Congratulations! You are almost at the end of your living room makeover, but there’s something missing…

Complete your space with accent pieces that are stylish and functional, like a table! Use an adorable coffee table to display decor pieces and family photos. Or go with an ottoman as a great complement to your new cozy sofa.

Here is a quick guide to help you decide if a coffee table or ottoman is right for your space. With a variety of styles, find what speaks to your interior design preferences.

The Living Room Coffee Table

We love the traditional look of a coffee table! They are key designer pieces that served a purpose and evolved into works of art in their own right.

But as time went on, coffee tables evolved to offer more functionality in your living room. Today, you can find coffee tables that meet your unique design preferences and space requirements. There are lift-top, glass-top and slab-top tables that bring different sensibilities to your design. The list is constantly growing as manufacturers respond to evolving customer needs.

The Living Room Ottoman

If you need your living room to serve as a multi-functional space for eating, relaxing and socializing, an ottoman might be a great option! This style can also function as additional seating when you’re hosting game night. With its versatility and efficiency, an ottoman is an obvious choice when relaxation is the primary focus of the room.

Ottomans have morphed into a variety of styles with enhanced functionality: storage ottomans allow throws, magazines and the endless remote collection to remain close at hand, flip-top ottomans quickly transform from a footrest to a serving tray and over-sized ottomans that stand-in as additional seating. Plus the addition of casters on an ottoman makes rearranging your room a breeze.

The Supporting Pieces

If you want to mix comfort and function, try a pouf! Growing in popularity, the ottoman’s mini-me is just as cute as their name implies. This supporting accent piece fits anywhere in your home, from your children’s playroom to the living space. These adorable characters are turning up in fun patterns and materials, individually and in groups, in casual or elegant settings.

Add an end table next to your favorite chair to complete your dream reading nook. An upholstered bench (or ottoman with legs) also makes an ideal accent table, especially when paired with substantial sofas or sectionals. These benches bring a lighter, airier look to the space without sacrificing surface or seating areas.

Can’t Decide? Try Both!

In the right setting, it is possible to use these accent pieces together. There are no strict rules when it comes to living space design. If you love the comfort of poufs but need the function of a coffee table, try both! Tuck the poufs underneath a glass-top table or bench. That way they have a designated place for when they’re not needed, and your space remains clear.

Pair a smaller, one-seat bench in front of a sofa with trays for serving or as additional seating next to coffee tables. The list is endless. There are so many fun ways to arrange accent pieces like tables, ottomans, poufs and benches in your living space. These days, you can’t go wrong with a stylish decision. Use whatever peaks your interest and fits in with your lifestyle to create your perfect room.

We hope this has inspired you to complete your living room space with a stylish accent table. Let us know which style you’d choose by leaving it in the comments below. You can also share your adorable living space with us on Instagram using #MyAshleyHome. You might even see your home on our feed!

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