Make your coffee table the conversation starter it needs to be with inspiration from these stylish ones
We are all for succulents and bell jars on coffee tables, but what we really crave is a strong dose of colour and character on our coffee tables. So you will find us veering towards an interesting mix of coffee table books, masks from folklore of India, a sprinkling of brassware, and some scented candles.
Always divide your space on the coffee table into segments. One that can hold books, another that can hold curios. It’s best to club all your accessories on to a tray, so not only does your coffee table look interesting but is also clutterfree.
If you are working a contemporary Indian aesthetic, then you can replace your coffee tables with a couple of teakwood chests with brass trimmings. You can also use puja elements, like the brass matka as a vase, and a plate as a tray to hold accessories as seen here in Sonya Sapru’s home in Delhi.
If you are opting for a clean, simple, long coffee table, then you can introduce a runner, which will help tie together various elements on the table, as seen here in Rajesh and Sumi Krishnan’s home designed by designer, Richa Bahl, in Mumbai.
You can use a platter to cluster your candles together. It’s a good idea to introduce greens in the form of a bonsai on the coffee table. What we love the most though is how Moon Agarwal has styled the coffee table in Ruth Philip’s home with a sprinkling of fresh mogras around the candles.