What Your Coffee Table Is Saying About You
Posted on: December 12, 2019
There's something that sits in your house that says a lot about who you are.
You walk past it every day. You probably use it for something every single day.
Yet you most likely haven't given it a second thought about it since you bought it.
What little, seemingly insignificant piece of furniture am I talking about?
What's sitting right in the middle of your house that can paint me a picture of who you are?
Your coffee table.
Your coffee table serves so many purposes yet rarely gets the praise it deserves.
Your friends gather around it when they visit.
It holds your popcorn and sodas while you binge Netflix.
It can even double as a dinner table if you're taking part in the tiny house craze.
And yes, it occasionally actually holds your coffee.
The way you keep your coffee table when it's not being used, though, says a lot about you as a person.
There are usually particular ways people keep their coffee table.
Below we'll talk about the ways people keep their coffee tables, and what it says about them.
What's Your Coffee Table Style?
If you're The Reader, your coffee table is covered in books and magazines.
You spend most of your time reading, and you enjoy talking about the books you've read.
You enjoy the latest best-sellers as much as you enjoy the books you've read countless times.
You can also get lost in the new edition of your favorite magazine as easy as you get lost in a new novel.
By keeping all your books and magazines on your coffee table, you always have conversation starters ready to go.
The Zen Master keeps everything around them cozy and fresh. Their coffee table will typically sport some candles or potted plants.
Your goal is to have your home be a calming sanctuary for you and your guests, and your coffee table reflects that.
It's tidy but welcoming, covered in naturally scented candles and house plants that freshen the air.
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You know you've entered the house of The Hustler when all you can see on their coffee table is weeks old mail stacked on top of each other.
They have too many other things to worry about that doesn't involve sorting mail.
So, it sits in a stack on their coffee table until they finally have time to get to it.
Their work schedule is packed to the brim, and their social calendar is just as full, so they'll get around to their mail eventually.
For now, it'll sit on their coffee table.
If you're The Collector, you have a big, multi-faceted personality, and collecting is in your nature.
Your coffee table is filled with specially selected, very personal trinkets and knick-knacks.
You show off your personality with your home very well, and the coffee table serves as the centerpiece.
Everything you've chosen to put on your coffee table represents a part of you that you want to show off to the world.
As The Minimalist, you also tend to be a perfectionist, and you believe that everything in your home serves a purpose and has its proper place.
Your coffee table is flawless, tidy and organized, and it helps tie the entire room together.
Because you keep your table so clean, you're always ready for company, even if it's unexpected.
You know you're The Creative if your table is always messy.
You get too caught up in your projects and going on new adventures.
At the end of the day, you don't have time to clean your coffee table, and honestly, you don't care if it's messy.
Your focus is on having fun in life, not the crumbs on your coffee table.
Yes, because of your coffee table, you might be The Mullet. Bear with me here.
The Mullet has a clean tabletop, but the storage underneath is hardly organized.
You want your home to feel cozy and lived-in.
It needs to be organized, but just enough that you know where everything is.
Like The Minimalist, your table is always company ready, but it's never completely tidy or perfect.
And that's just how you like it.
The coffee table of The Planner is always lined with coasters.
The Planner is always thinking of the future and thinking of what might happen.
That's why their coffee table is lined with coasters because you never know when someone might need to set a drink down.
They take great pride in taking care of their things, and they consider everything an investment.
There's no way The Planner would risk a water ring on their coffee table because someone set their drink on their table without a coaster.
The Planner is responsible, and they'd rather save themselves the trouble.
The Carpe Diem is the opposite of The Planner.
They never have coasters ready to go. They probably don't even own coasters.
It's not because they don't care; they're just more of a spontaneous risk-taker than The Planner is.
They deal with problems as they arise instead of worrying about preventing them from happening now.
They live in the moment, and their home and coffee table reflects that.
Did you fall into one of the categories above?
Are you The Planner wondering where your next set of coasters will come from.
Or are you The Minimalist worrying if you have too much on your coffee table, cluttering it up.
No matter who you are, what you do for a living, or where you live, your coffee table tells a great story about who you are as a person.