What should be on your coffee table

A well-curated coffee table is vital to creating a welcoming, stylish and personal space within your home. For many, a coffee table forms the hub of a living space, an area where one reads, entertains, relaxes or simply has an afternoon snooze. An often-overlooked interior essential, creating that perfect ambience is a truly simple task, and one that is not only fun, but entirely individual too.

If you don’t own a coffee table already, then you’re sorely missing out. Picking the correct table to accentuate the room in which it will live is no mean feat. Depending on the room, everything from size, colour, material and texture comes into play, but if uncertain, always opt for a minimal design and personalise with objects. Try one of these:

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Billy Coffee Table – £275

henleyHooper Storage Coffee Table, Walnut – £169
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Puccini Rectangular Coffee Table – £850

Once you’ve got your coffee table, it’s time to start creating the perfect look, one that not only shows your gentlemanly side, but one that is welcoming and well-balanced too. Most significantly, coffee table books are an absolute must. By including literature, you will always have something to browse, and the books themselves make great pieces of art. Here are our favourite picks, The Rolling Stone Hardcover Book, Peter Beard, Icons of Men’s Style and of course a copy of The Gentleman’s Journal.

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The Rolling Stones – £100 // Peter Beard – £30 // Icons of Men’s Style – £17 // The Gentleman’s Journal subscription – £20

To accentuate the coffee table space, an array of objects must be included, from those found on adventures across the globe, to those bought to liven a space. Make sure to look for unusual shapes, those that will juxtapose the rigid form of the books. We like these from Pasinga and Allesi.

And, of course, no coffee table would be complete without quality whisky glasses and decanters, not only are they vintage inspired, and sculptures in their own right, they’re also a necessity for any gentleman. There are many styles out there. And make certain to read our 10 whiskies for under £50 to start your whisky collection in style.

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Plume Crystal Glass Tumbler – £6 // Lismore Crystal Tumbler – £50 // Carrs Linear Cut Spirit Decanter – £319 // Linea Symphony Whisky Decanter – £59.50

By taking the time to curate your coffee table, you will be left with a beautiful hub for your home and a space to relax in style for all your gentlemanly exploits.

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