9 Very Cool Coffee-Table Ideas We Spotted On Instagram

Cortne Bonilla
·5 min read

As our lifestyles have pivoted away from on-the-go to outside to couch-bound inside, social media has followed suit. Translation: we're seeing a little less what's-in-my-bag and a little more what's-on-my-coffee-table. Our homes are now working overtime, and one of their most highly trafficked areas just so happens to be our living rooms: it's an office; a favorite neighborhood restaurant; the go-to nail salon. And, since these spaces are getting so much extra love, we decided to pull a little Instagram inspiration on how to best zhuzh them up without buying a bunch of new furniture — and we landed on the coffee table.

Setting your living space up for new multi-functioning success can either be as complex as picking out a new loveseat or as easy as purchasing a throw blanket. But, in the interest of striking a balance, we decided to go the cool coffee-table decor route. After scouring the trending depths of Instagram's most stylish and functional coffee-table snapshots, we picked up nine stellar ideas: from mid-century modern sculptures to quirky candle pairings and colorful book stacks. Ahead, browse the easy-yet-elevated decor hacks that will make your coffee table sing.

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Threshold Decorative Paulownia Wood Bowl Beige, $, available at Target
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villacera Handcrafted Glazed Bamboo Bottle Neck Vase, $, available at Home Depot
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World Market White Marble Hexagon Coasters Set of 4, $, available at Cost Plus World Market
<br><br><strong>Ontwerpduo</strong> Tallow Standing Taper Candle, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F3jqnc7o" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Outfitters</a>


Ontwerpduo Tallow Standing Taper Candle, $, available at Urban Outfitters
<br><br><strong>Bloomingville</strong> Bloomingville Stout Clear Glass Vase, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3mekgMU" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Bloomingville Bloomingville Stout Clear Glass Vase, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Lex Pott</strong> Twist Candle, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcomingsoonnewyork.com%2Fproducts%2Ftwist-candle" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Coming Soon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Coming Soon</a>


Lex Pott Twist Candle, $, available at Coming Soon
<br><br><strong>Urban Outfitters</strong> Glass Taper Candle Holder, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanoutfitters.com%2Fshop%2Fglass-taper-candle-holder%3Fcategory%3Dcandles%26color%3D100%26type%3DREGULAR%26quantity%3D1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Outfitters</a>


Urban Outfitters Glass Taper Candle Holder, $, available at Urban Outfitters
<br><br><strong>Muuto</strong> Light Blue Kink Vase, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F3ma45A8" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Trouva" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Trouva</a>


Muuto Light Blue Kink Vase, $, available at Trouva
<br><br><strong>Boy Smells</strong> Kush Candle Variety Pack, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shopbop.com%2Fkush-variety-pack-boy-smells%2Fvp%2Fv%3D1%2F1502026384.htm" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shopbop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shopbop</a>


Boy Smells Kush Candle Variety Pack, $, available at Shopbop
<br><br><strong>EverDreamCraft</strong> Ceramic Butt Vase, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F31y47Kk" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


EverDreamCraft Ceramic Butt Vase, $, available at Etsy
<br><br><strong>Doiy</strong> Girl Power Raised Female Fist Ceramic Vase, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3kr6HZR" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Doiy Girl Power Raised Female Fist Ceramic Vase, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>OhemaaJewellery</strong> Ceramic Torso Sculpture, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F865918992%2Fnude-female-vase-ceramic-torso-sculpture" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>


OhemaaJewellery Ceramic Torso Sculpture, $, available at Etsy
<br><br><strong>The Sill</strong> Echeveria Preta, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesill.com%2Fproducts%2Fecheveria-preta" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Sill" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Sill</a>


The Sill Echeveria Preta, $, available at The Sill
<br><br><strong>Eero Saarinen</strong> Saarinen Basic Art Series 2.0 Book, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3m5cSU2" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Eero Saarinen Saarinen Basic Art Series 2.0 Book, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Project 62</strong> Acacia Serving Tray, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Facacia-serving-tray-project-62-8482%2F-%2FA-52398873" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>


Project 62 Acacia Serving Tray, $, available at Target
<br><br><strong>Color Life</strong> Dried Pampas Grass (Deep Purple), $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/35woPeE" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Color Life Dried Pampas Grass (Deep Purple), $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Rhapsody Studio</strong> Ceramic Vases, Half Round, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/2Tr1aGN" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Rhapsody Studio Ceramic Vases, Half Round, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Urban Stems</strong> The Jennifer Flowers, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Furbanstems.com%2Fproducts%2Fflowers%2Fthe-jennifer%2FFLRL-B-00149.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Stems" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Stems</a>


Urban Stems The Jennifer Flowers, $, available at Urban Stems
<br><br><strong>Fleur De Lis Living</strong> Ransome Marble Round Soap Dish, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F35s2r62" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wayfair</a>


Fleur De Lis Living Ransome Marble Round Soap Dish, $, available at Wayfair
<br><br><strong>CB2</strong> Santi White Marbleized Tray, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cb2.com%2Fsanti-white-marbleized-tray%2Fs468945" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:CB2" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">CB2</a>


CB2 Santi White Marbleized Tray, $, available at CB2
<br><br><strong>E. Lawrence Ltd. E. Lawrence Ltd.</strong> 4 Piece Art Quote Stack Decorative Book Set, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F37ttkcF" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wayfair</a>


E. Lawrence Ltd. E. Lawrence Ltd. 4 Piece Art Quote Stack Decorative Book Set, $, available at Wayfair
<br><br><strong>Serena and lily</strong> Coffee Table Book Set, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F2Hq3M5a" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Serena and Lily" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Serena and Lily</a>


Serena and lily Coffee Table Book Set, $, available at Serena and Lily
<br><br><strong>Sur La Table</strong> Marble and Wood Serving Paddle, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.surlatable.com%2Fmarble-and-acacia-wood-cheese-serving-paddle%2F1603760.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sur La Table" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sur La Table</a>


Sur La Table Marble and Wood Serving Paddle, $, available at Sur La Table
<br><br><strong>Anthropologie</strong> Lustered Wine Glasses, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F34tayjT" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Anthropolgie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Anthropolgie</a>


Anthropologie Lustered Wine Glasses, $, available at Anthropolgie
<br><br><strong>Williams-Sonoma</strong> Marble Salt Box, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.williams-sonoma.com%2Fproducts%2Fmarble-salt-box%2F%3Fcm_src%3DWsiPip1%26recstrat%3DView-View-1%7CAOP-VV-RAC-FF-V0" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Williams-Sonoma" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Williams-Sonoma</a>


Williams-Sonoma Marble Salt Box, $, available at Williams-Sonoma

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