Coffee Table Decorating Mistakes: 5 Items To Remove Now
The coffee table is usually used as a centerpiece in a living room. Without one the design simply isn’t complete. The room will be off balance. However, not only are coffee tables an excellent design piece, they are also very practical. This practically is their biggest downfall. It’s super convenient to use your coffee table to store a variety of items. Most of which you put there with the intent to come back later to them, However, this is a sure way to over-clutter your table and make your living room seem disorganized. Unintentional clutter is one of the biggest coffee table decorating mistakes you can make. Here are some items you need to remove from your coffee table now in order to regain the balance of your design.
The coffee table is usually used as a centerpiece in a living room
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Coffee Table Decorating Mistakes
Coffee tables are beautiful and practical. This is our favorite combination of qualities when it comes to furniture. However, when it comes to this little table, we tend to take advantage of its practicality. Quickly are beautifully arranged coffee table starts to look like a mess. To avoid this, it’s important to stop cluttering your table with some of the following culprits.
Coffee tables are beautiful and practical
The coffee table may seem like the most convenient place to store your remote controls, however, it’s best to keep them far away from there. Remotes quickly pile up and they look unsightly. Not only that but they take up a lot of unnecessary space which you put to better use. You can place the remotes in a container somewhere within arm’s reach.
Remotes quickly pile up and they look unsightly
#Mail, books, and magazines
It’s easy to throw your mail on the coffee table with the idea that since it’s in such a visible spot you will get to it after a while. However, this rarely happens and clutter quickly ensues. This also goes for random books and magazines. While decorating with such items can bring character, it’s very important you are selective. No need to overcrowd your table with such decorative items.
Avoid leaving mail on the coffee table
While this is a coffee table, this does not mean you can store your mugs on it. Unless you are currently using the cup, the coffee table shouldn’t be an area where you leave glasses and mugs to stay. This will make it look dirty, they will take up space, and they are in a place they can easily get broken. So, after you’re done with a cup, avoid the temptation to leave it on the coffee table to deal with later on.
The coffee table shouldn’t be an area where you leave glasses and mugs to stay
The living room usually experiences a lot of traffic. The traffic doubles if you have kids and pets. And often all that traffic is centered around the coffee table. Whether you are using it to leave your mug, rest your feet, or having a snack – it is in use. So, while you may want to display your prized possessions on it as decoration, it’s best not to do so. Antic vases, expensive candles, and laptops all have a place on the coffee table but do keep in mind that they are at a high risk of getting knocked over.
Keep valuable items away from high-traffic areas
#Food and drink
It’s not illegal to eat at the coffee table. However, leaving wrappers, plates, tissues, etc. at the table should be. The mess left after eating can be quite a lot, and it isn’t doing your beautiful table any justice. Plus, it can cause stains and damage. So, either avoid eating at the coffee table at all or make sure to be careful and clean up afterward.
The mess left after eating can be quite a lot
These are some common coffee table decorating mistakes that add clutter to your space. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can remove these items and have a well-balanced design.
These are some common coffee table decorating mistakes that add clutter to your space