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When moving into a new place, the first piece of furniture you think about is probably not a coffee table. But a coffee table doesn’t have to be an afterthought — it can actually be one of the most stylish things in your space if it’s curated properly.
From cute trinkets that are just for fun to items that serve a purpose (and are pretty to look at), we’ve rounded up nine different things that would be at home on any coffee table. Keep scrolling to shop our coffee table favorites from brands like Urban Outfitters, Society6 and Anthropologie.
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Shop: Urban Outfitters Deny Decorative Coaster Set, $16
Shop: Jack Decorative Object, $18
There are a few things that pretty much every coffee table has, and coasters and books are two of them. Grab a set of coasters in your favorite hues to keep your table neat and for an added pop of color. While coffee table books are typically more for show than reading, grab one with pictures that inspire you whenever you flip through it. And to add more dimension, grab a paperweight or decorative object to rest on top of your magazines.
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Shop: Dealglad Stainless Steel Candle Wick Trimmer, $11.99
Shop: Skeem Match Cloche, $30
What’s a coffee table without a candle? Incomplete! No matter what scent you choose, grab a candle that both smells and looks amazing. And if you want to go the extra mile and look like a true candle connoisseur, add a wick trimmer and some fancy matches into the mix.
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Shop: Rainbow Cheetah Serving Tray, $35.10 (Orig. $39)
Shop: Crystal Cut Bud Vase, $14
Shop: Black Floral Trinket Dish, $24.95
Now that you have all of your favorite things on your coffee table, corral them so it doesn’t look messy. From unique trays and catch-all dishes to little vases, these items are great organizers and can add some structure to your assortment of objects.
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