A TOAST TO THE COASTER
TINY TABLE TOPPERS ADD STYLE
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.