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12 Spring Coffee Table Essentials

A list of 12 spring coffee table essentials that you can mix and match to get your own signature look, and to inject a breath of fresh air into your space!

spring coffee table in living room

No one knows better than me that spring is not here yet. In fact, it’s not even close…but that isn’t going to stop me from anticipating that first warm day, or when the hostas pop through the soil. Anticipation is one of life’s simple pleasures, so with that thought in mind, I’d like to share some easy ways to add a touch of spring to your coffee table. 

pink tulips in basket on coffee table

The list below is simply a guide to get your creative juices flowing. Look at the list and think about what you have. Consider ways to combine your accessories to get your own signature look. Or…if you want something new, use the items on the list as a shopping guide. 

Spring Coffee Table Essentials

  • Fresh flowers
  • Baskets
  • Trays
  • Bowls
  • Pots & urns
  • Lanterns
  • Candles
  • Birds & nests
  • Bunnies 
  • Eggs
  • Faux flowers or greenery
  • Gardening books

tulips in pitcher on coffee table

flowers with stack of books

The versatility of trays is amazing, and they make the perfect starting point for any spring coffee table vignette. There is no hard and fast rule in regards to what size or shape should be used. It’s fine to use a round tray on a round table…and it’s equally OK to use a square or rectangular tray. 

round coffee table with spring decor

stack of books and pitcher of tulips

Coffee tables and books go hand-in-hand. There have been a few times in my life when I bought a book simply because I liked the cover. So gather your prettiest books, or ones that have a special meaning, and put them out on your spring coffee table. Gardening books, or books about flowers, are perfect for this!

lantern with eggs on white tray

spring coffee table decor

Think outside the box when it comes to lanterns. A candle isn’t the only thing that looks good in a lantern! Faux eggs, a small nest, faux cherry blossom branches, and small moss balls are just a few suggestions for ways to add interest to a lantern. 

basket of eggs and tulips

nest of eggs with pitcher of tulips

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miniature schnauzer on sofa

Kelly has had a rough go of it the past few months. She had a large cyst removed, and there were complications with the healing process. Shortly after we got that healed, she developed pancreatitis. She was very sick, and had to be hospitalized. Thankfully, she has come through everything, and seems to be back to her normal, sweet self. She’ll soon be 12, which I can hardly believe. Hopefully, we have many more years to hang out together! 

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I’m participating in the first of a 5 part series that will feature different bloggers sharing various spring decor ideas. Please be sure to visit all of the spring mantel and vignette posts below!

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  1. Diane Smith says:

    Oh no! Pancreatitis is very painful. My dog, Sadie, had it last year. The vet said that once they’ve had it, they’re more likely to get it again. No fats in their diet!

    Kelly is 12? I thought she was older than that; I marveled that she’s doing so well!

  2. Hi Ann, I’m so glad to hear that Kelly is better. Our dogs are part of our family too. I always look forward to seeing her in your beautiful photos.

  3. I hope Kelly has a healthy life going forward. She has a beautiful home in which to live and a wonderful MaMa who loves and takes good care of her. Your home is lovely and refreshing.

  4. Hi Ann, Last week, as the snow fell and the temperature hovered in the teens, I looked around the house and all of my after-Christmas, winter decor that seemed so cozy when I first arranged it, looked as cold as the snow. Your lovely ideas in this post made me hopeful. Your beautiful white tray displaying the luscious flower garden books, those stunning pink tulips, sweet nests cuddling tiny bird eggs and fresh baskets are a treat for my winter-weary eyes. I’ve come back to this post several times since it first arrived in my inbox to remind myself that spring isn’t as far away as the snow makes it seem. Thanks for sharing your always creative sunshine!

  5. I loved all the ideas but my favorite is always seeing little Kelly get in the occasional picture. So grateful she ie doing better…love those little

  6. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Ann, your coffee table vignettes are so pretty! You always do such a lovely job with everything. Thanks, so much, for sharing your beautiful home with us!

    Glad your little Kelly is better. It’s always hard to see our precious little dogs not feeling so great. May you be blessed with many more years with your precious little Kelly! She is so cute!

  7. All absolutely beautiful! May I ask where your coffee table is from and if it is still available? It is exactly what I am looking for! Loved this post!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Emily…I’m sorry for not including that link! The coffee and side tables are from Wayfair. Here is my affiliate link for the coffee table: I’m adding it to the post right now. Thank you!

