coffee table, then the expert timber furniture manufacturers at Jarrimber are the best choice. We offer a range of timber coffee tables, in a variety of different types of wood, so that you’re sure to find the right one for your home. Get in touch with our friendly team today to find out more.

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    Todd Smith

    Todd Smith - Owner

    I've always had a passion for Australian timbers and turning it into beautiful timber furniture. Aussies have some of the most sought-after timbers in the world and being able to work with it and bring some of this beauty to our customers is a blessing.

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