Decorating a Glass Coffee Table
A glass coffee table can make a room look cleaner and more modern, but the lack of texture and color can also make it feel austere. Styling it can help it fit into the room’s environment. Here are some tips to consider when decorating a glass coffee table.
Choose the Right Size
One way to make sure that the coffee table looks balanced in the space is to choose one of the right size. A table that is too small will look undersized, while a table that’s too large could monopolize the room and make it difficult to navigate.
Pick the Right Color for the Base
Glass coffee tables are usually made with metal or wooden bases of a neutral color, such as black, gunmetal, or even brass. When picking the base color, consider the room’s other features. If the room contains several other black items, go with a different metal finish, such as brass. That said, black is still a safe bet as it will blend in with everything.
Bring in Some Texture
Since glass is a relatively flat surface, it can make the room feel clinical. To avoid this, bring in some form of texture, like:
- Rugs – A cozy rug can be the perfect way to tie the table into the rest of the space. Choose one that matches the other colors in the room.
- Cushions – Placing a few cushions around the table can add extra comfort.
- Books – Stack some design books around the base for color, texture, and personality.
- Plants – Place some plants or flowers on top or around the table to bring in color, texture, and life.
Use a Table Cloth
A table cloth is a great way to incorporate more texture and color into the room. Choose one that complements the other colors in the room, and be sure to get one that is designed for a glass surface. If a tablecloth isn’t for you, consider using a placemat, or hang a tapestry over the top of the table.
These tips will help you make sure that the glass coffee table fits in with the rest of the room. With these decorating tools, you can create a stylish and inviting area.