Five Ways to Style a Round Coffee Table + Affordable Options

Oddly enough, one of my favorite things to style is coffee tables. I know that probably sounds kinda ridiculous because they’re not a super popular thing to talk about, but I love them. Coffee table decor is my jam! It’s a small space, so options are limited, but I love figuring out new ways to make our coffee table cute. And if you think about it, they really are the focal point of the entire living room. So today I thought it would be fun to share five ways to style a round coffee table. I also have some affordable coffee tables linked at the end of this post too!

look #1 sources: similar tray // faux plant // white vase // old books

look #2 sources: rattan bowl // vintage glass vase // old books

look #3 sources: tray //pink candle // rattan basket is from Target dollar spot // old book pages wrapped in bundles

look #4 sources: white pitcher // pink candle // old books

look #5 sources: similar wicker tray // faux tulips and rattan basket from Target dollar spot

Well there ya have it! Six different ways to style a round coffee table. I’d love to hear which look is your favorite! Now here are a few quick tips that work to style any coffee table:

1. Create a focal point

2. Use a tray of some kind

3. Add varying heights

4. Mix textures

5. Keep it simple



Sarah here! Nice to meet you. I’m a mama to three, wife to my high school sweetheart and accidental blogger. We recently moved to our little homestead on ten acres and we're loving the small town life in Colorado. I hope this space can inspire you to create a home you love and enjoy the simple moments the most.


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  1. 4.14.21
    Nancy L Janssen said:

    So hard to choose a favorite, Sarah, but I’m leaning toward the big white pitcher and old books, to be honest. That touch of pink is a great nod to spring!

    • 4.14.21
      Sarah said:

      Yes I love that big pitcher and the books! Simplicity 🙂

  2. 4.14.21
    Amy said:

    Hi Sarah! Do you ever do consulting or give suggestions for spaces in other homes? I need some ideas for my new office and absolutely love your style!!

    • 4.15.21
      Sarah said:

      I don’t do that right now, but it’s something I’m always considering. Maybe in the future!!

  3. 4.14.21
    Candy said:

    Good Morning Sarah
    Well I had hesitated in ordering your Wildflower T-shirt and I was so happy I could pre-order now…I just placed the order, I love your story and we need strength right now. May God bless you and keep your and your family healthy

    • 4.15.21
      Sarah said:

      yay!!!! Oh I hope you LOVE IT!!!!

  4. 4.14.21
    annemarie Roman said:

    Sarah, I don’t care much for any form of social media but somehow I stumbled across your blog .Love everything you do and your home is an inspiration .

    • 4.15.21
      Sarah said:

      Ah I’m so glad you are here, Anne Marie!!

  5. 4.14.21
    Martha said:

    All are very pretty, but love the simplicity of one and four. Love your beautiful home and thanks for sharing it with us. Always look forward to your next blog.

    • 4.15.21
      Sarah said:

      thank you so much Martha! I love both of those too 🙂

  6. 4.15.21
    LizaJane said:

    Love all of the looks but #5 is my favorite, definitely my style with the tulips for Spring.

  7. 4.16.21
    Dixie said:

    Love your ideas. I’ve had a round glass coffee table in my living room for years. I usually have a “coffee table book” there along with something floral and a candle from Magnolia.. I’m going to employ a couple of your ideas, especially the basket and tray displays which I’ve never done on the coffee table. You’ve gotten me out of the coffee table design slump! Thanks!
    Ps… love you blog. I’m a late comer so I’m reading through lots of your older posts.

  8. 4.22.21
    Shirley said:

    I really love #4…that one stands out so well! It just looks perfect with the rest of the living area!