Coffee table decoration guide

Dekorationsguide für Couchtische

Decoration Guide: Decorate coffee tables in a versatile and stylish way

Decoration brings life into a home. Through decoration - on coffee tables, in the kitchen or even in the garden - we express our personality. It gives us the opportunity to present our taste in our own home. In addition, there are so many possibilities and the selection of tasteful decoration is huge. The coffee table is a popular place to arrange them. In this article, you will learn everything about the various ways of decorating coffee tables, tips and tricks, and the latest trends from the decoration universe.

Tips and tricks - you should pay attention to this when decorating your coffee table


Before we start with explicit examples and decorating ideas, we give some advice on what to look out for when decorating a coffee table:

  1. "Unattractive things", such as the remote control, the TV magazine or other not so decorative objects can be stowed away in beautiful boxes. This always creates a tidy look.
  2. Arrangements of objects, such as an odd number of candles, appear visually more harmonious on coffee tables. So choose an odd number, like three, five, or seven.
  3. If there are several decorative items, you should use a tray or other surface as a coaster to form a unit and avoid a chaotic picture. But sometimes less is more. Be careful not to place too much decoration on your coffee table, it is still a commodity and offers you space for everyday things like coffee cups or glasses.
  4. It is best to concentrate on no more than two tones when decorating. The decoration looks coordinated and still sets accents

Simple and quick ways to decorate your coffee table


If you want to redecorate the coffee table quickly and easily, you have various options. On the one hand, plants or fresh flowers are always a great way to get a breath of fresh air in the decoration. Metal coasters are also elegant. In combination with a glass carafe and beautiful glasses, the arrangement looks very harmonious. Small bowls with snacks can also be inviting and still very decorative.

All-rounder for your coffee table - this decoration always works!


The decorative all-rounders for every coffee table are candles, coffee table books, vases and bowls. They staged the table in just a few simple steps. Stacked coffee table books or a unique vase with your favorite flowers conjure up an elegant flair. Candles create a cozy atmosphere, especially on decorative surfaces such as trays. An evergreen for decoration on the coffee table are natural materials and substances, such as wood, metal and glass. In connection with living accessories, such as beautiful decorative cushions or a pouf next to or below the coffee table, the decoration can be supplemented in color. Playing with treble is a good idea too.

How to properly decorate your coffee table


Just as you can place items underneath the coffee table, you can also experiment with different heights above. Candles or vases of different heights are ideal and create different dimensions due to the differences in height. It is best to opt for one large coffee table or several smaller ones. With a large table, symmetrical decorations such as a tray or coffee table books are a good choice. Especially if you work with several side tables of different sizes, you have even more space for decoration. You can position them as you like and at the same time have even more storage space. The basic tones of your living room furniture should be picked up in the coffee table decoration. This way you can be sure that the decoration fits in harmoniously. But you can also use the decoration of your coffee table to integrate splashes of color into your interior.

DIY decoration for every season


To add variety to the table decoration, you can opt for a seasonal decoration. You can easily make many of them yourself at home. Of course, fresh flowers and twigs are always recommended for spring and summer, maybe even in a colorful vase or, for those who prefer it simpler, on a metal table with a transparent vase. Fruit bowls with seasonal fruit in them are also a wonderful summer decoration. The main thing is that you use summery colors that harmonize with the rest of your interior. Pastel tones like pink or green are particularly great. Scented candles are also allowed, but please not with too heavy a scent, but with light, fresh and powdery scents, suitable for the bright season.
The autumn decoration on your table could consist of a specially carved pumpkin, for example. If that is a bit too much work for you, you can use dried flowers such as pampas grass, for example. Due to the simple beige, they harmonize with many other colors and do not even have to be watered. Even in winter, dried flowers are still a hit. Dare to combine with table decorations for Christmas. For example, combine fir branches, pine cones and branches as well as artificial berries in Christmas colors. Small gift boxes that are integrated into the table decorations also get you in the mood for Christmas.

Coffee table trend decoration 2022: colours, materials and shapes


Especially side tables or coffee tables made of metal with rough surfaces are very popular this year. They complement the furnishings in a minimalist way, but can mutate into an absolute eye-catcher in the room with table decorations. Vases and sculptures made from organic shapes, for example, immediately draw the eye to the coffee table. In terms of color, muted colors such as beige or cream are very popular this year. These can be perfectly combined with decoration in concrete tones. For example, mix materials by choosing a contrast between glossy and matt. Make sure not to integrate more than a maximum of two color families in order to keep the decoration looking coherent. The combination of natural materials such as wood, pampas grass, feathers and linen with metallic accessories also works perfectly. You can also use contrasts in color. Here we recommend, for example, the noble combination of black and white or the somewhat softer combination of gray and pastel shades such as pink.

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