I may be a scrooge but I believe that you should always use a coaster (or a napkin) on wood surfaces, especially when in someone else's home. It should become second nature, the force of habit. Because no one likes water rings on the coffee table. And because no one likes to be the nagging host who follows guests around surreptitiously slipping coasters under their glasses. Talk about a buzz kill.
Here I've chosen gold as my accent color. This style of decorating can be easy on your budget too since your color accents can be added and changed with pillows and throws. I always find the best accent decor at HomeGoods! Sponsored by HomeGoods
Spreading bills out on the coffee table will only work for so long. Eventually, you may need to find a spot in your living room for a proper desk. Here are some location options to get your gears turning and inspire you to fit a real desk into your living room.