Coffee tables are the focal point of our living rooms. Hence, it is important to style them in such a way that they add balance and harmony to your spaces. Depending upon the shape of your coffee table, the styling should compliment that not work against it.
What I mean is, working with a rectangular or square shape is relatively easy, because coffee table books and trays add a good base to work from. Therefore you would use a grid distribution. However in the case of the circular coffee tables. I would be sticking to groupings of three or more and cluster the objects together, making sure you have different heights.
When it comes to styling your coffee table. It is time to flaunt off your books, flower vases, and decorative vintage antiques…if possible. Think about height, texture and colour. Treat the coffee table as a new surface.
An easy way to always get a good result is to start with a tray or a beautiful coffee table book. Then start to layer on top, maybe a photo frame or a plant. Then behind that, a medium-sized vase with flowers in.
Tip: Keep it simple at first and take your time. Slowly add things and take things away until you are satisfied with the result.
If all else fails and you are still at a loss, find a coffee table image that is styled beautifully and match it! It will look different as you have different objects, but if you can roughly get the heights the same, then you won’t be far off.