Your wood coffee table is the most functional — and often overlooked — piece of furniture in your home. While sometimes it gets a bad rep for being too rustic or plain (hello, Grandma’s living room!), you should know that it actually has tons of potential to be a modern statement-maker. With the right decorating tips, on-trend accessories and carefully curated collection of coffee table books, your wood coffee table can go from woodsy to stylish in no time. To continue our 2016 decor resolution to make the most out of what we already have in our homes, we’re showing you three ways to decorate that plain ol’ wood coffee table. Scroll through to see how we’d style a wood coffee table for the boho-chic space, minimalist abode and preppy home.

How to Decorate a Wood Coffee Table for a Boho-Chic Space


Bright geometrics, gilded accents and plenty of lush greenery are the perfect combination for any boho-chic space. Keep it contained on your coffee table with a set of trays and plenty of planters for all those succulents. Top it off with a few inspirational coffee table books and some good-vibe-inducing candles to make a beautifully styled and balanced tabletop for your living space.

IKEA Lisabo Coffee Table ($129) + AHA Life Brass Coasters ($30), The 52 Lists Project by Moorea Seal ($17), Hay Kaleidoscope Trays ($18-$40), Bed Bath & Beyond Himalayan Crystal Candle Holders ($15), Leif Large Brass Hexagon Planter ($65)

How to Decorate a Wood Coffee Table for a Minimalist Space


If you’re looking for more minimalist coffee table vibes, neutral hues, metallics and black accents will help you get there. Pick up a statement-making tray and just add minimal pieces to really let it shine. Geometric coasters and a simple white vase for a single palm or monstera leaf will add just the right amount of modern flair. Don’t forget to include a few design and fashion coffee table books to really up your style game.

IKEA Lisabo Coffee Table ($129) + The Sartorialist: X by Scott Schuman ($30), Tom Dixon Etch Candleholder ($65), AHA Life Rose Gold Saturn Tray ($69), CB2 Gatz Vase ($7), Bower Table Tile ($18)

How to Decorate a Wood Coffee Table for a Preppy Space


Just because it’s a coffee table, doesn’t mean it can’t be a fun and bold space. Bring the party by adding a colorful acrylic tray that can also be used to carry drinks at your next get-together. Then add a few typography-rich coasters for the perfect amount of sass and class. Finish the look with a few pretty and gilded vases and the latest stylish coffee table book.

IKEA Lisabo Coffee Table ($129) + Lulu & Georgia Cocktail Party Coasters ($42), Oh Joy! OK Vase Set ($20), Oh Joy! Acrylic Tray ($30), Kate Spade Sunset Street Lux Rosebowl ($180), Things We Love by Kate Spade New York ($40)

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