How to Decorate a Modern Coffee Table

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Having a modern coffee table in your living room can often be the finishing touch you need to finish off that redesigned room and if you get it right it will not only be functional but also a great talking point.

In the past modern coffee tables didn’t exist, the focus was on being functional. It’s good to see things have changed as now glass coffee tables are available, wooden coffee tables, marble coffee tables, basically modern coffee tables can and are now made of a variety of materials. This means that you no longer end up with a beautifully decorated room that is spoilt by an old pine coffee table with no character and is a talking point for all the wrong reasons.

Monochromatic modern coffee table decor ideas

Monochromatic modern coffee table style

It is however important to recognize even though there are a wide range of modern coffee tables on offer that not everyone is going to be suitable for your room so some searching will need to be done.

Decorating modern low coffee table with vases

Modern coffee table decor ideas

In the past this would have meant searching shop after shop asking if they have any modern coffee tables and then being lead round the store to find something which would only look modern if you were living in the 18th century, however then the internet came along making life a lot easier and with them you know you can get it delivered as opposed to trying to shove it in the back of the car!!

How to Decorate a Modern Coffee Table

Coffee tables are often the centerpiece of the living room. We arrange seating around the coffee table. We use it to hold essentials such as books and drink coasters. It becomes an impromptu appetizer buffet when it’s time to entertain. So why is it easy to get stuck when it comes to decorating the modern coffee table? Perhaps it’s because sleek, carefully curated spaces demand the thoughtful placement of decor. Our advice: have fun with it. Not to mention, sometimes less is more. Keep reading for helpful tips and eye-catching examples of modern coffee table style!

Modern granite coffee table decor ideas

Decorate modern Coffee table with a sleek vase

Coffee table featuring sculptural decor

When in doubt, leave it out. This simple phrase can be a guiding principle as you style your modern coffee table. And even if your coffee table is made of stone, remember that nothing is set in stone when it comes to coffee table decor! You can always add and take away items as needed. Start simple with one large statement, such as a dish filled with seashells.

Plate of decor on a modern coffee table

Sometimes our first instinct is to cover large surfaces with an array of items. Yet lots of “stuff” can make even the largest of spaces seem cluttered. Try leaving a portion of your coffee table exposed for a clean look:

For those who prefer a bountiful yet tidy look, try placing one bloom-filled vase on your coffee table. The look is abundant yet contemporary, especially if you choose interesting flowers for your arrangement!

Mellow Tones

If a grouping of items interests you and you’re determined to keep the look low-key, try taking a mellow approach. Choose items in understated tones, such as soft blue. You can also opt for a monochromatic feel by sticking to objects in the same color family.

Minimalist coffee table decor

Coffee table decor in mellow tones

A tone-on-tone strategy is unexpected. By matching the decor to the color of the coffee table, items stand out simply because the concept is interesting. Plus, the look is anything but cluttered, as both decor and table make a unified statement.

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