In my living room, the roommates and I keep the coffee table pretty scarce and use the side tables for storing necessities such as magazines, remotes, flowers, and drink coasters. This way it's free of clutter when we need it as a foot rest, impromptu dining table, or for party snacks and drinks when we have guests over. While I like the practicality of its decor-less state, we could probably dress it up just a smidgen without losing its versatility. If you, too, are looking for inspiration and tips on how to top your coffee table, click through my slideshow.
10 Coffee Table Topper Ideas