[pinterest] designindulgences.com. A reader recently wrote and asked if I would please share some ideas and inspiration on how to decorate a round coffee table..Candles Candles are also great objects to add to a round coffee table. Round thick candles placed on top of a rectangular book or tray proves to make for great decoration. In addition, they are extremely functional pieces. Once you are done with decorating your round coffee table, walk around the table and observe it from different angles. If it looks incomplete or over loaded, feel free to add or subtract some items to make it look more balanced..I have a round gltable with an espresso wrought iron base. It was purchased from Pier years ago. I still love the table, but sometimes find the gland round combo a challenge to style. Love the idea of using books. Thank you..Decorating a round coffee table is a task that I challenging myself, and I spend hours every time trying to find the right styling solutions. I found out that many other people struggle to make their round tables look nice, and this is why I wrote this article..