What To Put On Your Coffee Table

Coffee tables overflowing with coveted design tomes and objects snapped by some of our favorite tastemakers on Instagram.

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Idea #1: If you have a square coffee table, try stacking two diagonal corners with books and filling the rest of your space with artful objects.

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Idea #2: If you have a colorful or patterned coffee table, keep it simple—a few books and a beautiful vase filled with fresh flowers goes a long way.

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Idea #3: Keep your book stacks five high at most. Any taller and you might consider transferring overflow to a nearby bookshelf.

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Idea #4: Top stacks with equally beautiful objects that serve a purpose, like trays and coasters.

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Idea #5: If you have a large coffee table, anchor the space with a grand centerpiece and surround with books.

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Idea #5: Here, interior designer Michelle Nussbaumer packs her coffee table with books, flowers, and decorative objects.

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Idea #6: Pink peonies, two books and a decorative box top this artful coffee table.

Idea #7: Interior designer Sam Allen stacks his coffee table with fresh flowers, a candle, books (of course!), a brass object and an amethyst geode.

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