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Designer’s note: the coffee table

Commonly referred to as cottage or country-side coffee table, this style coffee table usually feature soft lines and detailing, such as turned legs which often add a warm cosy element to the table. Country style coffee tables usually have a more distressed or “rustic” appearance – hence the nomenclature.

Mid-Century coffee table

Mid-century coffee tables have been most in vogue in recent year, and unsurprisingly they were heavily influenced by popular culture between the 1950s and 1960s. Mid-century modern coffee tables are recognised by their clean, simple lines and are often made with wooden or plastic frames. The wooden variants usually have a simple finish to emphasise the natural beauty of the wood.

Rustic coffee tables

Commonly referred to as cottage or country-side coffee table, this style coffee table usually feature soft lines and detailing, such as turned legs which often add a warm cosy element to the table. Country style coffee tables usually have a more distressed or “rustic” appearance – hence the nomenclature.


Contemporary coffee tables

Though many people mistake contemporary and modern, contemporary style actually refers to what is currently popular today. This makes contemporary coffee tables a constantly changing style based on market trends.

Dressing your coffee table

In order to get the best out of your new coffee table, you should aim to be pretty good at dressing it. A rule of thumb which we like to stick to is balance and symmetry.

Composition can be tricky to accomplish, A well balanced coffee table allows symmetry which delivers a beautiful composition for your coffee table. The key is to think about how all the items on the coffee table work together as a whole. Colour tones, item sizes and shapes all come into play. Getting the composition of a display right takes practice, so feel free to play around with items and their placement until it feels right to you. On the other hand feel free to get in touch with us and we can guide you through your coffee table or home dressing needs.

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