Place a tray or large shallow basket atop two small sawhorse stands and voila! Instant coffee table.
A leather coffee table exudes charm and gives the designed-and- handcrafted-just-for-you impression, even if it’s not, we won’t tell!
A carved mantle brings a classic touch to a rustic brick fireplace that overlooks a tufted ottoman doubling as a coffee table.
For a cool, collected look, mix styles, like these Moroccan-style tables with French furniture.
How to make a Moroccan table »
Express an open-air feel in your living room by bringing in outdoor chairs and a table, overlying a light colored rug on top of an existing one and replacing heavy window treatments with light and breezy fabric.
Mix up vintage and new pieces in your living room, like this glamorous white sofa juxtaposed with reupholstered vintage French chairs, and a vintage-inspired coffee table atop a cowhide rug.
Tetrix Apartment Sofa, Carter Furniture
Throw pillows, Perch
White Truffault Lamp, Kenneth Wingard
Cowhide Rug, Jayson Home & Garden
Drapes, Fabric by Windsor Smith for Kravet Design, Pelagos.3 pattern in lime
White walls—and furnishings in this case—provide a crisp background for any decorating style. To make white work, layer on chic accessories to really boast its personality factor. Pink and animal print pillows and a ottoman-as-coffee-table infuse a splash of glam into this neutral family room. If you have kids or pets or rowdy friends, opt for easy-to-clean slipcovers on furnishings and durable sisal rugs underfoot.
In Cara Scarola's living room, she hung her favorite pieces of artwork, including a black-and-white charcoal piece by Janet Lippincott above her sofa. The bold ottoman-turned-coffee-table was professionally upholstered.
Floral fabric, Romo
Side table, Arteriors
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