how to style a coffee table

A step-by-step guide that will take your living room from ‘good’ to ‘great’.

| By Sukriti Wahi | Interiors

6 Simple Tips for Styling the Chic Coffee Table of Your Dreams

A step-by-step guide that will take your living room from ‘good’ to ‘great’.

Although it’s arguably the heart of the living room, styling an elegant coffee table can present something of a challenge. Between attempting to recreate the dreamy ‘je ne sais quoi’ of those flooding our Instagram feeds and striking the balance between prettiness and practicality, figuring out how to take a coffee table from ‘good’ to ‘great’ can feel like a tricky space to navigate – but it doesn’t have to be.

According to Tracey Craig, founder and creative director of boutique property styling and design studio Bungalow Home, the secret to stepping your coffee tablescape up several notches is to focus on its core components.

“Taking your coffee table from good to ‘next level-wow’ is pretty easy to do – simply by paying attention to how you place items, the texture, scale and height of those items, and how they all work together to create a seamless look that complements the overall scheme of your room,” she tells Bed Threads Journal.

Looking to elevate your living room’s centrepiece? Keep reading for Craig’s simple step-by-step guide to curating the coffee table of your dreams.

So, there you have it: an easy recipe for creating the coffee table you’ve always wanted. One last thing to remember before you go forth and decorate?

“The biggest tip I can give is to have fun with your choices,” Craig says.

“Coffee tables are meant to be a reflection of who you are. They should showcase your personality, tell a story of your travels, or simply feature your most treasured pieces. Be bold.”

For more property styling inspiration, follow Tracey at @bungalow_home or learn more about her studio services at

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