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Do you know how to style a coffee table? If not, you’re in the right place. If you do, then you might pick up on some new tips.
Back to Basics Monthly Series – Coffee Table Styling and Tips
Styling coffee tables is one of my most favorite things to do. I think it’s because they are so easy to style and they are so visibly appealing. Following are my tried and true secrets and design tips on how to style a coffee table.
Typically, I always style my coffee table with trays. It’s easier than decorating an entire table. Also, It makes for easier cleaning. Just pick up the tray and clean the table.
High and Low
Use items in odd numbers…it just works
Use a fragrance you love and in the evening the glow of light is lovely.
Always try to have a piece that is unique or unusual. This pretty miniature china and silver fish box was my mother’s. The other night I had a cocktail party at my house. I cannot tell you how many times this box was picked up and looked at by party guests that were seated on the sofa. You want them to be interested. What is it? Where is it from? I love that!
A pop of color is usually the first thing that draws the eye to your table.
Flowers or Plants
Flowers and plants add life to the coffee table. To me it let’s you know that people really live in this home too.
Sparkle and Shine
You can use crystal candlesticks, a brass bowl or anything that reflects light. Sunlight, lamps and candles reflect light from glass or metal.
Use Items You Love
This is the most important tip. Make sure to always have items around you that you love. For example, my coffee table is a total collection of my favorites. A hammered aluminum tray from my grandmother, the miniature silver and blue and white china fish box from my mother, white hydrangeas, cobalt blue glass, vanilla candle and woven bottles. A true representation of me and my style but also of important people in my life.
Change it Up
Here’s a bit of a pet peeve of mine too. Don’t forget to change it up every once in a awhile. I’m not saying you need to change it up every month. I do feel that you need to change your coffee table decor at least seasonally – so at least 4 times a year.
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