10 Coasters that Do More than Protect Your Table

by Amy Azzarito

We have a simple coaster DIY project coming up later this afternoon so we’re starting off the morning with some coaster favorites that add a little style while they protect your furniture. Coasters used to be something that I associated with fussiness so I love this casual fun ones. I’m curious. Do you use coasters on a regular basis? –Amy

Get all the links and more coasters after the jump!

Image above: 1. cloud coaster $12.42 | 2. marbled cat coaster $30 | 3. slate coaster set $12 | 4. confetti felt coaster set $20 | 5. stone forest coaster $12 | 6. smokey clouds coaster $35

Image above: ceramic cloud coaster $26

Image above: Nibble coaster $18

Image above: wood constellation coaster set $30

Image above: mojave letterpress coasters $20

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  • We were gifted a set of beautiful agate coasters by a friend after our wedding, so even though our coffee table is a total piece and protecting it from water rings is a moot point (it’s used as an ottoman by us and, in the past, a chew toy by our dogs), I can’t help but love using them every day.

  • I started respecting the wood with coasters once I invested in a beautiful MCM teak coffee table. Now I’m obsessed!

  • I didn’t care about coasters until I spent hours sanding, staining, and poly-ing our coffee table, and now my house is like that episode of curb your enthusiasm- “respect the wood!”

  • What fun coasters. I like using coasters and I find that most times when I have people over for a get together or dinner party, guests really like using them too (no worries of water/condensation stains). These designs are fun, practical and chic; any of them would look fabulous in a table setting or interior decor.

  • My husband and I both work at the same glass top desk, so we started using coasters instead of constantly cleaning coffee rings off the surface.

    However we don’t use them on our coffee table- it’s a scuffed up metal trunk that I adore- the more wear and tear the better, I say.

  • I have found that coasters need to be of softish material, such as cork or rubber. The hard ones made of stone or ceramic often leave a dent in the wooden surface if the guest tries to move them and isn’t paying attention to placing them on the table carefully. (probably the same person who wouldn’t notice they shouldn’t put a hot cup on a wooden surface too.)