One ever-popular and, most would agree, essential piece of furniture for the living room is the coffee table – but while the choice to include one might be obvious, the next steps sometimes aren’t. Selecting what to place on top of that lovely coffee table – books, candles, trays, picture frames, knickknacks – can be more involved, and more rewarding, than picking out the table itself. Here are a few pairings of things that might jump-start your arrangement. One hint: don’t be afraid to clear it off and start over. The top of your coffee table is one of the easiest places to reset the mood of a room.