      1. Thank you so much! I ordered the white wooden tray also! haha

  8. I needed your fix of spring; I still have metallic bottle brush trees on my coffee table and here in Maine, we got about 5 more inches of snow today and it will be very cold for the next few days. But there are springy faux flowers on the kitchen table! I have a gardening book bedside as that is where I read the most and have started this spring’s stash of seeds already! Loved the picture of Kelly!

  9. Hello spring ! Loving the tulips in the pitcher and the big pastel eggs.I am a tray collector and use them for vignettes along with decorative books, some of which I’ve also bought for the pretty covers.Glad Kelly is feeling better,I had a Schnauzer also many years ago, his name was Shady because of his coloring.

  10. Dian Owens says:

    I like the vignettes of the tulips with books (no basket) and the tulips with the eggs in baskets, but the photo of Kelly is my favorite. My first rescued mini Schnauzer lived to just shy of 16, and my current boy is almost 12. I hope your sweet girl continues to feel well.

  11. Your decorating skills are awesome. I love flowers, I can decorate a garden, but the house is not so easy. My dog passed away, she is very much missed. I would love to have a new puppy, but they all very expensive to have these days. I can’t find any out there that say free to a good home anymore. I can’t wait until spring gets here. Where I live we still have snow :). Thank you for sharing all your lovely ideas and for the printables, as well.

    1. I am so sorry about your fur baby passing away and can relate to how you miss her. As far as dogs being so expensive, have you considered rescuing one from an animal shelter or rescue group. There are plenty of fur babies that would love to meet you …

  12. Karla Bannerman says:

    Was excited to see today’s post on coffee tables and such. Was checking out a new resale shop and came upon a beautiful white vase, some baskets and a wooden tray . I have some large books that I’d received when I retired, so will use them as props along with my finds. My grocery has had Tulips the last time I was in, so will add to list.

    Good thoughts for your puppy 💗

  13. Beautiful and thanks for the ideas. Happy Spring.

  14. So lovely Ann, this is the very essence of spring! And now I think I need to get some pretty gardening/flower books for my coffee table STAT!

    Happy (early) spring to you!


  15. Judy McAfee says:

    Good morning,
    Those tulips are beautiful! I love all of your styling ideas! Also, thank you for all of your beautiful printables!
    Sweet little Kelly, so sorry she is having a difficult time. We have a 12 year old Chinese Shar-Pei that is having some difficulties too. We actually have three senior dogs but the Shar-Pei has very recently developed some difficulties with walking. I am so thankful for each day that I get to enjoy the love and companionship of my fur babies! Sending many good vibes from our tribe to you and Kelly!

  16. Yep!!!!! I really needed this post from you this morning Ann!! Even though I’m in the south, we have had way too much rain and flooding but so ready for spring.
    This has been uplifting to see the different ways to set our coffee tables ready for spring. Like you I am ready for things to start popping up out of the earth. We have daffodils blooming so I guess I shouldn’t be complaining. As humans we tend to do that.

    One thing I remembered from one of your post that you shared is planting herbs, I went to the thrift store and bought a rather nice basket and have my seeds ready to plant. I need to see things grow. That’s inspiration to me.. And it helps to remind us God is in charge of our beautiful earth and very thankful for that.

    Happy Spring…. soon!!!

  17. Karen Mary says:

    Books to the resume! I’ve had my gardening books out to plan this year’s landscaping and to research a couple of recent posts for my blog. Instead of putting them away, I’m now inspired to leave them out. (Two of the three books you feature are currently on my coffee table. :)) My coffee table needs to be grandkid-friendly, so books do better than vases! Thanks for the inspiration. I hope Kelly continues to enjoy her sweet life with you for some time!

  18. Shirl Lundstrom says:

    Love all these ideas. Spring is so far away here in northern Minnesota! However, I will sneak some of those ideas in over the next several weeks! Setting out a couple of gardening books is first on my list. Best wishes to your Kelly. We love our fur babies!

  19. What a wonderful variety of ideas for decorating a coffee table. Plan to use some of it on my dining room table. Am sending a hug to you for all your hard work.

  20. Kathy Menold says:

    Ann, Love the eggs in the lantern. I have lots of faux and real blown out eggs and I have used them in a variety of ways but this is one I am going to do this spring. So eagerly looking for Spring and even though still too wet in the garden I can certainly bring some spring inside.

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