Once you’ve found the perfect coffee table, there are plenty of ways to put it to work
A coffee table is the perfect addition to any living room. It provides style, surface space and opportunity for the hub of your home to shine, but many people still overlook it when choosing living room furniture. So we’re here to show you just how versatile a coffee table can be! Here are 6 fun ways to use your coffee table.
First, decide if you want modern or vintage coffee tables…
The first thing you’ll need to do is find the perfect coffee table for your home. Like all furniture, coffee tables come in a range of styles and designs, and it all depends on your own personal preferences. Some people may prefer the clean look of more contemporary options, while others will fall in love with the unique beauty of vintage coffee tables like those from Vinterior.
…Then put it to use!
Once you’ve found your perfect coffee table, it’s time to make use of it. So to make sure your coffee table isn’t just for gathering dust, we’ve created this list of 6 ways to use modern or vintage coffee tables. Let’s take a look.
Relaxed dinner party
If you’re like us, you love the idea of a dinner party. But sitting everyone down in the dining room sometimes seems a bit too formal, so try using your coffee table instead. A meal of bite-sized food – we’re thinking sushi or tapas – can feel much more relaxed when laid out in the living room for people to pick at.
We all know the British summer never quite lives up to our high standards, but that’s no reason not to enjoy a delightful summer picnic. Using your coffee table as a base, lay out all your favourite summer cuisines including salads, sandwiches and soft drinks . . . perhaps add a bottle of something stronger to the table if there’s space! You can even decorate the table with potted plants for a more outdoorsy feel, and display your food in handmade baskets.
Wine and cheese night
Wine and cheese parties feel like the height of sophistication, as they are all about enjoying the finer things in life. Transform your coffee table into a station for wine pairing by artfully laying out cheeses, bread and wine glasses for guests to enjoy. Your friends are sure to be extremely impressed by this fun take on a high society favourite.
Create a crafts zone
Why not use your coffee table to enjoy some fun family time? Many coffee tables are the perfect size for little ones to sit at, so turn a boring Sunday afternoon in to a crafty fun day by making an arts and crafts station out of your coffee table. Protect the surface with a tablecloth, lay out all sorts of artsy goodies and let your little ones’ creativity run wild!
Create casual yet stylish designs
As well as using your coffee table for practical purposes, you can also use it to show off some fabulous interior design. It’s surprisingly simple to do, and the results are stunning. Simply add stacks of glossy design books to your table, alternating between vertical and horizontal orientation. Then top your stacks with delicate sculptural knick-knacks to add personality and flair.
Create a collection of misfits
You can also create a stunning coffee table design simply by bringing together all the ornaments and objects you couldn’t find a home for elsewhere. Whether they are too big for the bookshelf or too grand for the kitchen counter, bringing these objects together can create a surprisingly effective collection that looks like it came straight out of a museum.