Coffee Table Essentials
Nothing is more inviting than gathering around a well-balanced coffee table. But, there's a bit of an art involved when accentuating this space: balancing things like a publication intended for perusing, trinkets with sentimental backstories, or dishes filled with this and that. Use objects of varying levels height (stacked books, a vase, a cascading houseplant) to create visual interest while making sure it’s not so high as to block your views. Minimalists can keep it simple with a small stack of books topped with a personal treasure. More of a maximalist? Go all out in artfully arranging your vignettes.
Scroll down to explore our favorite essential pieces and more tips for styling a curated coffee table worthy of a Pinterest board.
For Display Only
Coffee table books have a somewhat "look, don't touch" reputation about them—but what fun is that? Shop these artful publications you and others will actually thumb through.
This isn't Grandma's candy dish. These bowls and containers are perfect for tossing car keys or storing easy to access treasures.
Trays for Days
Made for more than just serving, trays and platters keep your coffee table space organized and easy to clear when entertaining guests.
Nobody likes a stain. Keep any of these sets of coasters handy as a much more stylish alternative to combat condensation.
Sprinkle in your favorite candle, a healing crystal, vintage knick-knacks—whatever sparks joy or holds a special place in your memory— to display on your coffee table and let the conversations flow.