Protect your furniture with these cool coasters
For some, it’s a collection plucked here and there from bars across the nation.
Others look to them to fine-tune their home’s décor.
But their No. 1 job is to protect your furniture. To that end, we suggest you look to the mighty coaster for its practical side, first. Be sure it won’t slip and slide around your table, and keep in mind that those inexpensive cardboard coasters you nab from your favorite bars will probably not be waterproof.
Do a little research in your own back yard, and you may find an artist who can personalize your coaster. In Cheraw, S.C., for instance, the Sweetgum Coaster Company can create a vision of your favorite sports team, your home or favorite plant.
We’ve plucked a few suggestions for your home. Or if you’re searching for a gift for a great hostess this summer–problem solved.
The bright colors of these would be perfect for the artful spirit. Contemporary, meet practical. Blue and green foil coasters, $12.95, pier1.com
With a flourish
A handsome walnut holder will keep these coasters together until they’re needed. And the cork backing ensures your table won’t be scratched up. Thirstystone fleur-de-lis coasters, $27.99 on sale, kohls.com
Wood is good
If you love the look of wood, consider a set like this, with six coasters that stack up for storage and work with both hot and cold drinks. Lipper International bamboo coasters, $12.99 on sale, macys.com
Want to remind people who you are–or at least the initial of your last name? Consider this personalized coaster set. Monogram coaster and coaster holder, $19.99, bedbathandbeyond.com
In spring, who doesn’t love to bring a bit of flower power into the home? We love this set of six, which would delight any gardener. Portmeirion botanic coasters, $14.99 on sale, macys.com