Insta-spotted: 6 amazing coffee table layouts

There can be many different focal points when you walk into a room. It could be the fireplace itself, the mantelpiece above, a particularly striking piece of furniture, or it could be the coffee table. Usually placed in the centre of a living room, the coffee table is incredibly practical and useful, but it can also be stylish; the two aren’t mutually exclusive!

With the right combination of decor – whether that’s some well-placed books, flowers or trays – there are dozens of gorgeous ways to style your coffee table. Need a little inspiration? Let’s take a look at some of the most loved photos that have hit Instagram in recent weeks.

Everything about this setup is gorgeous, we can’t deny that. But we particularly love the way the owner has perfectly combined straight and rounded edges that complement one another. The sharp edges of the books lined up so neatly they look like a ruler has been used is offset well by the softer and rounded edges of the nearby blooms.

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A stylish tray is the perfect way to display multiple items on one coffee table without the look becoming too cluttered and busy. If you’re more of a rustic lover, then take inspiration from this gorgeous shot. The vintage items are perfectly placed and matched together in this old-style metal tray. And we love the pop of green from the faux plant, too.

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Whoever said you couldn’t have more than one coffee table as your focus point? And why stop after two? Try staggering three of the same style of coffee table (varying sizes is always great, too) throughout your living room, and then choose a different accent or ornament for each one. This could be a plant, a candle, a diffuser, a book or smaller planters.

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Don’t be afraid to switch your coffee table decor up depending on the season or time of year. Not only does this ensure you’ve got something slightly different to look at as the months roll on, the change also gives you something to look forward to and lets your creative side run loose. Have delicate hand painted eggs and small Spring features on display at Easter time. For fall, break out the pumpkins and for the festive season, just go wild with the greens and reds.

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Fresh flowers will always go down a treat in any home with any style of decor. All you have to do is stick with what’s in season and rotate them on a regular basis so your bouquet always looks its best. It really helps to bring the outdoors inside and provides an instant refresh to any four walls.

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Fresh, clean and simple. There’s nothing we don’t love about this set up. It’s the perfect blend of cottage-y while still looking like it belongs in a modern and minimalist home

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