Posts Tagged ‘coffee table’

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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Minimal Coffee Table Styling

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Lavishly decorated coffee tables are beautiful for holidays and special occasions, or in a room you don’t use that often. But for the everyday, minimal-fuss decor on your coffee table can offer plenty of style with the practicality you need. Here are the basic ways to style your coffee table – and remember, less decor is more!

Shutter Cocktail TableWeston Floating Cocktail Table

Glass jars and bowls are decorative in almost any arrangement, and you can add personal flair by filling them with ornaments, lights, potpourri and many other items. The single apothecary jar shown above can be placed next to magazines and books for decorative appeal, without getting in the way of your daily activities.

Trays and trugs are also versatile when it comes to decorating your coffee table, as they are available in a wide variety of sizes and can hold seasonal decoratives, fruit or electronics. If you’re in an apartment or have little counter and table space, a trug or ceramic dish on a coffee table can also serve as a place to keep your keys, money and other miscellaneous items.

Brooks Cocktail TableAged Metal & Wood Cocktail Table

Candles always look great on a coffee table, and you can employ pillar candles, tapers with decorative taper holders or tealights to create a romantic or rustic look that is not too over the top. A symmetrical look always works, or you can embellish the space around the candle with a wreath, family photos, collectibles and other small home accents. Flameless candles are ideal for a busy household or if you want a worry-free option, whereas burning candles have the aromatic element for extra appeal.

Shutter Storage Cocktail Table

You can find these coffee tables on our website as well as home accents for more styling inspiration this season and throughout the year.

Share your looks with us in the comments, on Twitter or on our Facebook page, and browse our blog for autumn decor and fall recipes to enjoy all season long.

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Wednesday Spotlight: Seeing Red

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

The rich, bright, joyful hues of red are commonly associated with love and compassion, and many of our beautiful home furnishings are available in this illustrious color, for enhancing the appeal of your country, contemporary or classic home. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you may find yourself looking at red accents to decorate for the holiday and perhaps to incorporate this bold color into the rooms of your home throughout the year. To give you a little inspiration, we are spotlighting five red furnishings this week.

3' Pine Hutch in RedShaker and Rustic Country

From two of our most treasured furniture collections, these pieces are handcrafted in the USA and bring as much function as style to your most treasured rooms. The rubbed finish of the country red Pine Hutch completes the rustic look created by the two bead board cupboard doors and their classic black hinges. For a family room, dining room, office or other cherished space, there is ample room on the shelves and inside the cupboards for your treasured home accents and necessities.

Country Shaker Coffee Table in Cranberry

A favorite from our Shaker line is the Coffee Table, and in cranberry red this piece is simply divine. A perfect complement to the stain top and drawer handles, the sleek red finish makes a charming statement in a family room or den, while the table itself provides the perfect tabletop surface for mugs, books and magazines. Keep smaller accessories stored in the drawers so all the attention can be turned to this beautiful table.

Country Classic Lamp in PaprikaSimon Upholstered Accent Chair in RedSetting a Comfortable Mood

The right lighting can determine anyone’s mood, so ensure a positive one with our Country Classic Lamp. With a glazed paprika red finish and two handles for added charm, this beautiful accent will look just as wonderful during the daytime as it does in the evenings. Its cream canvas shade filters the light warmly through to any room for enjoying a romantic night in or a love story within the pages of a book this Valentine’s Day.

Red Flower Garden Floral Rug

Having a comfortable place (or places) to sit is also a great way to set a joyful mood in your home, and we can’t help feel anything but happy when looking at and sitting in our Simon Upholstered Accent Chair, in red, of course. The club chair is a classic, casual profile that caters to any room’s style and the stain resistant back and cushion are a breeze to clean. Perfect for a reading nook or cozy sitting area and for your merry lifestyle.

Completing our spotlight of rosy red furnishings is our Red Flower Garden Floral Rug. With neutral hues and pops of light blue forming a beautiful garden, the deep red fibers add depth and interest to any floor in your home; add a rich accent piece this Valentine’s Day or make the rug a staple decorative throughout the year for a lasting romantic and charming look.

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