Those agate coasters your aunt sent you are actually so cute--except they’re barely visible under all the crap cluttering the coffee table. Here, seven tips for getting your living room workhorse back in working order.
7 Easy Ways to Style a Coffee Table
So it doesn't look like an extension of your junk drawer
It Might Seem Obvious...but Stack Those Books
Multiple piles look neat and tidy when organized by size and aligned in rows.
Then Place Interesting Knickknacks On Top Like Paperweights
Just don’t go overboard; one or two at most.
Use Trays And Bowls
To organize doodads.
Or To Group Together Pretty Votives
Or Those Constantly Disappearing Remotes
Which one’s for the Roku again?
Use A Bottom Shelf Basket
To keep throws and blankets out of view.
And If You Must Clutter, Do So With Purpose And Perspective
Think: coordinating colors, varying heights and textures.