Although there are many ways to decorate a coffee table, asymmetrical designs are among my very favorites! I love the way asymmetry – when properly styled! – can create a  fabulously “balanced imbalance”!

Take a look at a few of my own featured design photos (below) from my clients at Knotting Hill Interiors. In those pictures, you will notice items from my TOP FIVE LIST OF ASYMMETRICAL COFFEE TABLE ELEMENTS:


To create asymmetry, start with something tall and work your way down to something low. The height should make your eye feel as if it is  easily floating down a set of stairs. Remember that you shouldn’t make your “steps” too tall, or you won’t end up with a smooth flow. Be sure your coffee table is long enough to comfortably make the  transition from high to low.

Coffee table design

Coffee table design


I love to add “softness” to my asymmetrical coffee table designs by including something round in each one.

Coffee table design

Coffee table design


Books are such versatile elements, because they can fill any height requirement! Books may be included in your design as a stack, as risers, or simply as objects of beauty.

Coffee table design


In almost all of my coffee table designs, I purposely incorporate either candles or florals/greenery. I love adding the “sparkle” of candlelight, or the freshness of  living plants and flowers.

Coffee table design

#5: TRAY

A tray can help define a specific space for a grouping of coffee table objects and/or provide a sense of organization.

Coffee table design

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Stylish, sophisticated and dramatic, Kimberly Grigg brings her unique talents to client’s homes across the country and to her retail boutique, Knotting Hill Interiors. An award winning retail boutique and an award winning full service design firm, Knotting Hill offers luxury interior design, renovation and remodeling services, custom design, childrens rooms and nurseries and accessorizing. The retail boutique sells fabric, home furnishings, retail design, lamps, accessories, art, upscale furniture consignment, gifts, fashion and jewelry. Voted “Best on the Beach” in both retail and design, our customers say that this place and this process is truly “enchanted”! Knotting Hill Interiors is based in Myrtle Beach South Carolina and is located at 7751 North Kings Hwy.