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How to combine coffee table and end table styles is a regular topic of conversation around here. We love to mix different materials and shapes, and we have a couple of design tricks to help you recreate this look in your own home. Read on to learn how to pick your perfect accent tables.

Design Idea #1: Choose tables that share something in common.

If you like a more cohesive look (but don’t want anything too matchy-matchy), pick accent tables that have one design element in common. That element doesn’t have to be color. It can be a material (wood, steel or stone) or a shape (round vs. square).

In the example below, the end table and coffee table both have steel legs. They look great together even though the shape and top materials are different. The touch of stainless is also repeated in the lamp and sofa legs, helping the whole room feel pulled together.

Design Idea #2: Choose tables that share something in common with the room.

If your tables share nothing in common style-wise, that’s okay as long as they relate to something else in your space. Check out the example below. Both tables mix well with the wood accent wall behind the sofa. They keep the overall palette of the room warm and modern. Shop this room here!

Click through our Inspiration Gallery for more great coffee table and end table combos.

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