Decorating a Sofa Table


Ideas and themes

  • Though decorating a sofa table may not seem like a big deal, there are a few things to take into consideration when deciding to decorate anything in your home. What do you want your decor to say about you? Do you want a romantic decor, in which the furniture is vintage-looking and painted white, with soft pastel floral patterns on the curtains and rugs? Do you want a contemporary theme? Or maybe a rustic theme? There is also the exotic, African theme and the Asian theme. There are many different themes to choose from, and depending on how your living room is decorated, you will most likely want to decorate your sofa table in much the same manner, to keep with the decor of the room.

Getting started

  • Depending on your decor style, there are a lot of ways in which you can decorate your sofa table. If you or your guests are prone to drinking beverages in your living room, then coasters on the sofa table are essential in avoiding unsightly rings.

    If you have a vintage theme going on in your living room, you might consider decorating your table simply and using a doily. Doilies will give your table an old-fashioned look. You can also add a small knick-knack or two, placed on top of the doily. If you have a rustic theme in your living room, a small, old fashioned kerosene lamp can add to the decor of the table.

    African-themed sofa tables can feature a metal giraffe or elephant in the center of the table and an African-pattern table runner down the center of the table to give it some color and keep it from looking too plain.

    If you are looking to use an Asian theme, use a piece of silk as a table runner. If your sofa table is too small for a runner, then you can use a small Buddha figurine, a bonsai tree or a fan to decorate the table.

    Candles are always a good way to decorate a table. A couple of hurricanes on either side with scented candles can make a living room warm and inviting to guests. Also, you can use a simple flower centerpiece to decorate the table. This is especially useful if you have a romantic-themed living room. Vases, pottery and clocks can also be other items you might consider decorating with, if you are looking for a more contemporary look.


  • If you want scented candles that will last a while, then purchasing Yankee brand candles is something you might want to consider. While they are expensive, they will fill your home with a wonderful aroma and they will also last quite a while.

    Cultural knick-knacks and decor can be found at places like Cost Plus World Market. Vintage and rustic decor can usually be found in thrift stores or flea markets. There are online resources that also sell this type of decor, if you are uncomfortable with shopping at a flea market or thrift store.

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