Coffee Table Style Decorations for Every Budget | 2022

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No living room is complete without a coffee table or, at the very least, an ottoman that makes one. Coffee tables sit at the center of our living rooms, and in an ideal world, we’d style them anew with books, candles, and decorative items for an elevated look and feel. However, this is most often not the case.

A realistic coffee table holds our remotes, coasters and maybe even an old cup from the night before – these are the practical items that take center stage. That’s why, when styling a coffee table, it’s important to consider details such as your table’s dimensions, its shape, and which items blend best with your home decor. A coffee table is not meant to look cluttered, but rather should contribute to your overall decor.

To better understand the table styling process, we asked interior designer Shea McGee, who stars in Netflix’s “Dream Home Makeover” and is the creative genius behind Target’s Studio McGee line, for some pointers. “I like to think in groups,” McGee told POPSUGAR. “On a round table, I’ll think in groups of three, and on a rectangular table, I’ll maybe do four to five groups so that we can have levels and mix shapes and textures.” But the one thing McGee always starts with? A tray. “I think this is the easiest way to establish a really good foundation for your coffee table.”

The McGee & Co. designer says she uses all kinds of objects to compose her table groups: beads, bowls, candles, trays, books, flowers, and more. So to achieve that perfectly styled coffee table look, we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up the best display pieces for the job. Keep reading to see all the objects for yourself (and remember to think in groups of three or four).

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