At some point, most people find themselves with a coffee or side table that while it is still cute, is not quite fit for the role of the main centrepiece in a room.
If you find yourself with one of these tables, you may not be eager to have it as a centrepiece, yet not quite ready to give it up.
4 alternative ways to use a coffee table
Here are some ideas of what you can do with a small table instead:
1. Plant display: A coffee table can be a great place to display potted plants or a small indoor garden. You can choose plants of different sizes and shapes to create an interesting and eye-catching display. Ferm Living tables have some amazing tables that can be used for this.
2. Art display: Coffee tables can be used to display art objects, such as sculptures or figurines. You can also display small paintings or framed photographs on the surface of the table.
3. Book display: Coffee tables can be used to display coffee table books or other large format books that have interesting covers or illustrations. This can add a decorative element to the room while also providing easy access to reading materials.
4. Textile display: You can use a coffee table to display a decorative textile, such as a throw blanket or a decorative table runner. This adds texture and interest to the room while also providing a functional use for the textile.
Some other ideas that you can use for tables that have seen better days are to use them for coffee or tea service, storage, footrest (adding a cushion on top will complete the look), and a designated board game table.
Overall, coffee tables can be used for a variety of purposes, making them a versatile and functional addition to any living room or family room.