How To Decorate Around Black Coffee Tables – What’s Your Favorite Design?

The coffee table, although not impressive in size, is the focal point of the whole living room. It usually sits in the center and it’s the element that unites everything else around it. So how do you choose your coffee table? Well, color is one way to go. Black coffee tables, for example, can be very versatile and they basically go with everything. But there are lots of different ways in which to integrate them into the décor. So what is your design?

A colorful rug.

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by Lincoln Barbour

A black coffee table would look great placed on a colorful rug. The black and red combination is common and classical. If you choose a rug with a red print, include a few their matching details throughout the room.

Blend in.

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by James Tse Photography

Although the coffee table is basically the star of the living room décor, it doesn’t necessarily have to stand out. In this case, for example, the table closely matches the wall unit which also includes a fireplace. The glossy finish on the table reflects the flames.

Strong contrasts.

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Another option you can choose if you have a black coffee table in your living room is to surround it with white furniture and accessories. This living room has two matching white sofas and white curtains covering the walls. The curtains get reflected into the ceiling and it looks like they’re covering the entire room.

Geometric designs.

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by Linda Oyama Bryan

If you’re not using color to highlight a piece of furniture then the alternative is to use its actual shape. This elegant coffee table features a geometric design with clean and simple lines. It has a square shape which matches the design on the ceiling.

Warm highlights.

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by Studio KW Photography

Usually there are two main colors used in a décor. Black is a dark and cold color so a nice pair for it would be a light and warm color such as beige or gold. Color can come in the form of a rug, accent wall or accessories.

Yellow pops.

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by Eric Scott Photography

Speaking of great color combinations, a great color palette is composed of black, white and yellow. Take a look at this stylish living area. The black coffee table sits on a white carpet and yellow accents are spread throughout the room.

Eclectic decors.

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The coffee table, in this case, is the element which brings together a series of modern and traditional elements such as the fireplace mantel, the ceiling trims and that beautiful dark floor. The table is simple and elegant and it has the best of both styles.

A dark detail in a bright décor.

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As you’ve seen in the previous examples, a coffee table, especially if it’s black, can easily blend in and disappear into the décor. But you can also make it stand out if, for example, the rest of the room is decorated in light colors such as these shades of gray and turquoise.

Size matters.

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by Sean Litchfield

Most often, the coffee table doesn’t impress with its size. It’s why it could be refreshing to break the pattern. This is a coffee table with a shape and design similar to dining tables. It was wonderfully chosen for this décor as it matches the sofa and the shape of the room.

Elegant curves.

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by Paul Finkel Photography

This type of design is reminiscent of the French furniture. The curves give the table an elegant and classical look and the way it sits in the center of the room and everything else is organized around it makes it stand out even more.

A sleek base.

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by Stacy Vazquez-Abrams

The key element tables in general take advantage of is the base. There’s not much room for innovation when it comes to the tabletop. The base, however, is another thing. There are many intricate designs out there but sometimes it’s the simplest choices that impress the most. Just look how sleek this coffee table is, especially with that carpet underneath.

Round edges.

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by Brandon Barre Photography

Sharp corners and angles can make a décor feel less inviting. It’s why this living room looks so welcoming and comfortable. The round coffee table is the star but there are numerous details which contribute to this balanced design.


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by Christina Bull Photography

Symmetry in an interior décor is usually the design of a traditional, outdated look. However, this contemporary living room has nothing to do with that. Even the coffee table features a sharp and symmetrical design.

Attention to details.

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Simply selecting the furniture for a room is not enough if you wish to create a beautiful ambiance. You also need to pay attention to the little things. Display a nice sculpture on the coffee table, artwork on the walls or maximize the views.