Besides the area rug, the coffee table is one of the best pieces you can use to finish off the look of a family or living room. It doesn’t take much to get something you love that you can pop right there in front of your sofa. However sometimes going out and buying a new coffee table isn’t an option. Luckily you an create a new coffee table look just by using what you already have. You can go for a big transformation, or a small one, it’s up to you and how far you want to go.
This is sometimes the easiest way to get your coffee table to work for you. Think about what you have on top of it. Try styling it so that you can have a place that looks put together and refined, rather than covered with pens, papers, and crumbs.
When you’re styling it, try to use a variety of pieces. Think about adding some great fee table books, but topping them with a plant or tray. Bring in a candle to sit next to it, or something that you personally love as a fun accessory. You will be pleasantly surprised by how much of a difference this small amount can do.
Now if you have you kids, don’t do it. It’s only going to become a game of “how many times an I return this candle to the table before mommy goes crazy?”. Mostly, if you have kids, just keeping it clean is a nice accomplishment. However here are some Kid Friendly Coffee Table Accessories you may love.
New Paint Transformation
As always, paint is a great way to obtain a transformation. However you don’t have to paint the whole thing. Consider only painting the top. A sleek white top with wooden legs is a beautiful design. Or go with a muted color to pair with the wood base. If you want just a touch of color but nothing intense, paint the legs something neon. Leave the top a natural wood finish, and you have achieved yourself a fine new coffee table look.
Want something totally unique, paint a geometric design on your coffee table. In fact it doesn’t even need to be wood. This table here was a black iron, painted gold, and a glass top, painted a new improved design underneath. That is quite a transformation.
You never have to keep the surface as is. There are a whole number of things you can do to accomplish a new top. You can lay down tile if you want a dramatic change. You can simply add contact paper using any new color, pattern, or finish you’d like. If you just want a new wood top, you can always have word trimmed down at Home Depot to match the measurements of the base, then you just secure it, and it suddenly eels like a whole new piece.
Depending on the table you own, you may be able to remove the legs rather easily. Once gone, you can replace them with new legs you find online. There are a lot of sources to choose from. Try Hair Pin Legs For Less, Table Legs, and Ferrous Hardware.
Your new coffee table look should be fun. Make sure you’re not spending a lot of money, otherwise you could just go buy something new.
Written by Rhiannon Gillis. Rhiannon is the owner of the Amber & Honey Design Co., and she is presently leading all design and staging projects. She writes for this blog and multiple other blogs frequently. Make sure you follow her on Instagram and Twitter.