With glass having quite a moment in the design world right now, it’s time to shine a spotlight on the effortless style of a glass-top coffee table. If you remember design in the eighties, the idea of a glass-top coffee table
might fill you with trepidation, but we are well past the days of brown everything and the rigid shapes that defined glass coffee tables of this era. Say hello and welcome to the sophisticated, luxe and glam glass top coffee tables enjoying a revival right now. At home in living rooms featuring vintage, retro, Art Deco, Hollywood Regency, Paris Salon and modern decors, glass-top coffee tables are coming to a living room near you!
What do you need a coffee table for? It’s somewhere to rest your drinks and snacks, it’s somewhere to display your design skills through fabulously styled vignettes and at times, it’s somewhere to eat dinner (we won’t judge!). It needs to be both functional and a visual star. So while a coffee table doesn’t usually set the design tone for the entire room, a good glass-top coffee table is an elegant centrepiece that will complement your existing furniture and look chic in almost every style of living room.
Space and Light
Do you need more space but don’t want to compromise on scale when thinking about a new coffee table? Nothing creates the illusion of space like a gorgeous glass-top table. They amplify the light and allow it to flow through, giving your space an airy, open feel. They are a feature of nearly every interior makeover on Queer Eye right now for that very reason, so you know you’re on to a good thing!
Keep Your Accent Rug the Focal Point
If you have a fabulous statement rug
positioned under your coffee table, a glass-top coffee table allows it to remain the highlight.
Show off! How to Style it
Don’t think storage when you think of glass coffee tables; think display! A well styled coffee table is a game changer for the living room. The understated elegance and simplicity of glass makes it especially amazing for showing off your styling skills. A tray layered with your favourite coffee table books, a candle and some flowers are all you need to create a stunning vignette that adds a whole lot of personality. If you want to keep it the look really pared back, some greenery
paired simply with a candle is always a good idea.
Throw out the Rule Book
When searching for the perfect glass top coffee table, the shapes and styles are endless. It’s easy to become overwhelmed. Then, there are ‘the rules’. Does a square table need a square rug? Will an unconventional, rounded shape work in a modern shape? A glass coffee table
is very forgiving in this regard, so be brave and select the table you truly love. A round shape looks oh-so chic
when mirroring a round rug, but a contrast is equally as beautiful. So whether your ideal shape is round, square or beyond, there are no mistakes!