7 Easy Ways to Style a Coffee Table

So it doesn't look like an extension of your junk drawer

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.

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.

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Or To Group Together Pretty Votives

And succulents!

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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.

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Roberta Fiorito

Senior Editor, Branded Content + Cohost, Royally Obsessed Podcast

In her 8 years at Gallery Media Group, Roberta has written about fashion, beauty, news, trends and the royal family. She is currently Senior Editor of Branded Content at...
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