If you are into decorating books then you simply must have a look at Kit Kemp - A Living Space. Available here.
In her book she shares the tools of her trade- her passion for materials and the innovative way she mixes colour and pattern with old and new, textiles and objects, comtempory
art and unexpected details.
Over and over she outlines that there are no rules.
I love the last line of her bio:
It is about trusting your instincts, being prepared to take some risks and being clever with affordable and accessible pieces rather than always needing to blow the budget and above all having fun.
Have a read . . .I know you'll love it too.
Plus it's a good weight & size for your coffee table . . .always important.