Lots of people feel confused when working out how to style their homes. They want their space to look like homes they see in magazines but aren’t quite sure how to achieve that look – in fact, it’s one of the most common questions I am asked. If you’re not sure where to start when styling your home, or if you are looking for a great gift for a design-loving friend, then you can’t go past the humble coffee table book. Coffee tables have a prominent place and function in a living room. Since eyes will be on it, keep it looking neat. You might even want to style it like you would a work of art. Use artistic techniques to design the look, such as striking a balance with symmetry and composing a colour story or style.