A lip edge or tray top on a coffee table is always a smart choice if you have a tendency to spill your coffee or have kids that will be using the coffee table for snacks and drinks. They’re also good if you entertain often and don’t want to worry about red wine getting spilled on your carpet.
A coffee table is many things: a place to set your drink a footrest somewhere to stash the remote and — of course — a beautiful decorative addition to your living room. Or at least it has the potential to be all of these things. Your coffee table can also become a cluttered mess if you aren’t careful or a drab disappointment if you’re scared to get a little creative. To help you achieve style success I’ve put together some helpful guidelines with specific situations so you can master the art of decorating a coffee table.