So you're finally moving into your first real adult apartment. Congrats! Welcome to the world of home decor. You've probably already found your bed, your couch, and maybe even a rug or two. You've even found knick-knacks to go on your window ledge. But when it comes to your coffee table, you might be feeling a little stuck. Aside from said couch, coffee tables are the true centerpiece of your living room. It's where you can reveal a bit of your personal decor style without breaking the bank. To help you out, we've rounded up 21 out-0f-the-box options for coffee table decor. From stunning books to card games to flashy decorative objects, this list has it all.
The Baker's Pick
Store your latest batch of cookies or brownies in this tin. Your guests will have a hard time not snacking on them.
The Organized Pick
You know when you're on the phone and you need to jot something down before you forget it? Never miss a brainstorm by keeping a few of these bright notebooks on your coffee table.
The Do-Good Pick
25 percent of the proceeds from this gorgeous candle are donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. What more reason do you need to pick one up for yourself?
The Curious Pick
Get to know your friends a little better with this card game by Actually Curious. These cards are literally designed to bring people closer: they're made using research and science from psychologists.
The Great Read
This is the IRL version of the world-famous instagram account Humans of New York. Whether you live there or not, you can learn something from the anecdotes featured in this book.
The Artsy Pick
Vases can all look the same. This one by Areaware isn't your typical vase, so it will stand out on any table.
The Does-It-All Pick
Keep your keys in the same place every night, thanks to this dish. You'll never run out without them again.
The "Manly" Pick
This bottle of room spray looks chic on any table. Use it to relax with notes of dark plum, myrrh, and blooming jasmine. Sounds perfect to me.
The Elevated Pick
Up your candle game with these tea light holders. They make even the tiniest of tea lights look elevated.
The Internet-Famous Pick
Normal candles not your thing? These twirly candles are the perfect modern touch. And they come in bright colors to match any decor.
The Fashionable Pick
Keep your coffee table safe with this set of graphic yet neutral coasters
The Gardener's Pick
Succulents are the no-fuss way to make it look like your apartment is a mini botanical garden.
The Random-But-Perfect Pick
Place these on your coffee table—and around the rest of your apartment—to evoke some serious fall vibes.
The Anti-Green Thumb Pick
So, every plant you've ever owned has died on you. We get it! This bouquet of dried flowers is just as beautiful.
The Discreet Pick
If you're scared to have a candle burning at all times, this reed diffuser from Capri Blue is the perfect substitute. Plus, it doubles as a colorful centerpiece.
The Travel Pick
Even if you can't actually travel right now, let your mind wander. This book is filled with photos of Capri that will make you want to book a trip.
The Modern Pick
What, you don't have a black wire box on your coffee table? We're not totally sure what this is for, but we want it nonetheless.
The Fun Pick
Listen: pineapples make perfect home decor. We don't make the rules.
The Playful Pick
Be the hostess with the mostest thanks to this tiny little bell. Your friends—or partner—can ring it whenever they're in need of a refill.