A TOAST TO THE COASTER

TINY TA­BLE TOP­PERS ADD STYLE

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - HOME - Janita Singh

ARE you a sucker for coast­ers? You are not alone.

These small items, which are of­ten not given much thought, may not be ev­ery­one’s cup of tea but given good thought, they are like jew­ellery for your ta­ble, Cris Buck­nall of Eco Chic says.

“They can add a splash of colour and tex­ture to a din­ing set­ting or stack them for a bo­hemian lay­ered look,” Buck­nall says.

Buck­nall says to make a style state­ment, steer clear of the ob­vi­ous. This in­cludes coast­ers sport­ing im­ages of tourist land­marks such as the Syd­ney Har­bour Bridge and Great Bar­rier Reef or kan­ga­roos and koalas.

As we look to­wards sum­mer and ways to add pops of colour to our home decor, these small beau­ties are a good place to start.

We’ve stum­bled across a few that may turn even the big­gest coaster scep­tic into a be­liever.

Im­press your geeky friends with these colour­ful Chat coast­ers fea­tur­ing LOL, OMG, WTF and FAIL, op­to­coon­line.com

The stylish Monochrome Black and White geo­met­ric coaster set brings the black and white trend to the ta­ble with style, lifestyle­home an­dliv­ing.com.au

Add a splash of or­ganic beauty to your ta­ble with Agate coast­ers, hand-cut from nat­u­ral geodes. The bot­toms have soft bumpers so they will stay in place and not scratch fur­ni­ture, ecochic.com.au

Made from wool felt balls hand­sewn to­gether, these Rain­bow coast­ers will add a splash of colour and charm to any ta­ble, etsy.com

The in­tri­cately pat­terned Aisha Bone coast­ers are hand­made from chips of bone in­laid to­gether and over­printed with colour­ful geo­met­ric mo­tifs, ecochic.com.au

Game of Thrones fans hang­ing out for the next se­ries will get a kick out of these cork-backed coast­ers, which rep­re­sent four of the houses in the saga, yel­low oc­to­pus.com.au

Made from a com­pos­ite of re­cy­cled cork and rub­ber, the Trivet coast­ers are a mod­u­lar sys­tem so can be clus­tered to­gether or dis­played in­di­vid­u­ally, ut­edesign. com.au

You won’t be em­bar­rassed to pull out these ta­ble savers (clock­wise from above left): Trivet coast­ers, Chat coast­ers, Monochrome Black and White, Agate stack, Rain­bow felt ball, Aisha Bone and Game of Thrones coast­ers.

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