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Coffee Table Alternatives

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Today we’re sharing some coffee table alternatives to show how you can go beyond the standard table in your living room. We hope these ideas help inspire you, whether you’re looking for a living room refresh or want to better complement your style.

Carolina Double Bench

Cubby Storage BenchBenched

A bench is truly a versatile piece of furniture. You can find benches in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, so it makes sense for them to also work as a coffee table if you are lacking space in a living room or need more storage solutions.

Our Cubby Bench is a great option because of its – you guessed it – cubbies! They can fit baskets if you prefer hidden storage, or you can conveniently place books and electronics inside for later use. As you can see, three sides of this bench are higher than the face, which, if you were using it as a bench, would snugly fit a cushion. However, as a coffee table, this allows you to keep things on top – like beverages – with a decreased risk of them falling off.

For a more sleek and simple look, our Carolina Double Bench and Knotty Pine Shelf Bench offer different looks and function for a more minimalist room.

Paneled Storage ChestTrunk Show

Storage chests and trunks have the blockiness of a standard coffee table, but offer a roomy storage solution in your living room. Our Paneled Storage Chest features a more classic design that would complement a variety of styles, and the recessed details separates the top into two sections – perfect for a his-and-her orientation.  The Black Hyacinth Storage Trunk has a personality that warms any room, and its completely flat top makes it a great focal point around which to arrange your furniture.


Vivian Upholstered OttomanUpholstered Dream

Cushioned ottomans as central furnishings in a living room have climbed the trend ladder. This type of furniture acts as a more cozy, intimate coffee table in a living room and with the plethora of form and fabric options, the possibilities are nearly endless.

For tufted or slightly rounded ottomans, we recommend finding a coordinating or contrasting tray to allow yourself and your guests a hard surface on which to set snacks, beverages and other items.

Do you use a non-traditional coffee table in your home? Share your tips for making an alternative work for you in the comments below, on Twitter or Facebook.

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Wednesday Spotlight: Decor Storage

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Boot & Storage BenchAfter the turkey is cleared and the final days of November have passed, winter and Christmas decorating takes over (if it hasn’t already in your home)! One of the best ways to avoid a decorating headache is preparation, which includes packing your decoratives neatly so when they come back out next year you don’t have to spend a majority of your time untangling, searching and sorting. Start with your harvest décor now; today we’re spotlighting five different home storage options – from accessories to furniture –  for organizing and keeping seasonal accents out of the way, and being ready to pull them out next year.

Black Hyacinth Cocktail Storage TrunkBench and Trunk Storage

We offer a variety of storage bench options that fit your lifestyle and space, and our Boot & Storage Bench is one of our favorites. A piece from our Rustic Country Collection, this bench is handcrafted in the USA and is available in a variety of colors. Store seasonal accessories like mittens, hats and shoes, or keep your décor out of the way and covered. The bench seat is roomy enough to sit on, and will fit your favorite pillows and seasonal accents. Storage Trunks are also stylish options, and can function as a coffee table or an extra surface at the foot of your bed. The roomy, enclosed trunk space is perfect for seasonal throws and pillows, as well as larger décor and accents.

Vintage Storage Holder

Apothecary Stand in BlackOdds and Ends

For ribbon, craft supplies and other small items, our Vintage Storage Holder is perfect for keeping on a desk or counter – an organizer’s dream! Store these items neatly and within reach so you’re not scrambling for supplies at the last minute, and with the glass panel lid you can keep better track of what you have and what you need so holiday and special occasion preparation will be virtually seamless.

Simple Solutions

When in doubt, think of drawers! A simple furniture piece with deep or wide drawers can provide adequate space for almost anything you want to keep stored. Our Apothecary Stand is an ideal example of this; its simple yet traditional design is crafted from sturdy pine that will last through many seasons and keep your accents safely tucked away.

Braided Baskets

A classic braided look in basket form; whether you have their rug complements, these baskets are great for keeping seasonal pillows and other larger accents inside, as well as holding those knitted projects you’re working on as gifts. The possibilities are nearly endless, and with the convenient handles you can move them throughout your home to better suit your storage and style needs.

Braided Storage Baskets

Braided Baskets (from left to right): Allure Braided Utility Basket in Polo Blue, Keepsake Wool Braided Basket in Red and Playtime Multi Braided Basket in Sand

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