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Simple Coffee Table Styling

I have done a few posts on coffee table styling in the past, but over the years I have really simplified what goes on our table. It pretty much always looks like different variations of the same thing with a couple building blocks that make it look styled, but easy to move around.

Books are the base for just about everything decorative in our living room because it helps surfaces from feeling flat. On the coffee table I gravitate towards larger, weightier books to anchor smaller accents like candles, matches and accessories. I also always have a tray on top of a stack of books to put fresh flowers and misc. items like our remotes. This marble is a go to tray for the coffee table because of the size, but I have also been using this one a lot which I love.

Whenever I am getting a bit bored with the coffee table it is easy to swap out books and accessories. I will move books around so some spines face outwards and the others are stacked in a more standard fashion. There is no real formula, but pulling accessories from other rooms in your house is a great free way to mix it up!

Some of my favorite accessories for a table are books, matches, candles, candle snuffers, wick trimmer, small dishes to go under a candle, coasters, and always fresh flowers!

SHOP COFFEE TABLE STAPLES

Photos by Torrey Fox

  1. Emily

    February 18th, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    This room is so friggin’ pretty!!!

  2. Chrissy McDonald

    February 19th, 2019 at 1:14 am

    Thank you Emily!!

  3. Katy

    February 22nd, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    This is so lovely! Would you mind saying what kind of tree that is next to the sofa? Live or faux? It’s stunning!!

  4. Chrissy McDonald

    February 24th, 2019 at 3:39 am

    Thank you Katy! It is a ficus Audrey and its real – very easy to maintain!

  5. Gabrielle

    February 22nd, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Where is the table behind the couch from? Looking for the exact same thing!

  6. Chrissy McDonald

    February 24th, 2019 at 3:40 am

    Hi Gabrielle!

    Here is the link to the console
    https://rstyle.me/n/daiap6b73x7

  7. Gabrielle

    February 22nd, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Where is the table behind the couch from? We are looking for the exact same thing!

  8. Chrissy McDonald

    March 26th, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Hi Gabrielle,

    Here is the link to the console table!
    https://rstyle.me/n/dg5ywsb73x7

  9. Daisy

    February 22nd, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    I love this room! Where is the rug from?

  10. Chrissy McDonald

    February 24th, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Hi Daisy,

    Thank you! Here is the link for the rug.
    https://rstyle.me/n/daiqvqb73x7

  11. Kaleigh

    February 23rd, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Love this room. Can you provide details on the planter and plant/tree?

  12. Chrissy McDonald

    February 24th, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Hi Kaleigh,

    Thank you!! The plant is a ficus Audrey and the planter is from Sloat garden center.

  13. Kaleigh

    February 23rd, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Such a gorgeous room! Can you provide details on the planter and plant next to the couch? Thank you!

  14. Kiersta

    February 24th, 2019 at 1:24 am

    Where is your coffee table from?

  15. Chrissy McDonald

    February 24th, 2019 at 3:43 am

    Hi Kiersta,

    Here is the link to the coffee table!
    https://rstyle.me/n/da39inb73x7

  16. Julie

    February 25th, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    I’ve been searching for this exact couch! Please share deets!

  17. Chrissy McDonald

    February 26th, 2019 at 2:43 am

    Hi Julie,

    Here is the link to the sectional. If you are every looking for something in particular just about everything you see in my apartment can be found on my shop page under “My Apartment”

    https://rstyle.me/n/dbyr8rb73x7

  18. Julia

    February 26th, 2019 at 12:47 am

    Pretty room. Where is your sectional from?

  19. Chrissy McDonald

    February 26th, 2019 at 2:42 am

    Thanks Julia! Here is the link to the sectional. If you are every looking for something in particular just about everything you see in my apartment can be found on my shop page under “My Apartment” Xo

    https://rstyle.me/n/dbyr8rb73x7

  20. Emily

    March 20th, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Pretty room! I have similar colors and like how you decorated the console table.

    Can you please share size and color of the picture frames, including photo size? I can’t tell if the back one is black or maybe a dark wood?

    thanks!

  21. Chrissy McDonald

    March 26th, 2019 at 12:40 am

    Hi Emily!

    The frames are black and a light color wood. The black is a custom cut mat to 8 x 10 and the other is an 11 x 14!

  22. Shana

    April 7th, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Where is the coffee table from?

  23. Chrissy McDonald

    April 8th, 2019 at 4:33 am

    Hi Shana,

    Here is the link!
    https://rstyle.me/n/da39inb73x7

  24. Holly Jayne Noble

    April 17th, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Hi there!! Love this whole set up! Who makes the couch??

  25. Chrissy McDonald

    April 18th, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Thanks Holly! It is from West Elm and is linked on my shop page under My Apartment.

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